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post #51 of 69
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Originally Posted by todd258 View Post
...Someone told me like 100 hours of running to get the better temp.'s. (I would suggest doing maybe a 24 hours then letting it sit, another 24 hours, and letting it sit etc.)
Note: The time frame is correct, but the system needs to go through thermal cycles (running for awhile, then being shut off so that it can cool to the ambient temp).

No offense, I am fairly certain that is what you meant based on the sentence that followed. Just wanted to clarify.
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post #52 of 69
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Note: The time frame is correct, but the system needs to go through thermal cycles (running for awhile, then being shut off so that it can cool to the ambient temp).

No offense, I am fairly certain that is what you meant based on the sentence that followed. Just wanted to clarify.
Yes, that is what I meant. I was a little tipsy when I wrote that, so I didn't probably make much sense. I couldn't think of the word for it. Now I know: thermal cycles.
    
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Can I ask, when you realised that the fan was blowing in the wrong direction, why didn't you just take the fan out of the middle and turn it around? Am I missing something here because I thought the 12cm fan is in the middle and can be removed by simply removing the top plate?
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Can I ask, when you realised that the fan was blowing in the wrong direction, why didn't you just take the fan out of the middle and turn it around? Am I missing something here because I thought the 12cm fan is in the middle and can be removed by simply removing the top plate?
the fan have a custom plate on top which cant be rotated..
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post #55 of 69
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You can take the fan housing out and unscrew the fan.

I did this, but I wanted to see the effect of rotating the heatsink. The heatsink fins are designed to catch air, see the attached picture.

I also tried with the whole heatsink rotated and it didn't seem to cool as well.
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post #56 of 69
hmmm thinking about getting one, what you guys think the temp will be with the tuniq on a precott e550 lga775 3.4 ghz processor? Now my temps with stock cooling is 36 idle and about 60 at load.
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post #57 of 69
So has anyone that previously had a big typhoon tried this Tuniq Tower...and can they report their findings??

I've just placed an order for a BT (the new VX model with stock like lga775 mounting clips and a variable speed control). I have time to cancel and buy a Tuniq if its that much better...
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post #58 of 69
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Originally Posted by steffche View Post
So has anyone that previously had a big typhoon tried this Tuniq Tower...and can they report their findings??

I've just placed an order for a BT (the new VX model with stock like lga775 mounting clips and a variable speed control). I have time to cancel and buy a Tuniq if its that much better...
I can't tell you from personal experience which is better. But from what I've heard, the Tuniq always wins. It's one of the best coolers on the market if not the best (it wouldn't be a surprise if it were). You should probably cancel that Big typhoon and go ahead and get the Tuniq, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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post #59 of 69
The only benefit I can imagine the BT VX would have over the Tuniq is that the BT would probably keep your PWM, MB, NB and RAM cooler as its blowing ONTO the mobo, rather than out the exhaust, also the BT would be better with a side intake fan. But for CPU cooling alone, i'd go for the Tuniq (heck I already have, waiting to be lapped as we speak ) if you already have decent ventilation inside your case to cool your mobo.

So criteria for BT VX*:
  1. Side intake above CPU
  2. Poor airflow inside your case

Criteria for the Tuniq*:
  1. Wanting the best air cooler atm
  2. Good airflow in case
  3. Side intake not needed

*imho
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post #60 of 69
My case is the Thermaltake Soprano, and it does have a side window with 80mm fan. The 10 Mammoth CPU coolers shootout results show the Tuniq is very noisy with fan at full speed...but BT very quiet.?
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