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So as you alll can see in my sig I am running my E6600 on stock cooling. I am wondering what the best air cooling option would be for me. Keep in mind that I do need to move to some kind of more active cooling on my northbridge as the stock heatsink is not up to par. I removed the stock thermal compound from it and replaced it with as5 which helped worlds, but not enough. I think I'm just going to glue a 50 mm fan to it or something. But I need to know what cpu heatsink is the best and will fit on there.

Edit: Woops. I accidentally posted this in the wrong section. Could some kind mod or admin please move it for me? Thanks. Sorry.
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Big Typhoon VX is good. Quiet. Variable fan. New improved mounting mechanism.

Only one caveat: the Typhoon is BIG. It's BIG.
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Get the Tuniq Tower 120. I just ordered it 5 minutes ago from frozencpu.com
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I loooked up the big typhoon VX, found out it's pumping another 30 cfm over the original big typhoon, and my local computer shop is probably going to get them in the next month or 2, but with the christmas rush it's all slowing down a bit, but I can't wait myself!

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Originally Posted by jamenta View Post
Big Typhoon VX is good. Quiet. Variable fan. New improved mounting mechanism.

Only one caveat: the Typhoon is BIG. It's BIG.
I wouldn't say improved, someone actually had it snap off.
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Originally Posted by Le_Loup View Post
I loooked up the big typhoon VX, found out it's pumping another 30 cfm over the original big typhoon, and my local computer shop is probably going to get them in the next month or 2, but with the christmas rush it's all slowing down a bit, but I can't wait myself!

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The VX is a BAD idea, the cheap clips that are used have been known to break and the BT falls onto your video card, I saw a thread somewhere around here where his video card was killed..

The regular BT upgraded with an FM121 is by far a better idea as it uses metal mounting brackets.

Also, your motherboard can vary the speed of the fan...(why would you want to reach into your case to change the speed anyway?)
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I've been looking at the BT cooler aswell and the VX model does seem a bit weak with the mounting.
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I had no problem mounting the VX. I believe you can still screw on the VX
if you prefer - which people used to complain about as well.

Perhaps the weakest link for the Big Typhoon has been the mounting - but
it is still one of the best air coolers available.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta View Post
I had no problem mounting the VX. I believe you can still screw on the VX
if you prefer - which people used to complain about as well.

Perhaps the weakest link for the Big Typhoon VX has been the mounting - but
it is still one of the best air coolers available.
I tweaked your post a bit, the regular BT has no mounting problems. The VX only comes with the clip mount so you would not be able to "screw" mount it. It looks like the original mounts wont fit either so if you're willing to risk it..
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Right. Tuniq Tower definitely seems to be the best for the conroe; but; will it work with my NB heat sink? If I put a fan on it?
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