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I'm currently running a Coolermaster Hyper48

I am wanting something colder, and I am wanting to choose between:
Zalman 9500 LED

and a

Thermaltake Big Typhoon 4-in-1 Heatpipe CPU Cooling System

Can someone please make this decision for me as I can't find any head to head or comparison charts, and all the single tests seem to be bias, so I am getting 35c idle temps now, can someone pick between the Zalman, the Big Typhoon or should I just stay with what I got *and yes I will drop 60 bucks for a couple degrees more* and I'm not looking for any other ones because I'm too impatient to order online. so those are the only choices available to me. thanks
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out of those, the big typhoon, but try to grab a Tuniq Tower or a Scythe Mine/Infinity. 35c idle isnt bad at all, thats what i get?
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out of those, the big typhoon, but try to grab a Tuniq Tower or a Scythe Mine/Infinity. 35c idle isnt bad at all, thats what i get?
Thats what I seemed to gather from all my reading, until I saw that there were 2 Big Typhoons, that VX one and this 4 in 1, and I think they are different.
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post #4 of 7
i suggest the tuniq tower

http://www.svc.com/tuniq.html

they arent exaclty always in stock
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I will suggest the Tuniq as weel, IF you can find one and IF it will fit in your case.

I just recently installed a Zalman 9700 and the thing is amazing. I love it. I idle at 23C on stock settings and 25C right now at 2.9Ghz. I love it.

Also, it comes lapped from the factory pretty much, so you don't have to worry about that. It is very dependant on case airflow however.

If you do go TT BT, don't get the VX. Thats the one with the crappy clip on mounting. You want the regular one that bolts down. Also, what is nice about the BT is that it will blow on your PWMs which is good.

But #1 I'd try and find a Tuniq
#2 If you have good case airflow I'd get a 9700, If not BT def.
#3 I'd get the Scythe. But if I were to get a Scythe, I'd get a Scythe Ninja. I believe those are the best.

Whatever you do though, make sure you have enough room in your case for whatever you end up getting lol. I am literally like 0.5cm from the top of the Zalman and the window fan...
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i just linked a tuniq above, last time i checked it was available for about 50-60 bucks
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post #7 of 7
Get anything except a Zalman.


I don't like the Big Typhoon because it blows the hot air off the heatsink down onto the board and CPU, but it is infinitely better designed than the Zalmans. The majority of people that love them run AMD systems which are known to produce less heat, but they are nothing more than an overpriced mid-range cooler on most other systems.

CWell? 29c load? You must have a cold room LOL


It looks like the Tuniq Tower is in stock at SVC (the link provided above), that is really your best choice.

Alternativly, the Scythe MINE

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/41...l?tl=g40c14s52

and the Scythe Infinity

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/50...l?tl=g40c14s52

are both very good heatsinks as well.

You want to get a heatsink that uses a standard 120mm fan so that you can change it to suit your needs. For massive cooling get a louder, but higher CFM fan and you are good to go. The Zalman's have non-changeable, open fans that do not move a lot of air over the majority of the fins.
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