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post #1 of 33
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I am looking to buy a heat sink which do you guys think is best

OCZ Vendetta 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835202007
Tuniq
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154002
Zalmen
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
ASUS silent Square
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835101017

or is there another you recommend
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post #2 of 33
The Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme is the best. But the Vendetta is best out of those.

Check my FAQ for more information. Link in sig, or its at the top of the thread list >_>
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post #3 of 33
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Do you guys know if they will fit my case? And is there any possibility of one of these heat sinks damaging my board and cpu becasue how big they are
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post #4 of 33
id say the vendetta 2 is as good as or better than the Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme and its cheaper...

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=156&Itemid=1

check that review out
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post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by XedLos View Post
Do you guys know if they will fit my case? And is there any possibility of one of these heat sinks damaging my board and cpu becasue how big they are
of course it will fit, you can only break something if you put it on wrong (i learned the hard way sigh )
    
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post #6 of 33
IFX-14 is the best, followed by the TRUE. None of them will break a mobo because that would defeat the purpose quite a bit. The TRUE fits on 99% of boards, the 1% being that a NB cooler is too high (~5-6cm). Then there's the IFX-14, which is a whole other story. Think of it as two TRUE's together, so you will have to check the exact measurements of it and your case to find out.
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post #7 of 33
I'm sold on Noctua at the moment - both the NH-U12P and NH-C12P look awesome, have tested as being easily on par with other top-end contenders, and they're damn near silent even at full speed (and you can change the fans if you want anyway). Don't balk too much at the price - the fan that comes with those coolers retails for $20 by itself.

That being said, I no longer recommend CPU coolers with proprietary fans (except certain budget models that I know are decent like the Freezer 7 Pro), since they can often be too loud or underpowered, require replacing the entire cooler when they fail, and are just generally too annoying for me to bother with any longer.
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post #8 of 33
I agree with 'RayvinAzn', I'm getting the Noctua NH-C12P.

(Scroll Down this page to see results) http://www.dragonsteelmods.com/index...1&limitstart=5
It's great because of its downdraft style cooling (cools mobo too, this does mean you need a few fans to pull air out of case, eg front intake, rear exhaust) and low profile, which allows it to fit into most cases.
H: 11.4cm W: 12.6cm D: 15.2cm With a 120mm NF-S12B fan.

Looks like an awesome cooler, Enjoy (I know i will )
 
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post #9 of 33
In your list, Vendetta 2 and then Tuniq. Excellent performance at that price range.
post #10 of 33
For really good cooling at a nice price have a look at the Xigmatek S1283.
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