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Tuniq Tower or the zalman 9700 any suggestions

Note: zalman 9700 is on sale at Newegg

If I do get the Tuniq Tower should I replace the stock fan?

Thanks

Zalman-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019

Tuniq Tower-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154001
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post #2 of 33
Get the Tuniq, it will easily outperform the Zalman.

You can use the stock fan in the Tuniq, its pretty good and has a fan controller with it.

If you lap the Tuniq then you will get even better temps
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post #3 of 33
performance wise they're both on similar levels, but the zalmans are very expensive due to the uberawesome aesthetics.but for $54 get the zalman.
    
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What does it mean by Lap the Tuniq Tower ? (i'm can be a noob at times)
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post #5 of 33
Tuniq should get you better temps on a quad core.
post #6 of 33
DEFINATLY get the Zalman

It will give you great cooling on your Q6700, the quality and looks of it are just amazing

I have one in its box [Zalman 9700NT] that im not using at the moment, i can take some 'real world' photos of it if you wish, it is beautiful - You will not regret it


The Tuniq does have better cooling capabilities, but its amazingly heavy and looks ugly


Get the zalman mate

The base of the zalman has a mirror finish also, its excellent
    
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What does it mean by Lap the Tuniq Tower ? (i'm can be a noob at times)
it means smoothening out the base with fine sandpaper to a mirror finish which increases contact between the cpu and the base of the cooler resulting in greater heat transfer and thus a cooler cpu.
    
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it means smoothening out the base with fine sandpaper to a mirror finish which increases contact between the cpu and the base of the cooler resulting in greater heat transfer and thus a cooler cpu.
Indeed, here is a very good guide - cant find one on OCN at the moment
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Anymore suggestions thinking about going with the zalman 9700. If I’m making a mistake give me more suggestions please
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