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Tuniq Tower on an E2180

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It's only $40 on the egg. I know it's good, but is it overkill when it costs half as much as your processor?
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Overkill is great when overclocking. Plus, it's good to have if you ever pick up a quad.
Go for it.
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I own several E2xxx's some with tuniq's some with stock coolers.


stock cooler is usually good up to 3-3.3ghz depending on the cpu's VID.. A tuniq will pretty much get you 3.3+ghz for sure with good temps.
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not lately most seem to hit a wall around 3.2 or so.. at least from about 16 we have had here
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Id jump on it why its cheap befor the price goes back into the high 50s and you could use it if you get a quad later on plus might get a higher overclock with it.
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Get the Tuniq, while they are cheap. You'll be able to use it on future upgrades too
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overkill but cooler is allways better
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post #8 of 29
I, too, say that you should get it while the price is low. That instant rebate could expire any day now! It has been at that price since AT LEAST the 3rd week in February!

At this price, don't hesitate. You can have much more peace of mind when overclocking as opposted to something such as the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro or whatever.

Just realize that the Tuniq Tower is just a couple millimeters over 6", so make sure you buy a case that's wide enough (a few cases are not). And make sure it will fit on your motherboard, as some Northbridges might get in the way.

Other than that, I have heard nothing but really good things about this.


And even though I lack hands-on experience, I can confidently say that, based on what I've learned over the past month or so from Overclock.net, it's much better to go a little overkill on your cooling. Headroom is a very good thing.
post #9 of 29
You will like it. It keeps my e2180 (3.7G) around 57c at load and 39c at idle.
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Keeps my E6400 in the 40's
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