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Im currently looking around for a cooler Price is not a issue But im looking for the best Silent FAN cooler, to cool a 64 X2 4200.
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I know no one will agree with me about it being the best. But I have had nothing but success with my Arctic Freezer Pro 64. OC'd to 3.0Ghz with it. 30C idle and 50C load. I haven't even lapped it!
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It's really good but not the best in terms of like reviews I've seen. Tuniq Tower is pretty silent and does the job also. Arctic Freezer 64 Pro is a cheap alternative as well.
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From reviews, the most silent are, like Beret said, the Tuniq Tower and the Freezer PRO

I'd personally take the 64 Freezer Pro because it's cheaper, but that's just me...

I know both of them are supposed to be really quiet, but I ordered the Freezer Pro for the build I'm getting soon (supposed to get parts monday in mail and case\\psu tuesday)...

What MoBo are you going to be using???

Because CWell said he had problems with Asus M2N32 Deluxe and a Freezer Pro, but he got it working fine, the problem was that the headsink fins were touching either the RAM of the Asus SilentPipe fins...

I like the AC Freezer Pro because it comes with MX-1 pre-applied square on it, so even if your nooby at applying Thermal paste you don't need to, and it's comes with the best thermal paste out IMO... MX-1 > AS5, the MX-1 takes a while to completely set, but it supposably last longer and is better than AS5
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post #5 of 8
BT and umm BT its the best even after being lapped it owns even moreplus an after market fan makes it better

wait nm thats not for AM2
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While the Big Tyhoon may pwn temps, it also pwns airflow. I personally have never tried it but people on here seem to like it a lot. I just bought a new air cooler today.

I was trying to decide between a BTVX, a Zalman CNPS 9500, or the Zalman 9700. Well I saw a review that pinned the two Zalmans against each other in testing and the newer 9700 got the edge. Not by much though.

So BTVX or 9700 now. They both test amazing and it was a really hard decision to make. The deciding factor for me however was airflow. The way the Zalman is oriented, it will blow hot air towards the 80mm fan at the back of my case. The BTVX will shoot air down at your motherboard.

Also, in reviews I noted that there was a big difference in what they were saying about the contacts. The pictures speak for themselves really.



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I really like my Big Typhoon. It's nearly completely silent and it keeps the temps way down, even on heavily OCed systems. The new Big Typhoon VX has a much better fan that is still very silent and comes with a fan controller so you can slow the fan down for more silent operation when you need to. But for looks, it goes to the Zalman hands down.
    
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