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If you can afford it, then get the Tuniq Tower. It's going for $39.99 at NewEgg (click on the link), with a regular price of $64.99. It has it's own internal fan which can be replaced (see the lovely pics).

Ever since I first asked about a week ago, I'd say about 85% of the recommendations were for the Tuniq Tower. The last recommendation I received for the TT made mention of that this cooling unit is the very best you can buy ("you" being me, who's looking to go to the extreme on the "best bang for your buck" thing). I was told that I would have a much easier time OCing with this than the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro.

I also love the reviews it got at NewEgg.

So, I vote for that cooling unit as I've seen a few refer to the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro as "ghetto", or other degrading things (as "ghetto" is all I can recall. It was so unexpected!).
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Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna View Post
If you can afford it, then get the Tuniq Tower. It's going for $39.99 at NewEgg (click on the link), with a regular price of $64.99. It has it's own internal fan which can be replaced (see the lovely pics).

Ever since I first asked about a week ago, I'd say about 85% of the recommendations were for the Tuniq Tower. The last recommendation I received for the TT made mention of that this cooling unit is the very best you can buy ("you" being me, who's looking to go to the extreme on the "best bang for your buck" thing). I was told that I would have a much easier time OCing with this than the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro.

I also love the reviews it got at NewEgg.

So, I vote for that cooling unit as I've seen a few refer to the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro as "ghetto", or other degrading things (as "ghetto" is all I can recall. It was so unexpected!).
Just to be clear, the ZEROtherm Nirvana is the best cooler money can buy. The Tuniq is good, but not as good as the Nirvana ($35 after MIR) and the TRUE for $55+. I have a Tuniq and it's good, but not that amazing.
post #13 of 16
Now that's something I've been told before, but totally forgot! I'm glad you said so, you Tuniq Tower owner you.

Now, about a certain reviewer on NewEgg. He complained that the Nirvana's hs base has 2 rails where the 2 halves are put together, and it holds the hs up 1/16" off the base, thus requiring lots of grease. Needless to say, he was very upset about it.

I read almost nothing bad about the Tuniq Tower, especially in comparison.

It looks like I'd rather get the TT.
post #14 of 16
The only thing I didn't find pleasant about the Nirvana was the install. You need almost a foot long screwdriver to install it.
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yeah I own a tuniq tower and I like it. But I will admit it does not do as good a job as I was expecting it to..but still performs very well. at 1.5V I am getting around 55*C max temps.

that being said, my AM2 5000BE is running with a scythe infinity. I like this heatsink much better as the fans can be mounted on any side of the heatsink. The major downside to this however is the mounting for the 775 socket. It is purely atrocious.

I have the tuniq tower on my 775 with the back plate and in order to put the Scythe Mugen on the 775 socket I need to remove the backplate and use the stock clips OR find some screws + springs that will allow me to mount it.

I forgot where I was going with this post.. uhh thumbs up for tuniq tower
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