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Tuniq Tower 120 vs Zalman CNPS9500

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I currently have the CNPS9500 and my temps are a bit high on load (Right around 60c) at a 3.1Ghz Overclock, granted I have to lap the Zalman and reapply the AS5 later on but I was looking at the Tuniq Tower with the blue LED and on Newegg its getting some pretty negative reviews....

People are saying it doesn't mount right and that the mounting screws are cheap and poor in quality, others say that it doesn't help the temp and actually increases it in some cases...

Others are saying its awesome and dropping idle temps by 40c and whatnot.

Basically more people are saying its awesome on the customer reviews than those who say it sucks, I also have to take into consideration if the people who are saying it sucks are newbies and don't know what they're doing.

What do you guys think??
    
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Take the opinions on this forum. The people who use newegg and make reviews are of mixed technical knowledge base. The majority of the people on this forum are moderate to extremely skilled with computers. Personally I have the Zalman and I have a buddy who bought a Tuniq Tower from a friend and was waiting to get the rest of his parts.

Well let's just say I wish I had spent alittle more and got the tower instead of the Zalman. The Tower was 7 degrees cooler.
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A lot of the negative reviews on newegg come from idiots who put their technical knowledge as "high" even though they are far from it. These are the same people would give a toilet seat a bad rating because they can't figure out how to lift the lid.
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I own and have used both with same thermal paste and same CPU - without a doubt TT120 is a much better cooler. The tuniq gave me much better temps, and I can only assume it would do the same for you.
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just installed a TT, my temps idle around 35, load around 42ish. you should do much better with C2D.
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