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post #1 of 20
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I need a CPU cooler that is less than $50 and curious what you guys would suggest. As I look at newegg there is a plethoria of good options in the $40-$50 range; everything from Zalman 9500 to the Tuniq Tower. What is gonna be the best for the $?

Thanks, reps for the help.
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post #2 of 20
Tuniq Tower. No doubt about it.
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post #3 of 20
Or.
Gemini II
OR.
Big Typhoon.
post #4 of 20
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Yeah, that's what makes this hard...lots of good options.
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post #5 of 20
Seriously for the price range you specified, not a single cooler will beat the tuniq.
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post #6 of 20
Tuniq tower. I have two and like it.
post #7 of 20
yeah he is right, Unless the Typhoon II Is better and cheaper..... BTW whens the release date one it?
post #8 of 20
one more time! tuniq tower...
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post #9 of 20
tuniq for tower..

gemini II for stand up type
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post #10 of 20
geminii for board/ram/chipset cooling as well.

however, you won't be able to overclock your CPU as high as with the Tuniq. So it is a tradeoff.
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