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post #1 of 10
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I'm thinking of replacing my Big Typhoon on my E8400, reasons:
1) With the FM 122 fan mounted it sits very close to the side panel of my P182, causing poor airflow through it.
2) The push pin mounting scares me, the BT is a heavy son of beach to begin with, the FM122 does not help matters.
3) The top down airflow doesnt suit my case.
I know the TRUE is considered the best out there, however it's a bit more than I want to spend and nowhere has it in stock, besides I think I will hit the 1.4V barrier before I start cooking this CPU.

so I'm looking at the Ultima 90, Ultra 120A and any other suggestions. I will be reusing the FM122 on it.
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post #2 of 10
Just get a Turniq Tower, lap it, slap on the FM122, and life goes on Airflow is horizontal heading towards the rear exhaust, so no wories there
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TT120 is good i got mine for £29.99 from OCuk i think its big, but doesnt hit anything in my P180. I got 120mm fans at side and top and gets good air flow. bit fiddlely on fitting but worth it definately
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post
Just get a Turniq Tower, lap it, slap on the FM122, and life goes on Airflow is horizontal heading towards the rear exhaust, so no wories there
Isn't that how the TRUE is too?
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post #5 of 10
but the TRUE is above his budget, TT120 definately
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post #6 of 10
1) With the FM 122 fan mounted it sits very close to the side panel of my P182, causing poor airflow through it. Cut a hole in your case and make a duck for it then. It doesn't affect the airflow enough for it to be a bad investment.

2) The push pin mounting scares me, the BT is a heavy son of beach to begin with, the FM122 does not help matters. It's your own fault getting a VX. I always see the advice going for getting the bolt-down version of the BT. On the other hang, the push pins aren't THAT bad, if you know how to use them after all.

3) The top down airflow doesnt suit my case. Not true. It'll just zig-zag the airflow, actually making more turbulence, while cooling the area around the CPU.
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post #7 of 10
duck:


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spectre21 View Post
but the TRUE is above his budget, TT120 definately
Good call, i forgot what i read after i read it. Im dumb


But yea, then a TT120 might be a good choice. I have the original BT and a junk case with terrible cooling and my temps are fine, granted my NB voltage isnt cranked up. If i crank that up my mobo temp gets hot, like 55-59. Its normally around like 42. But yea, pushpins and big heatsinks scare me too.
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post #9 of 10
Tuniq tower. One of the best cooler at that price range. You will love it.
post #10 of 10
The TT Typhoon I have has the backing plate with pressed in stand offs and machine screws to hold down the plate. It's very secure. I'm not a fan of the push-pins either.

As for the fan blowing, you can flip it over inside the Typhoon. The heat pipes could care less what direction the air sweeps by them.
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