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I got a shiny new E6600 for Christmas and I'm going to be picking up a ASUS P5W-DH and attempt my first CPU OC.

My problem right now is what cooler to get, I've read alot of this forum and done Internet research for a good part of the night.

It seems the undisputed winner is the Tuniq Tower but I'm afraid that that'll run too loud (my computers in my room and I pretty much leave it on 24/7).

I'm also considering the Zalman 9700LED because it's supposedly a lot quieter than the Tuniq, anyone who has had one or the other know if it's that much better noise wise?

I'm turned off by the Scythe Infinity because of the bad mounting system that requires modding. And I've heard alot about the Big Typhoon but dont know what really makes it stand out more than the Tuniq (cooling) or the Zalman (quiet).

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 15
Tuniq (with a "Q") is the best air cooler out there. The scythe coolers come in right behind or with the Thermaltake Big Typhoon, which is silent at first, but many people put a Silverstone FM121 on it (at full speed very loud, but i've gotten used to it). Lapping the coolers (making the base very flat to provide better contact) makes them better, and adding ramsinks to the heatpipes and base of the Big Typhoon also help. Zalman coolers aren't the best for cpus for the price, stick to them for VGA cooling.
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post #3 of 15
Ummm I have Zalman 9700 but dont have the Tuniq, I would think that the Tuniq would be quiet due to the diameter of the fan. Why do you leave your computer on folding????
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Thanks for the quick responses guys

I dont think I want to modify as much as you say people do to the Big Typhoon

I'm not sure of the actual size of the Tuniq but does anyone have an offhand guess as to wether or not it would fit into my case?
post #5 of 15
yeah it should fit. and modding the BT isn't that hard, just replacing the fan and adding RAM sinks is extremely easy. the hard part is lapping which you can do to any cooler (and which i may do when i buy my new motherboard)
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Where do you add ram sinks? Thanks!

[OCN] Ninja_Boy

If my Zalman Reserator (I know - it's for my silent build, Project: Ninja) cools worse than my Big Typhoon I might swap out the fans, lap my BT, and add ram sinks.
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Where do you add ram sinks? Thanks!

[OCN] Ninja_Boy

If my Zalman Reserator (I know - it's for my silent build, Project: Ninja) cools worse than my Big Typhoon I might swap out the fans, lap my BT, and add ram sinks.
h/o i'll find the guide..

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/70395-...light=ramsinks
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Thanks! Rep+

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Can anyone who has a Tuniq Tower compare the noise it makes to any other large cooler that they've had in the past?
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I can't compare it for you because its the largest cooler I've had.

I can tell you though that it is quiet for its size. I can barely hear it on max and with the low setting i have to have my ear on the case to hear it

Its an incredible cooler.
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