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Tuniq Tower and Ultra 120: The only worthy air coolers these days?

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I'm looking around and more than half the new builds are made only one of those two coolers. Are they that more superior? It makes my Zalman 9700 sound very dated already

This isn't a rant, i'm just asking what makes the Tuniq Tower and Utra 120 such popular choices.
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They cool alot better.
    
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Yes, if you look at some review line-ups, the ultra and tt really pop out.
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The reviews place these two at the top..however, if you look around, you'll find plenty of folks with the TT that aren't getting temps any better than you are.........
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by PeDrO305 View Post
They cool alot better.
Indeed, they are very good coolers, especially the 120 ultra extreme. I have my cpu at 1.55v and 3.622 and idle won't go above 40c.

But I heard there was a new cooler coming out this month? Don't know what it's called, I believe it was a thermalright? But correct me if I'm wrong.
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post #6 of 21
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Yes, if you look at some review line-ups, the ultra and tt really pop out.
True.

And although I like the Zalman myself, there are much better choices for the money.

It all really depends on your cases airflow, and overall arrangement you have set up. Everyone will have different coolers that fit their setup the most.

In my case, I'm leaning towards a Zalman, specially with that mirror finish theyre famous for, and of course since my case airflow is directed to the back. My AC Freezer 64 has been doing the job for now, since it's also arranged in that position, and directs the air where it's needed the most.
    
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post #7 of 21
http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...spx?i=2978&p=6

Both the TT120 and the U120/U120 Ex are 2° or more cooler than all other coolers(Except for the Monsoon II which is a tec based cooler), with the U120's being even cooler than the TT120.
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post #8 of 21
the enzotech ultra-x is also a great cooler, but i have yet to see a review with that pitting up against the thermaltake ultra 120 extreme
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post #9 of 21
The tuniq is supposed to be a really great cooler for air overclockers (look the size of the thing!), however, if you're NOT overclocking, or not overclocking that much, there's really no need. The stock HSF is pretty damn good compared to the junk they gave years ago.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Desperado1987 View Post
Indeed, they are very good coolers, especially the 120 ultra extreme. I have my cpu at 1.55v and 3.622 and idle won't go above 40c.
What are your load temps? After all thats what really counts!!

Also idle temperatures change much less then load temperatures do form cooler to cooler and amount of Vcore. Always quote load temps, idle means squat, especially when you start a game and you temperature soar above 70C (I just picked some random high number, but you get the point).
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