Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Best Air Cooling??
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best Air Cooling??

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I am about to get a new CPU and want to get the most from it just like everyone else. I have been reading and come to the conclusion that the best coolers are the Scythe Ninja, the New BT, and the Tuniq Tower? But the Tuniq Tower is not available... so I started looking and the Thermaltake Sonic Tower looks very similar. Has anyone got one of these with a high flow 120mm fan in between? How does it preform? Any other suggestions?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3L 8800gts 512 Patriot 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
barracuda 500 Vista Ultimate 19" 930b samsung lcd Silverstone 600 
Case
Antec P182 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3L 8800gts 512 Patriot 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
barracuda 500 Vista Ultimate 19" 930b samsung lcd Silverstone 600 
Case
Antec P182 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 
anyone? what does everyone use?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3L 8800gts 512 Patriot 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
barracuda 500 Vista Ultimate 19" 930b samsung lcd Silverstone 600 
Case
Antec P182 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6550 Gigabyte P35-DS3L 8800gts 512 Patriot 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
barracuda 500 Vista Ultimate 19" 930b samsung lcd Silverstone 600 
Case
Antec P182 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
The new Thermalrght coolers are good; the BT is always a favorite; heard good things about the Ninja but I never used one myself. The basic rule is that as long as the cooler is big, tall, heavy, and has heatpipes it will be good.
Magicbox
(17 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
Magicbox
(17 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 15
Tower is best, but you can't find it anywhere...
Monster Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 P5K Deluxe 3870 2X1GB Geil 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 250 barracuda's 2 x DVD Writers Windows 7 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor 600W GameXStream TT Armor Modded Razor 
  hide details  
Reply
Monster Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 P5K Deluxe 3870 2X1GB Geil 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 x 250 barracuda's 2 x DVD Writers Windows 7 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor 600W GameXStream TT Armor Modded Razor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 15
I'm pretty happy with the Zalman 9500 (there is a newer, larger model due out with a 110mm fan that is supposed to improve its temps by 5C) but other than the new zalman 9700, the Big Typhoon with a higher than stock fan is your best bet (although you may have to lap it).
Murder Box II
(18 items)
 
Home PC
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans  Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
  hide details  
Reply
Murder Box II
(18 items)
 
Home PC
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans  Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
I have the Thermaltake Tower 112. I bought mine from Newegg for $49.99, but its listed here on Tigerdirect for $39.99 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...104410&CatId=0

Keeps my X2 4200 nice and cool. Idle ~31C, Load ~45C. Case temp is ~29C, Ambient ~36C. I have two 80mm fans on the front and back of the heatsink.
Main Battle Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X6 1090T 3.2 ghz MSI 870A FUZION XFX 2x 9800 GT Crucial Ballistx PC10600 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
OCZ SSD Agility 2 120GB + Sinpoint 2TB LG DVD+RW 24" Sceptre Saitek 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 600W Lian Li K62 Black Razer Death Adder 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Battle Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X6 1090T 3.2 ghz MSI 870A FUZION XFX 2x 9800 GT Crucial Ballistx PC10600 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
OCZ SSD Agility 2 120GB + Sinpoint 2TB LG DVD+RW 24" Sceptre Saitek 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 600W Lian Li K62 Black Razer Death Adder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 15
BT, tuniq tower, arctic freezer 64 have proven to be some of the best.
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
I'll throw my support behind the Freezer 64. For the price you'd certainly have your work cut out for you trying to find something better.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6700 @ 3.3 GHz ASUS P5N-D 750i SLi MSI N460GTX Hawk 1GB G.Skill 4GB PQ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDCaviar Black Intel X25-V Lite-On DH-4O1S Blu-Ray OCZ Vendetta 2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 Samsung 245BW Logitech G11 Corsair HX520W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec P182 Logitech G5 Rev. 2 Allsop Widescreen Mousepad X-Fi Xtreme Music 
AudioOther
Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Logitech G13 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6700 @ 3.3 GHz ASUS P5N-D 750i SLi MSI N460GTX Hawk 1GB G.Skill 4GB PQ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WDCaviar Black Intel X25-V Lite-On DH-4O1S Blu-Ray OCZ Vendetta 2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 Samsung 245BW Logitech G11 Corsair HX520W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec P182 Logitech G5 Rev. 2 Allsop Widescreen Mousepad X-Fi Xtreme Music 
AudioOther
Audio-Technica ATH-A700 Logitech G13 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 15
A64 all the way, for the price and performance you can't beat it
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 144 CACJE DFI LANPARTY CFX-3200-UT x1800xt 512 w/x1800cf 2gig (512x4) Patriot 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74gb Raptor 16mb cache Windows XP pro Viewsonic vx922 lcd 19'' microsoft 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ Game-Stream 600w TT Armor w/ 25cm fan microsoft wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 144 CACJE DFI LANPARTY CFX-3200-UT x1800xt 512 w/x1800cf 2gig (512x4) Patriot 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74gb Raptor 16mb cache Windows XP pro Viewsonic vx922 lcd 19'' microsoft 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ Game-Stream 600w TT Armor w/ 25cm fan microsoft wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
I think "Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX" is the 1 of the best air cooler out there.
Super easy to install and have a Fan Control and Extremely quiet.
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C...0/cl-p0310.asp

i use that cooler with Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

my temp drop about 13-14c!!
I OC my 4200+ X2 from 2.2ghz -2.7ghz, and my tamp was 31c Idle and Fully Load 50c.
IronMan
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Ivy 3570k OC MSI z77a-GD65  EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB SC G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB DDR3 2133OC 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Two x Corsair Force Series GT 120GB Raid0 Cooler master 212 Evo  Window7 64bit Acer Glossy 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750w Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 Optical 5Button Mouse 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
IronMan
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Ivy 3570k OC MSI z77a-GD65  EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB SC G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB DDR3 2133OC 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Two x Corsair Force Series GT 120GB Raid0 Cooler master 212 Evo  Window7 64bit Acer Glossy 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750w Thermaltake Overseer RX-1 Optical 5Button Mouse 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Best Air Cooling??