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post #1 of 24
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I'm thinking about getting a Big Typhoon and I'd like to know if the Big Typhoon is quieter than the stock AMD heatsink.

By the way, is it worth spending the extra $$ to get the new BT VX?
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the difference between the Big Typhoon and the BT VX is that the VX doesnt require motherboard being taken out to install the HS

i think the VX has a better fan aswell
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The difference between them is the mounting system as mentioned above and a faster fan

Look into the Scythe Infinity, they cool better than the BT
    
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According to the official website, the Scythe Infinity is several dB louder than the Big Typhoon. I'm looking for something that will be quiet.
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post #5 of 24
Replace the fan?

If you want quiet than you go with the Scythe Ninja and replace the fan, the Ninja's fins are spaced far apart to perform best with low RPM fans, it won't be
as good as say the Infinity/BT with a FM121 but it will close
    
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post #6 of 24
I am thinking about getting one myself for my AM2 rig. Many here seem to favor BT's and the VX model works with AMD and Intel processors.

Here is a nice link:

http://hi-techreviews.com/reviews_20...hoon_VX/P1.htm
post #7 of 24
The VX has a faster fan but supposely about the same noise. It also has alot easier mounting system.

I ordered the Big Typhoon VX and it will be here tomorrow =)

I'm pretty sure they are alot quieter than stock. Stock is usually noisey because of the small fan.
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I ordered the Big Typhoon VX and it will be here tomorrow =)
Where and what was the cost?
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The difference between them is the mounting system as mentioned above and a faster fan

Look into the Scythe Infinity, they cool better than the BT
do you ever test the Scythe and VX on your PC? If not how do you know Scythe is better than Big TT VX?

Friend of my have the Scythe Infinity and i have the Big TT VX, and we has them tested about 2 week ago, the result are the same.
My temp Idle-29c and fully load -52c with OC from 2.2-2.7ghz and 1.35v-1.55v. I think my temp are very low, cuz i live in VEGAS! lol
and my VX is quieter even the fan speed on MAX.
so you tell me which one is better?
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post #10 of 24
if you really want quiet go for the CoolerMaster Hyper 48 - it's mainly a heatsink with a 21 db fan on it, but it needs a 4 pin connector, or else you have to use 3 pin and it doesn't cool too well
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