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post #11 of 26
the tuniq is great, im half tempted to give the ifx14 a try though.
    
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Arctic cooling Freezer 7 Pro. It looks like garbage but it cools 90% as well as a TRUE for 25% of the price.
So if the TRUE is $50 then by your math the AC7 is only $12? Thats a pretty good deal...
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ok guys thanks alot at least NOW i have a few options rather than 1. Also i hear the term lapping quite a bit, what is this and what is required to be done? How long it take? what are the benefits?
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actually i've been meaning to get a IFX-14 but im not sure if it will fit im my case. Is the TRUE120 much different? Either way i go im going to be sticking 2 x 120mm fans on them but im still having trouble deciding.
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I have Scythe Ninja plus RevB (http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cp...scnj1100p.html).

Had a deal when i bougth it, 35$ if I remember right. Does a great job so far with some good old arctic silver 5. of course the ultra-120 is the gran-dady-of-them-all, but you cut that price near to half and u get a fan that cool about 4-5 degres more.

It always gets down to bang-for-the-buck vs best of the best. I tend to chose bang for the buck...
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What about the "Coolink Silentator"? This seems on par with the thermalright extreme and is readily available. Any thoughts on this cooler?
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post #17 of 26
Lapping is when you use different grit sand papers sanding down the contact part of the heatsink with the cpu. You will see around 3-7C degrees difference in your temperatures. Some people also lap their CPU. Some also go for the mirror look, but until that point it makes no difference, in my opinion, but looks so much nicer. There are a lot of lapping kits out there as well and guides on this forum.

some helping lapping links:
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ltake-big.html
http://www.thetechrepository.com/showthread.php?t=71

more lapping kit information:
http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...-heatsink.html
    
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ok guys thanks alot at least NOW i have a few options rather than 1. Also i hear the term lapping quite a bit, what is this and what is required to be done? How long it take? what are the benefits?
i think your best choice is a tuniq tower 120.

and lapping is just sanding down the contact surface on your HSF/CPU,to achive the Most accurate contact between the two,resulting in the most efficient heat transfer.

see the info in the post above mine.
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post #19 of 26
Get the Tuniq Tower. It is a great cooler, and no it won't snap your board in half.

It fits in almost all mid-towers, that's how Tuniq designed it.

Lapping is taking different grits of sandpaper (200, 400, 800, 1000, 2000) and sanding down the base of the heatsink (or cpu) and makiing it truly flat so that it makes good contact.

If you can't get the TRUE, get the Tuniq.
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Schroedinger View Post
Arctic cooling Freezer 7 Pro. It looks like garbage but it cools 90% as well as a TRUE for 25% of the price.

You have got to be kidding me.....no way it cools even nearly 90% of what the TRUE does.

Bang for buck the freezer 7 pro is good, but no way near on par with what a TRUE does.
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