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Ok fellas/lasses i have £70/$140 to spend on a CPU cooler and i have seen these coolers only 1 will make it and the rest need to be eliminated.

Features i am looking for

- The best cooling power (enough to cool an E6300 overclocked upto 3.6GHz)
- Looks
- Quiet but fast fan (if it cools the best then i can accept a loud'ish fan)

Here are the contenders:

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The Titan Amanda TTC-NP04TZ TEC & Heatpipe Cooling Fan (Socket 775)



- Dimensions: 140 x 95 x 170mm
- Fan Dimensions: 92 x 92 x 32mm
- Fan Speed & Noise Level: 1500RPM / <20 dBA
- Weight: 1035g
- Thermal Resistance 0.12 -0.15(C/W)

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Zalman CNPS9700-LED Aero Flower (Socket AM2/939/754/775) CPU Cooler



- Socket LGA775, AM2, 754, 939 and 940
- Dimensions: 90mm x 124mm x 142mm (LxWxH)
- Weight: 764g
- Rotational speed: 1250 - 2800RPM
- Blue Fan Illumination
- Noise Level: 19.5-35.0 dBA

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Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler



- Supports 478, 754, 939, 940 & LGA775 Processors
- Includes Fan Controller & Thermal Paste
- Fan Speed: 1000-2000 RPM
- Heatsink Dimension: 131mm (W) x 108mm (H) x 153mm (D)
- Weight: 798g (Without Fan)

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Asus Silent Square Pro (Socket 478/754/940/775/939/AM2) CPU Cooler



- Fan Diameter: 90 mm
- Fan Height: 25 mm
- Sleeve bearing
- Rotation Speed: 2500 RPM
- Air Flow (Total) 49.4 CFM
- Heat pipe technology

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)



- Heat Sink: 92 x 72 x 120 mm
- Fan: 77 x 77 x 42 mm
- Overall Dimensions: 92 x 114 x 120 mm
- Rated Fan Speed: 2500 RPM
- Power Consumption: 0.16 Amp.
- Air Flow: 36 CFM / 65 m3/h
- Weight: 516 g
- Noise Level: 1.2 Sone
- Thermal Resistance: 0.19°C/Watt

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Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme (Socket AM2/LGA775) Heatsink



- Quiet and powerful cooling due to multiple heat pipes and large aluminum fin area
- Proprietary bent winglet design to minimize airflow resistance
- Nickel plated heat pipes soldered to base and fins for optimum heat transfer
- Bolt-through-board retention for secure mounting
- Supports both AMD and Intel processors

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Thanks for all your input in advance

Axon
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post #2 of 21
I'd get the Tuniq out of those. Buy have you thought about the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120, its even a couple degrees better than the Tuniq.

http://www.thermalright.com/default.htm
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Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
I'd get the Tuniq out of those. Buy have you thought about the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120, its even a couple degrees better than the Tuniq.

http://www.thermalright.com/default.htm
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Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Hands down
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post #5 of 21
Definatly get the Thermalright then
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post #6 of 21
For looks, i'd go for Zalman CNPS 9700.. same as the one u have above but the copper is black and it glows green. also pretty good cooling..
i heard TT120 and Tower are a bit better at cooling though.
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post #7 of 21
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Does the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme come with a fan?
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post #8 of 21
I was going for the tunic tower, but Thermalright Ultra-120 seems to be a challenger, or what about the Noctua NH-U12F?
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Does the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme come with a fan?
I dont think it does, that is a drawback, just buy any other fan that suits your needs.
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post #10 of 21
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hmm that puts me off as its quite expensive as it is lol and i dont fancy having to buy a fan along with it s the TT120 looks like it cud be taking my fancy atm can any one give there experiences of these coolers plz
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