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TRUE or Tuniq Tower 120 for Q6600?

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I'm going to be replacing my Zalman CNPS9500 pretty soon and I still cannot decide whether or not I want/need the TRUE or Tuniq Tower 120. I was previously set on the Tuniq, but now I am seeing great results and many people recommending the TRUE. So which one of these would be the best solution? I run usually stock at 2.4GHz, but also 3.6GHz when benchmarking or gaming.

I think if I got the TRUE, I would get the one that is already lapped from whatever website offers it. If I got the Tuniq, I would not lap it myself, and I do not plan to lap my CPU because I have never done it before and if I mess it up I don't have the funding to replace it.
post #2 of 48
Get the TRUE. It's a little better.
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post #3 of 48
If most time it runs at 2.4, I think Tuniq should be fine even at 3.6G. Of course, TRUE is the best. It is pretty expensive a bit to me especiall attach another fan to it when the Tuniq is $40 at egg.
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You pay a premium for the TRUE but it has fantastic construction and performance. Another downside is that the TRUE does NOT come with a flat base and thus must be lapped.

The upside is of coarse the best temps of any air cooler money can buy.
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I have Ultra 120 extreme now, I upgraded after having the Tuniq.

The Tuniq for the price is very hard to beat. If you are looking for bang for $ it is the obvious winner.

If you want the absolute best air cooler on the market go for the Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme. I am very happy with it. It costs more, but I know I won't be upgrading and will use it on future cpus. I have my ultra 120 lapped which helped quite a bit.

If you want outright performance go with the ultra 120 extreme. If you want good cooling for the $ get the Tuniq. I myself like the 120extreme better, but that is because i like to get as much performance as possible out of my equipment.
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Originally Posted by slaney30 View Post
I have Ultra 120 extreme now, I upgraded after having the Tuniq.

The Tuniq for the price is very hard to beat. If you are looking for bang for $ it is the obvious winner.

If you want the absolute best air cooler on the market go for the Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme. I am very happy with it. It costs more, but I know I won't be upgrading and will use it on future cpus. I have my ultra 120 lapped which helped quite a bit.

If you want outright performance go with the ultra 120 extreme. If you want good cooling for the $ get the Tuniq. I myself like the 120extreme better, but that is because i like to get as much performance as possible out of my equipment.
I did this also. The Tuniq seems like a great deal and it is, but IMHO you cannot push a Q6600 to 3.6Ghz with it.

That reminds me, I need to post my Tuniq for sale.
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I did this also. The Tuniq seems like a great deal and it is, but IMHO you cannot push a Q6600 to 3.6Ghz with it.

That reminds me, I need to post my Tuniq for sale.
Pm me about the Tuniq, I might want it for my second build. But yes I agree, I KNOW that my Tuniq would not get me to 3.6ghz, but the TRUE does fairly easy.
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post #8 of 48
i would definitely say the tuniq...it's plenty. it's also much more cost effective.
post #9 of 48
Reiterating what people have said, for the very best performance and temps, the TRUE is the way to go. However, for a budget or if top-notch temps aren't a major issue, then the Tuniq is a better choice.
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post #10 of 48
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Well, money is no object, so it looks like TRUE it is. I will be getting the lapped version. (Can someone link me? If not I will find it sooner or later)

But that brings me to my next two points. What fan should I get? And how the heck do you mount a fan on that thing? I kind of like how the Tuniq has the fan controller that mounts in your front bay area, but I wouldn't mind a fan that I can plug into my motherboard and have it controlled by my BIOS.

Also, since I am not lapping my CPU, is it really necessary to get the lapped TRUE? Will it provide better performance when the CPU is not lapped?

*EDIT* tehpwnerofn00bs, I see you are a Wolverine. I am a Spartan, so we should probably have a duel!!!
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