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Hey, i've recently decided to purchase an Air cooler for my CPU, a pentium E6550. (Stock, for now).
I want the cooler for when I start to OC.
I've narrowed it down to 3 choices. (I can buy all of these where I live, Perth Western Australia, all prices are Australian.)
!!I like the look of the CNPS8700 'cos it can cool other parts of my comp too!! (Downdraft)

Zalman CNPS9500-Cu - Austin Computers - $70.18 (Proprietary) -530g

NOCTUA NH-U12P - PLE Computers - $79.00 (Proprietary) -770g

Zalman CNPS8700 LED-Cu - Austin Computers - $83.90 (Dowdraft) -475g

::EDIT:: I can not purchase these:
-TRUE "ThermalTake ultra extreme"
-OCZ Vendetta 2
-Xigmatek HDT-S1283
-Tuniq Tower 120

Which one of these do YOU, THE COMMUNITY, consider to be the best???
Tnx guys!

P.S. If you feel none of them is, can you suggest another option, and where I can purchase it WHERE I LIVE. (No on-lines, no WC)

For all those who want the sites i use, use this one: www.staticice.com.au
Search like this e.g. In search bar: 'NOCTUA NH-U12P state:wa' without the ''. (It's a technology website, covers the whole of AUS, saying 'state:wa' narrows it down to Western Australia)
Or try www.ple.com.au ; www.netplus.com.au ; www.austin.net.au .
I use these stores 'cos I can buy in-store, no on-lines like foxcomp...
Edited by AUS.R34P3R - 6/15/08 at 5:46pm
 
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Can you buy Vendetta 2?
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ive gone through a tread like this, in the end the TRUE came out on top, im soon getting this one, http://www.petrastechshop.com/thtrblexhecp.html with two high CFM fans



oh you cannot buy the true?

of the one's you have listed, i'd have to say the Zalman CNPS870
Edited by TrueNoob - 6/15/08 at 8:20am
    
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post #4 of 25
Given the prices, the Noctua, hands down. If the CNPS9500 was significantly cheaper I'd say go for it, but at those prices, the Noctua is easily the best value.
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Noctua. The 8500 can't even cool my P4 to under 50 idle.
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the COMMUNITY considers to be the best is T.R.U.E. precisely lapped ones
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I've seen reviews that put the Xigmatek HDT S1283 above the TRUE in performance, look into that...
    
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Tuniq Tower 120 I say , im not into any you listed, i would say true also , and vendetta but if those are unavailable to you... Plus the tt isnt very expensive or usually on sale somewhere
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smokinbonz View Post
Tuniq Tower 120 I say , im not into any you listed, i would say true also , and vendetta but if those are unavailable to you... Plus the tt isnt very expensive or usually on sale somewhere


Quote:
Originally Posted by jpark59 View Post
the COMMUNITY considers to be the best is T.R.U.E. precisely lapped ones


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Originally Posted by Flower View Post
Lapped true or like x7337h said, look up a Xigmatek HDT S1283 or OCZ vendetta 2 review (both have the on heatpipe technology thing).


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Originally Posted by james.ciesla View Post

::EDIT:: I can not purchase these:
-TRUE "ThermalTake ultra extreme"
-OCZ Vendetta 2


Go with the Noctua out of those three
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/15/08 at 8:36am
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Lapped true or like x7337h said, look up a Xigmatek HDT S1283 or OCZ vendetta 2 review (both have the on heatpipe technology thing).
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