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post #1 of 11
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Yes i know this had probly been posted a million times so i apoligise in advance.

Anywho.
bit of a weekend project im trying to find a good intake fan and change my cpu fan along with some other things, just for a bit of fun.

I buy from http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ab06ac46100859
because i live in aus...so no newegg

So far i have been looking at (i have socket 939, i think it fits?)
Thermaltake Big Typhoon 120 VX Cooler
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ab06ac46100859

any good? i wanna o/c some more but stock cooling sucks.
anyone know how big it is, my case isnt that big its about 18 cm wide from left to right, so when fan is on mobo on tray probly a amount less.
and i dont want to buy it and it be to big for my case.

i will by some Antec Silver if its worth it too.

thanks all
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post #2 of 11
The BT vx is a killer cooler, one of the best if not still the best with minor upgrades... Im warning you now, a bunch of noobs will come in here saying that it sux, and to buy a tuniq tower, or scythe infinty. Rest assured that they really dont know much. The BT VX is a great cooler And at the lower price than the infinity or tuniq tower, its damn near the best cooler out there! Plus you can upgrade the fan later if you wish to get even better temps!

A simple upgrade that will actually make the BT VX better than a scythe infinty is just attaching small ram sinks used on videocards to the copper base of the cooler with arctic epoxy. It will drop temps a few degrees and costs near to nothing. But you dont even need to do this. It will cool awesome by its self, infact better than most low end water cooling setups such as the thermaltake big water, or zalman reserator just to name a few...

I personally have the older version of the Big typhoon, and i love it! Its a killer cooler! Just ask any of the members here that have been here a while, and they can all vouch for the quality and performance of a big typhoon.
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post #3 of 11
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thanks, loooks like im getting that then =D
now all there is to see if it fits. anyone?
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post #4 of 11
Case dependant mostly... you have a link to your case?

EDIT: wow i just googled your case from what info is in your sig and i got a link to here with a case mod you did... cool beans, judging by the size and layout, the BT should fit quite well. Just a suggestion, is to cut a side vent in the side panel when you get the BT to provide fresh cool air to the fan for optimal performance.
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post #5 of 11
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http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ab06ac46100859

yes i know its crap lol

Edit: oh saw your edit lol. well yeah i wanted to put a side fan in for that reason , as my stock cooling does the job fine without the side panel on. but the window is a tad small and if i cut a whole it almost defies the point of having the window there lol.
i was just going to put a faster intake fan which cools the hdd and hopefully that will get the job done
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post #6 of 11
I have one. Get the BT VX, it's very quiet on max and you won't need to replace the fan,trust me. The fan moves almost 90CFM of air.
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post #7 of 11
Ya i looked at your post from a while back of your little case mod... good job man! I usually look at pics to verifiy the room for a BT in the case. And you case looks to be big enough for the BT. You shouldnt have any problem fitting it.
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post #8 of 11
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nice sounds good, thanks for you help =D

Edit- Is it worth using antec silver or what ever, any better then the stuff that may come with the cooler? coz its $15 i could buy a case fan for that lol
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post #9 of 11
Arctic silver 5 (AS5) and Coolabritory Liquidpro are the two best thermal past's on the market today. Yes they really do make a big difference. AS5 vs factory white silicone greese can be anywhere from 5c-12c difference! You be the judge!
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post #10 of 11
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ah new i had the name rong.
thanks ill see if i can pick some up
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