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Tuniq Tower or TRUE or Other?

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I was going to get a tuniq tower, but everyone keeps saying how great the TRUE is. My question is do I also have to buy a fan and somehow rig it to the TRUE? and will i have to lapp the TRUE as I am not experienced in lapping and is also an added expense on top of buying a fan. Open to other suggestions aswell. Please link me to your suggestions, even where to get the TRUE for the best price and what fan to get with it (and how to rig it to the TRUE efficiently)

EDIT: I will be cooling a Q6600 G0

Thanks a million as always OCN.
Edited by barrysgoods - 7/9/08 at 5:44pm
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The Ultra 120 Extreme comes with fan clips to mount a fan to the heatsink, you don't have to pull any crazy mounting methods. The only thing you have to watch out for is that the clips require the fan to not have mounting holes that go all the way through the housing, they need to be open.

That being said, I'd probably opt for the Noctua NH-C12P. I prefer downdraft-style coolers to tower-style, and Noctua has one of the best and most complete packages of any high-end cooler on the market. You can balk at the price if you want, but bear in mind that the cooler comes with a $20 fan, high-quality thermal compound ($7), voltage adapters, and all the standard goodies that any other CPU cooler comes with. Noctua is even offering LGA 1366 mounting brackets for when those heatsinks come out for free to all registered owners.
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No point in lapping the HSF if you don't plan to lap your CPU as well - 1 flat surface mated with an non-flat surface will provide as much surface contact as 2 non-flat surfaces mated together

Also, yes you will have to provide your own fan (though the TRUE comes with fan clips)... you'll want to purchase a 120x38 fan (Scythe or Panaflow) as you'll need the high static pressure to deal with the TRUE's high fin density

If you're considering buying a Tuniq instead of the TRUE, you should give the Vendetta 2 or Xigmatek HDT-S1283 some thought as they perform on par with the Tuniq for a slightly cheaper price
Edited by killa_concept - 7/9/08 at 5:40pm
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I would only suggest the TRUE for a quad, if you'll be using it on a dual or penryn, then a Xigmatek will be more than enough.


If you do decide to get a TRUE, the Ultra-Kaze 2000 is my pick.

Also lapping is easy, but the full effects of it take place when the CPU is lapped as well so that there's ULTIMATE CONTACT!
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