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whats with all the big typhoon bias?!?!

post #1 of 14
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Did someone pay you guys off to say the Big Typhoon is the "best air cooler out there"?!? haha I'm just messing with you guys, but seriously has anyone actually tried the Asus Star Ice? Look at my temps in my profile, I'd say it can cool as good as your BT's on an OC 820...
post #2 of 14
I really dont think anyone said it was the best air cooler but its one of the best for the $ and the cooling. I would pick the BT over the ICE Star, most people say they dont like them but really its going to be all up to you.

Also in MAXIMUM PC it got the best cooling for air.


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Well the BT does own.

I was able to get 400mhz more out of my CPU, than with a cheap $20 aftermarket hsf. And my idle and load temps both dropped 10-15C. For $49 USD it's probably the best bang for buck HSF.

Only Con is, that it's extremely massive, hides like 1/3 of my mobo.
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Originally Posted by ckp64
Only Con is, that it's extremely massive, hides like 1/3 of my mobo.
Thats why I got a different cooler. The BT was just too big and too heavy.

I think I have some pretty decent temps.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...cpu-temps.html
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The star ice got horrible reviews.
     
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post #6 of 14
yea i heard of that star ice lol looks like a heap of junk
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post #7 of 14
I have head some people had bad luck with the Arctic Ice........but it could be all subjective........


I went with the Zalman 9500 just bacuase the BT would have been tight if it fit at all, and the 9500 just LOOKS cooler

Still dropped my temps 12 degrees without even using AS5.......
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Thumper
I have head some people had bad luck with the Arctic Ice........but it could be all subjective........


I went with the Zalman 9500 just bacuase the BT would have been tight if it fit at all, and the 9500 just LOOKS cooler

Still dropped my temps 12 degrees without even using AS5.......
they are talking about the Asus Star Ice...
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post #9 of 14
Wow, you're right xX TraumaFan Xx! I just noticed, but every second cooler here is a Big Typhoon, and I though I was unique!
I guess it might be price, size or one size fits all (lol) that makes it so popular.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckp64
Well the BT does own.

I was able to get 400mhz more out of my CPU, than with a cheap $20 aftermarket hsf. And my idle and load temps both dropped 10-15C. For $49 USD.

Only Con is, that it's extremely massive, hides like 1/3 of my mobo.
Please get your terminology correct its "Heat Sink and fan" (HS/F) or "Heat Sink"(HS). Because when you say "it's probably the best bang for buck HSF"
You dont really mean the fan you mean the whole assembly.
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