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ThermalTake Extreme Spirit-II or the Noctua NC-U6?

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hey eveeryone, i was wondering which of these two is the better for the Northbride chipset which i assume gives better overclocking?

the ThermalTake Extreme Spirit-II or the Noctua NC-U6?

i would really appreciate it if anyone can help me know which one is better and if it is okay to give reasons as well.

thanks very much, and i will look forward to your replies.

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post #2 of 65
Id say the Noctua is the better cooler, its bigger and you can add a bigger fan to it..but if youve got clearance issues id take the spirit II..both will give you a nice drop in temps.
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well i did try fitting a Tuniq Tower 120 with the Noctua Nc U6, but they just simply didnt fit together which kinda broke my heart, unless there was a way to make them fit together.

although, the fan on the ThermalTake Extreme Spirit-II spins around 4700rpm.

how does that compare now?
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post #4 of 65
I don't know how they compare on performance but I really would love to know... I just got a Noctua and lapped it and I will fit it onto my NB with the Tuniq...

It has been done before... you simply need to aim the Tuniq upwards so it blows out a blow hole on the top of your case...
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well im my motherboard simply wont allow it, but i really would like to know how they compare.

i dont think anyone has done a comparision before of these two.

anyone?
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post #7 of 65
the Noctua is in, and while i don't get a temp reading from the NB I used to touch it and I couldn't hold my finger on it for more than 2-3 seconds... now I can leave my finger on it forever...

BTW I added my little 40mm fan that I had on the stock NB sink to the Noctua
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post #8 of 65
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well, if i am correct, doesnt the fan on the ThermalTake Extreme Spitit-II spins at over 4000rpm? thus making it superior or on par on cooling with the Noctua NC U6?
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Last I heard, wasn't the Thermalright HR-05 better than both of them? just throw a 70 or 80mm fan on it and it works/fits fine for most setups.
    
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post #10 of 65
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well, the ThermalTake Extreme Spirit-II is a northbridge cooler, but with the setup in my computer, with a Tuniq Tower 120, i dont think the Noctua NC U6wont fit.
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