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afair when there is limited airflow in a case, the copper base, copper heat pipe config with aluminium fins is the best design as copper is excellent at transferring heat through metal (thus the copper pipes) whereas aluminium is excellent at transfering heat to air (the fins). This is the reason that the Zalmans need good airflow, because even though they are great at getting heat away from the core, they are not great at getting the heat off the metal itself, which means eventually the heat transfer is going to be limited if there isn't a decent airflow over the fins to help remove the heat.

Plus, aluminium is a lot lighter than copper, less stress on the mainboard when upright, you could not get a heatsink the size of a Tuniq with everything being made of copper, the weight alone would be too much. Zalman are aiming at the n00bs who want to have a nice contemporary art piece as a HS to show off through their UV case and window. The decerning OC'er knows that its better to have a cube of aluminium fins than a fancy copper flower
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post #42 of 46
Yes, I have excellent airflow in my case, and I do know the Zalman needs it.

Again, my temperatures dropped several degrees when I moved from 9500 to Tuniq, and I have nor replaced the fan, nor lapped the Tuniq yet.

The all copper design does indeed facilitate better heat transfer through metal, but it is exactly that which is a reason why the Zalman needs such good airflow (to get the heat away from the copper, which does not transfer as well to air). The tuniq does not require as good an airflow as the Zalman does (I did remove one exhaust fan after installing the Tuniq without negative effects. When I did that with the Zalman, temps would go up).
    
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If you install a FM-121B and lap you you could see another 2-4C drop. Which is amazing considering lapping only costs $5 and the new fan is $15, plus the SilverStone comes with a fan controller and it's 17dBA on low and 110CFM at high. My vote goes to a Tuniq Tower, that's what I am getting unless something betters comes out between now and March.
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I say go with the tuniq. on my little c2d rig which was running just at 60*C full load on both cores and 48*C idlewith the stock HSF at 1.325v setup in the bios I'm now running at 48*C full load and around 32*c at idle with the voltage setup to 1.5250-1.5325v in the bios

this is with still using the stock fan on the tuniq also. I'm sure I can get better if I drop a FM-121B fan on there
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I've not had a Tuniq, but everywhere I turn, the general concensus is that the TT is king.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1449/cpu-tnq-01/Tuniq_Tower_120_Ultra_Silent_CPU_Cooler_T-120.html?tl=g40c14
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