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post #11 of 24
i suggest the gemin II
ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cooler-Master-RR...QQcmdZViewItem

newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103026

the ebay version was cheaper for a while now newegg has free shipping
post #12 of 24
i'm very happy with my big typhoon. Sadly its been neglected by others because i don't really see the cooler on top lists of air coolers and it definetly get the job done very well.
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post #13 of 24
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TT BT (ThermalTake Big Typhoon) for the win!!!!!! i have one on a 4300 heavilly overclocked and my temps are awesome. if you look around you can find them easily for under 50 bucks
yha, BT is really cheap, not the VX version tho
post #14 of 24
I always go for the simple cost effective way to cool my hot pc's. Go to a your local superstore and purchase a mini refridgerator. Simply place that sucker in there. Wala! Supercooled pc. Without any maitnence.

Just kiddind. 82bux a budget? Crazy For me anything under 40 is a budget for me on some pc builds. You can hook your self up with 82bux man.
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so do you guys think that large heatsinks r unavoidable when looking for value for money cooling. Pls feel freeto post any suggestions bout which ones i should get and price
    
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so do you guys think that large heatsinks r unavoidable when looking for value for money cooling. Pls feel freeto post any suggestions bout which ones i should get and price
In a manner of speaking...

Consider the properties of a heatsink that will perform beyond the call of duty... this is the pursuit of performance...
  • Mass
  • Mass that has inherent superior thermal disipation
  • Surface area of the mass
  • Air flow across the surface area
  • Airflow to feed and exhaust the thermal output.
  • Quality of the physical surface contact between all components involved.
  • Dual heat transfer elements (fins and heatpipes)

Coolers that fall into all or most of those catagories: (in no particular order)
  • Big Typhoon 120
  • Thermalright 120
  • Noctua 120
  • Tuniq 120
  • Scythe 120
They are all 120mm coolers. Several of those manufacturers make numerous 120mm fan compatible coolers.

A note about these tower coolers: They are large and some can be alarmingly heavy.

That is not to say that smaller fan diameter coolers won't do the job. Zalman makes a CNPS line that performs quite well, and the coolers don't take up so much real estate or air-space.
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$50 for a BT but it sure does its job
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$50 for a BT but it sure does its job
Ya... cost is another factor

Expect to pay anywhere from US$ 40.00 to US$ 70.00

...but worth it in the long run (imho)

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alright i think i might go for the TT big typhoon. Do you reckon 3 90mm case fans is enough to keep the air well circulated?
    
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post #20 of 24
I have a question about the big typhoon. Won't the air just get pushed into the side of the case because the fan is directed out? I was looking at the Arctic Freezer 7 and the fan pushes the air off to the side. Which one would be better? I know the AC 7 is smaller but it seems like it is more effective.
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