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  • 10% (3)
    CoolerMaster GEMIN II
  • 0% (0)
    CoolerMaster ECLIPSE
  • 0% (0)
    Cooler Master HYPER 6 +
  • 10% (3)
    ZALMAN CNPS9700
  • 43% (13)
    Thermaltake BigTyp 120 vx
  • 36% (11)
    Other(Please specify)
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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey, I'm looking into getting a after market cpu cooler for my comp, since the intel stock cooler is average at best. I've done some research on the stock that the local computer shops have, and this is the short list of good fans.

From the list

CoolerMaster GEMIN II with 2* 80cfm fans on it. 120mm fans.

CoolerMaster ECLIPSE

Cooler Master HYPER 6 +

ZALMAN CNPS9700

Thermaltake BigTyp 120 VX(Also the BigTypoon vanilla is in stock, but since I don't move my case much, I think just the clip in of the vx will be fine)

If choosing other cooler, please also say which one of the listed coolers is better, since I might not have access to the cooler you mention.... Stupid australian shops.
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post #2 of 20
Tuniq Tower 120 is better than all the coolers you listed except perhaps the GEMINII, as are the Thermalright Ultra 120 and Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme.
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post #3 of 20
Out of those it's the Big Tyhoon, best air cooler would be one of those TEC coolers.
 
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post #4 of 20
i'd get a TT120 and lap it.
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post #5 of 20
tunic tower 120 FTW
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Ultra ChillTec super low air cooling temps
    
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
best air cooler would be one of those TEC coolers.
No.
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post #8 of 20
A properly lapped BT with a high CFM fan is hard to beat for the price...
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post #9 of 20
An Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro is hard to beat for the price. The Thermaltake 120-Extreme is hard to beat for performance and quality.
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post #10 of 20
The BT is an awesome cooler, but if you want the best performance go for the TT 120.
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