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OK here is the deal. I bought a Asus Silent Square, on their website it said it would fit my Motherboard. After recieving it AND removing my mobo for install I found that the brackets would not fit AM2. Turns out it was a misprint and it will not fit my mobo at all. So Asus finally got around to it and told me they would buy me ANY cooler I want from ANY manufacturer I want, so long as it is in the same price range as theirs. I payed 59.99 for the cooler, what should I tell them?
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post #2 of 12
Tuniq Tower or Big Typhoon VX. Get those and swap fans to a SilenX 14dBA - 72CFM Fan, lap them, and apply AC5.
*Swap fan only if you are going to get the Tuniq Tower

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Do you have an experience with those silenX fans? I have been ITCHING to try them....are they as quiet as they say?
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They are a little louder, but the 14dBA - 72CFM fan is quieter than the Tuniq 20dBA - 45CFM(?) fan, I know that for sure.
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well given that the Tuniq towers are so hard to find, I will prolly get a BT vx. I have a BT on my 478 and it is AWESOME...
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post #7 of 12
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Those brackets with the Tuniq tower will not fit the AM2
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by jriggs256 View Post
Do you have an experience with those silenX fans? I have been ITCHING to try them....are they as quiet as they say?

NO


SilenX fans are a scam, they're nowhere near as quiet as they are. They have employees go on other computer forums and lie about how good the fans are.

BTW, I recommend a CNPS9700NT
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post #9 of 12
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I was looking at that Zalman...I know this is gonna sound stupid...but i dont like the green LED...I read a review that says it preforms VERY well....god i dont know
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post #10 of 12
the zelman am2 cooler is rocksolid. price on newegg is about 59.99 to 69.99 on newegg.com, might have to pay just a little more but it's worth it. if your case has a side fan it wont fit. the zelman is big and watch your fingers it can cut them off. as one review on newegg, dud had to go to the hospital for stitches. my temp on my am2 amd 64 x2 4200+ is cpu 1 42c/106f cpu 2 45c/113f with everest.

ps: you cant even hear this cooler.
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