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BigTyphoon VX cooler review

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In one of my previous threads I've flamed anandtech for avoiding to test this cooler, now they finally did.

The results are disappointing, but the explination as to why most are getting great results with this cooler, only the don't, is a bit weird imho:

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Originally Posted by Anandtech conclusion
We have seen other reviews that compared the Big Typhoon VX to the Thermalright Ultra-120 and found the Big Typhoon the winner. We can only point out that results from reviews using an older Intel CPU or an AMD CPU are not comparable to test results using a Core 2 Duo test bed.We use a Core 2 Duo because that is the processor most overclockers today would choose for their system.
This means 120W of Pentium D heat output does not equal 120W of C2D heat output? They must be having a measurement problem, beacause I can't quite realise how can this be.

Here is the article, a fine afternoon read all in all.
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The Big Typoon is a good cooler, BUT the VX version is a bit flimsy, nearly all VX owners agree. The clamp system just isn't that good for a 2 pound piece of metal.

If I could take back this purchase I'd get a TT or a normal BT and put a better fan on it.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
The Big Typoon is a good cooler, BUT the VX version is a bit flimsy, nearly all VX owners agree. The clamp system just isn't that good for a 2 pound piece of metal.

If I could take back this purchase I'd get a TT or a normal BT and put a better fan on it.
I don't... oh well.
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I have a BigTyphoon version called BT120. It seems more or less the same as the original BT, but with a bracket to support AM2(the original didn't have it). It mounts with screws, so it can hold the 2 pounds just fine.

The fan is a 1200rpm silent fan, would you think that it's worth spending the money on some other fan?
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