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Hello all,

I come to you again for suggestions for a new cooler. I currently have an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, an excellent budget cooler, but for it to perform I need to run it full speed.

Now I don't have a 60 dollar budget, the furthest I'd strech is 55.

I was thinking the Scythe Mine Rev. B

So I need Fan+Heatsink combo and FAN must be QUIET.

P.S. I'm running 2 Silverstone FM121 Fans @ their lowest setting right now, and these could be moved around to and replaced with a Thermaltake 120MM fan, which is much quieter than the AC7 @ 2600RPM
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The Big Typhoon. The stock fan is like 16 dcb while pulling 54 CFM.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
The Big Typhoon. The stock fan is like 16 dcb while pulling 54 CFM.
Yup, absolutely silent here.. I wonder if that CFM rating is right though.. hmm
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I think it's important to have some sort of fan to move air away from the HS... Maybe the Typhoon VX could be good... no fiddleing around with backplate etc.

Any others want to chime in?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimmy2Shoe View Post
I think it's important to have some sort of fan to move air away from the HS... Maybe the Typhoon VX could be good... no fiddleing around with backplate etc.

Any others want to chime in?
Yes, I heard that the BT VX had some issues with the mounting system, such as the brackets snapping
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post #7 of 14
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Allright, so I have decided between the following coolers:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=Scythe

or

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=THERMALRIGHT
with
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=VANTEC

I'm partial to the 2nd set: the Thermalright Ultra coolers are very well known as being some of the best coolers you can buy, and the mounting system is the same as the AC7 and stock intel, which makes it easy. The weight isn't an issue: It's the same as the AC7. However the fan is average, and the price is right up near the BT.

So, unless sombody can say that the Sythe is MUCH better or MUCH quieter than the aforementionned combo, I'll be putting the order through today...

Thanks for the insight

Jimmy
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post #8 of 14
I vote for the second set, without doubt.
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Scythe Ninja Passive FTW!
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post #10 of 14
I believe the Ultra 120 will work better and quieter with a 120mm fan than the Ultra 90
    
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