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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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post #2 of 24
BT is better.

The Tuniq Tower 120 is the best if you can find it in stock, the Scythe coolers are good as well.
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post #3 of 24
BT and grab a silverstone FM121.
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I don know. My Zalman CNPS9500 keeps my cpu down @19c with 1.5v on the cpu
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by reberto View Post
I don know. My Zalman CNPS9500 keeps my cpu down @19c with 1.5v on the cpu
Is it outside or something?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
BT and grab a silverstone FM121.
it will still be better even with the stock fan right?
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by trainmanup View Post
it will still be better even with the stock fan right?
Yeah, but the stock pushes like 40-50cfm, because it's "quiet". 50dba for a 2C drop? Hell yeah!
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Is it outside or something?
Nope. Its sitting right next to me, closed case! Need a pic to prove?
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by reberto View Post
Nope. Its sitting right next to me, closed case! Need a pic to prove?
No, but something is fishie :/ What is your room temp?
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post #10 of 24
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Ok, I bought the Big Typhoon, but they didnt have that other 120in fan you were talking about, so I just grabbed an Antec 120in Tricool with blue LED (match the theme of my case), has 3 manual speed settings, at the high speed it can do 2000 RPM's at 79 CFM, kinda loud tho, but this things already loud haha.

PS I might take some pics because I have to do some case moding, and take off my wind tunnel on the side pannel. I think I'll use the fan grill from the stock Big Typhoon fan, and drill some more holes in the plexi glass, and toss the grill on the outside for looks.
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