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High all, new to the forums . I would like to discuss some fan configurations, and a few coolers that I have been looking at for a while. Ive done many modifications to my cooler and managed to drop the temps by 10c because of them. Perhaps we can discuss of different mods that can be done to other coolers? Maybe some people that own these coolers can try them out?

Tuniq Tower (the monster)

weight - 798g

Very smart of them to add a center fan instead of mounting it on the side. It puts the fan to its maximum potential and creates a push/pull config. with one fan. The downside is that its only a 25mm thick slot. Another thing I have been wondering is why they only put three heatpipes into the cooler? Is this really enough? Is there some reason other than pinching pennies for only adding three? I think the only real improvment you could do to this heatsink is lapping it, since the base has almost no finish.



Scythe Infinity

weight - 960 g

This heatsink is interesting, becuase I believe it can out perform the tuniq with two simple mods. Since the fan has to move air accross a larger space than the tuniq, why not mount an additional fan at the rear of the cooler? Wouldnt this be just as effective and quieter than mounting a loud, high cfm fan at one end? Also, one thing I changed in my AC Freezer 7 Pro is the way its mounted to the mobo. Cheap, weak pins that are pushed into the motherboard MUST GO! Ive seen mods where poeple have mounted it down lik ethe tuniq with metal screws and it improved performance by 3-6c. This heatsink has a nice base, 10 heatpipes, and any fan you choose can be mounted. This heatsink is the heaviest of the three which means it has the most metal for the fan to cool. If we look at the weight of the ultra 120 and the tuniq, they are very similar, but the tuniq has a hair more, and this is maybe why it has a tad bit better cooling performance.




Ultra 120

weight - 745 g

Second best to the tuniq tower. How do people know this? It doesn't come with a fan? Is it second best with a 100cfm fan or 40cfm fan? Solid construction. One thing I like is that the fins are mot perfectly straight and forces the air to be twisted and pushed against the fins. Why didnt they make it larger? It would have been much better then. So how can we improve this heatsink? Probably by simply adding a powerful fan or two weak ones in push/pull config. It would have been nice to have seen a copper base & heatpipes in this cooler.




This are my oponions & views. Please feel free to add to how we can improve these or other top end heatsinks. Dont post things like "just go watercooling" becuase thats cheating Discuss..
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Cool reviews, but I think you are mistaken to say the Scythe Infinity has better cooling than the Tuniq Tower. It is widely known that the Tuniq has the best performance.
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Cool reviews, but I think you are mistaken to say the Scythe Infinity has better cooling than the Tuniq Tower. It is widely known that the Tuniq has the best performance.
I did not say it had better cooling as a fact. I simply stated that if a few mods were made to it I believe it MIGHT be better.
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Well, the best way to get instant results is to lap the base of the cooler. What mods did you do to yours exactly?
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Well, I can see why you would think that, but I don't think that your presumption is correct. The Tuniq Tower is in very high demand while the Scythe Infinity is not. Most people here agree that the Tuniq is best for air cooling. If making the Scythe Infinity number one only required adding another fan to the other side, that would not be the case.

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Well, the best way to get instant results is to lap the base of the cooler. What mods did you do to yours exactly?
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=480434
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Cool reviews, but I think you are mistaken to say the Scythe Infinity has better cooling than the Tuniq Tower. It is widely known that the Tuniq has the best performance.
Or at least widely assumed.
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Originally Posted by Muftobration View Post
Well, I can see why you would think that, but I don't think that your presumption is correct. The Tuniq Tower is in very high demand while the Scythe Infinity is not. Most people here agree that the Tuniq is best for air cooling. If making the Scythe Infinity number one only required adding another fan to the other side, that would not be the case.

P.S. Welcome to the forums.
Many people still think the BT is by far the best cooler when it is not. I think the ninja has a chance of being the best air cooler on the market.
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