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Better than a Big Typhoon?
If not, what heatsinks are better than the big typhoon?

I'm curious because my new case doesnt have a sidepanel fan which helps out the big typhoon, however it has a top intake fan blowing directly on the CPU socket area, and the regular exhaust behind the CPU.

stock fans dont matter, I have an fm121
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http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...82&articID=406

The Infinity is 1C-2C better than the Ninja
    
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The Tuniq Tower is still the best air cooler I think. The new Zalman 9700 is goign to be a great cooler as well.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
The Tuniq Tower is still the best air cooler I think. The new Zalman 9700 is goign to be a great cooler as well.
And here is why: (9700 on the left)

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post #5 of 20
The Ultra120 and Si-128 are also very good

They're both better than the BT
    
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HOLY EFF, it's that much bigger than the old one???
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
HOLY EFF, it's that much bigger than the old one???
110mm fan, so the heatsink probably pushes 130-140mm.
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
HOLY EFF, it's that much bigger than the old one???
No, look at the pic...the 9700 is IN FRONT of the 9500....giving the illusion of a larger size than it is.......it is still a non-interchangable, propietary fan on a poorly designed heatsink. the 9700 will be better than the 9500 as it is slightly larger (more surface area), but it will still be beaten by almost any block style heatsink with a 120mm fan mount.
post #9 of 20
the scythe is said to be better than the BT by a couple degrees...so yea id say its better
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post #10 of 20
I love the Scythe Infinity. Right now my E6600 is running at 24 degrees, ambient temp is about 17.3 degrees.
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