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post #11 of 15
I throw the bigger Scythe (Infinity) and the Noctua in the mix. Heavy, but both excellent coolers.

Noctua NH-U12F CPU Heat Sink (Socket 754, 775, 939, 940, AM2) $64.95

Scythe Infinity 10-Heat Pipe CPU Cooler - AM2 Ready (SCINF-1000) $57.99

ATI83: 50C load? I'd like to see that a little lower... nice, but could be better.
    
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I'm interested in this as well. I'm finding my current 9500 isn't up to par with what I expected and the fan is god awful on full. Plus I cant replace it (never again will I trump aesthethics)

From reading this pretty good review, i've kinda set my mind on the Tuniq Tower 120. But i've got this niggling feeling I should go for the Scythe Ninja for some reason. From his review also he puts the TTBT on par with the Tuniq.

So should I go ahead with the Tuniq 120? Or is there a better aircooler on the market atm? I'm not looking for the best performance/price cooler. I'm looking for the best performer, I don't mind paying a bit more, I did for this 9500
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Check my previous post. The Scythe Infinity is a heavier version of the Ninja and the big Noctua is getting good reviews also

The Tuniq is very good, but nearly impossible to find.
    
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Maybe in the states its hard to get but there are a few places selling it over my way in Europe. Would that be the reason I don't see a lot of people using the Tuniq 120 even though it seems to be getting rave reviews anywhere I look? It doesn't make sense that so many people are using other HS's like the Scythes and TTBT yet they are being beaten by the Tuniq in tests. I thought maybe there was some known problem with them that I couldn't find.
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I think availability is the main reason why the Tuniq Tower is not used by more people than right now.

This has a compounding effect, since many members buy parts on advice of others. I can (and do) advice the Tuniq Tower based on reviews, but not based on personal experience (nor can many other members do so). As you know, reviews often are limited, sometimes just doing brief testing under specific circumstances.

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