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give us some of your aus websites i guess, seems like all the good ones we suggest keep getting added to your cannot buy list, ill take a look through one of your sites, im sure a few others will to.
    
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Thatwas very strange,,, adrien quoted a comment AFTER his... I was really confused

ANyway, I'd say the Noctua, bets price/performance ratio I think.
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Originally Posted by james.ciesla View Post
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!!

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)
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2199

Not the best but probably the best of the 3 you can get.

I use the OCZ Vendetta 2 myself.
post #14 of 25
I would go with the Noc myself.
 
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post #15 of 25
i too would have to say NOC, best bet for ya.
    
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post #16 of 25
Dont bother look at fancy stuff like zalman9xxx go for the Ultima 90 a true kick ass midget man!!. I owned 9500 and 9700 ( was strucked by it beauty but quickly realized look does not come with qualities ) on the 95 and 97 my C2D 6750 @3.6 always at 85 on full load, but now with the ULTIMA 90 it stay nicely at 65 that is a nice 20 degrees drop.

Chose the true one man.
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post #17 of 25
Wow like 80% of the people who posted in this thread can't read...sad days.

Out of your three choices, the Zalman 9500. The noctura is quieter, but won't cool quite as well. The zalman 8700 is a nice cooler but is designed more for low profile and as such only has two heatpipes.
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Wow like 80% of the people who posted in this thread can't read...sad days.

Out of your three choices, the Zalman 9500. The noctura is quieter, but won't cool quite as well. The zalman 8700 is a nice cooler but is designed more for low profile and as such only has two heatpipes.
http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...spx?i=3268&p=7
AnandTech seems to say otherwise. Go with the Noctua. Fundamentally, its very similar to the original Thermalright Ultra 120 which is equal to the Tuniq and far better than any of those Zalman coolers.
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Wow like 80% of the people who posted in this thread can't read...sad days.

Out of your three choices, the Zalman 9500. The noctura is quieter, but won't cool quite as well. The zalman 8700 is a nice cooler but is designed more for low profile and as such only has two heatpipes.

Dude i can read!! , he also says if we think none of the three is good then we can recommend better one!!

And with the money for 9500, i think he would be better off with ULTIMA 90
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post #20 of 25
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You can recommend a better one, but only if it's available to me.
Unfortunately, The Ultima 90 is also not available to me (Damn Australia, you're hot enough already, LET ME GET COOL)
~sigh~.

But, despite its 2 heatpipes, i think i'll actually go for the 8700, as it also has the advantage too cool everything around it.
I'm gonna buy some more case fans (120mm-140mm) to help supplement the airflow as well.
One of my side fans is directly above the CPU, so i can feed fresh air right into the 8700's downdraft architecture, then extract hot air right out the back!
 
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