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post #1 of 16
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Any suggestions on what would be the best cooler for around £30-£40?
Hitting 50c full load with stock cooling at the moment, would like to drop that 5 degrees or so. Also would be good if the cooler was AM2 and 775 compatible.. As i'm going to be upgrading soon. most i've seen are anyway..
post #2 of 16
The Thermalright Ultra 120 (TRUE) would be your best bet. I'm unsure if it's compatible with AM2 sockets though.
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post #3 of 16
Scythe ninja might be a good choice for the low-end.
The OCZ vendetta 2-
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=31337
Thats reputed to be as good as a tuniq
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Any suggestions on what would be the best cooler for around £30-£40?
Hitting 50c full load with stock cooling at the moment, would like to drop that 5 degrees or so. Also would be good if the cooler was AM2 and 775 compatible.. As i'm going to be upgrading soon. most i've seen are anyway..
For that much you could get a TR Ultra Extreme or a Tuniq Tower, but for slightly less you could get a Thermtake Big Typhoon, which when lapped and with a better 120mm fan performs extremely well.
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post #5 of 16
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Thanks for the replys, I was considering the Thermalright ultra 120 extreme or the scythe ninja, problem is that i'd be tempted to pay the extra for the all copper version ;x actualy I just googled about and it isn't that much more than the Thermalright, plus the Thermalright doesn't come with a fan?

So it's a choice between these two
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=800509

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=676579
post #6 of 16
hmmm...You haven't ordered yet have you?
Copper is a good conductor of heat but doesn't dissipate it as well as aluminium. I would go for the thermalright. Get a nice fan like a zalman zm-f3 and you're golden.
post #7 of 16
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Na havn't ordered yet, I was having second thoughts on the copper anyway. As pretty as it is I've just read that it weighs over 1kg, which is a little heavy in my opinion D;
I'm just unsure as to how I would attatch the fan to the Thermalright..

^^ Actualy nevermind just read that it comes with the wire brackets..
Edited by GeforceGTS - 5/16/08 at 4:12pm
post #8 of 16
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Anyone know were I can actualy buy the Thermalright, It isnt in stock at any of the usual sites I use, frustrating. spent hours deciding and now I can't get one!
Must be a uk site btw.
post #9 of 16
http://jab-tech.com/Thermalright-Ult...e-pr-3762.html
Used them before, should ship to UK. And lap it when you get it.
post #10 of 16
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^^ thanks alot, i've checked about 30 uk sites and its out of stock everywhere. I just hope it doesn't take forever to come from the US, works out cheaper than rip of england too ;]
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