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Should I get BT & V1U, or none?

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I have to decide either to get Big Typhoon & V1 Ultra, or just one of them. The thing is that there is only one place that I've seen in Mexico with both of those coolers, but prices here are just outrageous(~$70 for BT, ~$76 for V1U).
So that's the problem.. buy one overpriced cooler, or just keep waiting, see if I can find a way to get both from US for about $90(they can't be shipped, would be about $150-200 extra).
So what do you guys think? and if I just get one cooler, which one would benefit more, cpu/gpu?
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I actually like my Gigabyte G-Power, about $10-$15 less, depending on where you get it. Keeps my CPU load temps pretty low, no higher than 43*C while Folding at "High" Priority, gaming it gets a little higher but not too much

G-Power $40 @ Newegg
BT $55 @ Newegg

Granted I am using an AMD but I'm not sure how high your Intel runs

As far as te GPU or CPU cooler, it depends on how much you want to OC, do you want speed or high graphics?? If you want higher quality in gaming then get a GPU cooler so you can OC more w/o artifacting...not sure exactly what you do more.

What are your temps right now for both?
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I actually like my Gigabyte G-Power, about $10-$15 less, depending on where you get it. Keeps my CPU load temps pretty low, no higher than 43*C while Folding at "High" Priority, gaming it gets a little higher but not too much

G-Power $40 @ Newegg
BT $55 @ Newegg

Granted I am using an AMD but I'm not sure how high your Intel runs

As far as te GPU or CPU cooler, it depends on how much you want to OC, do you want speed or high graphics?? If you want higher quality in gaming then get a GPU cooler so you can OC more w/o artifacting...not sure exactly what you do more.

What are your temps right now for both?
Max I've seen is 53°C for CPU and about 65°C for GPU, although atm my rig is in a temp. case with really bad air flow, so I've seen up to 72°C
I'm up to 3.6Ghz from 3Ghz on CPU, and 475/530 from 425/432 on GPU on stock coolers. Also, I don't know if I can really oc my GPU more, cause I never get artifacts, just random reboots when try to go higher..
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So if you're satisfied with your GPU then go for the CPU HSF becasue with a lower temp you can obviously go higher, either HSF will keep you in the mid 40s under load maybe lower.

I'm just letting you know of other HSF that keep temps jsut as low, though there is a big BT niche here, I love my G-Power (only comes in Blue LEDs, if you mind) cause it keeps my temp just as low, it's still just as massive as the BT and uses the HeatPipes but only on 1 side,

low 30s (around 32C) idle mid-high 40's under load (folding) and extreme load (gaming)
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