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Hey guys, I need help deciding on a new cooler. I've been looking around and I will probably get a xp120 but it seems theres some major clearance issues with it? And does it use the stock bracket?


I could also get a big typhoon but I've got your run of the mill mid tower PC so space isn't as much as other cases

xp90C looks kinda crap So Probably not


Right now I'm leaning most towards the xp120 because I don't have to install a mounting bracket, I'm hoping to run around 1.45-1.55 vcore on this venice. Thanks in advance



EDIT: What's all these good rants I'm hearing about the coolermaster 64 cooler... It's name is something like that, Thanks
    
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Look for the MOBO model here:
http://www.thermalright.com/
The XP-120 is one of the best heatsinks out at the moment along with the Big Typhoon. Either of these two paired with a good 12cm fan will do an excellent job. The XP-120 comes with its own retention braquet (it uses the stock backplate) and it's rather easy to install despite it's large size. I don't have experience with the BT but I hear it can be a hassle, however I keep hearing good things about it so it may be worth it. I personally prefer the retention mechanism of the XP-120 over the BT (judging from pictures).
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Look for the MOBO model here:
http://www.thermalright.com/
The XP-120 is one of the best heatsinks out at the moment along with the Big Typhoon. Either of these two paired with a good 12cm fan will do an excellent job. The XP-120 comes with its own retention braquet (it uses the stock backplate) and it's rather easy to install despite it's large size. I don't have experience with the BT but I hear it can be a hassle, however I keep hearing good things about it so it may be worth it. I personally prefer the retention mechanism of the XP-120 over the BT (judging from pictures).
Yeah, Does the xp120 require taking the mobo out?
    
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Best air cooler is a typhoon, and they will fit in a mid case, I have several computers with them. You have to take the motherboard out, but its worth the extra effort.
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Haha the only reason I'm not going big typhoon is laziness! Whats the difference between the xp120 and the TT? Not much right? Also I need to know if i need a mounting bracket for the 120, Most likely no right?
    
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The xp120 comes with a mounting bracket (p4-style) that'll fit your motherboard.

I would've gotten a BT but it would've had about .5cm from top of fan to side of case (I think the BT is like 16cm tall ?)...the BT has MUCH more metal so it's capacity is much greater, but the xp120 does do a good job...
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Originally Posted by ouroboros1827
The xp120 comes with a mounting bracket (p4-style) that'll fit your motherboard.

I would've gotten a BT but it would've had about .5cm from top of fan to side of case (I think the BT is like 16cm tall ?)...the BT has MUCH more metal so it's capacity is much greater, but the xp120 does do a good job...
So this means I will have to take it out? Blah


How about the xp90? It's not as big or as good at cooling but is the difference even that noticeable? And if i get the xp90c I can afford new cooling for the gs
    
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The XP-90 is still one of the top heatsinks. You will want to buy a fan for it, of course. But it should work quite well.
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get the big typhoon. it will fit on your board, I had one on mine.
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Hey guys! Update!!

I'm getting a xp 90 copper with a tornado fan and a four channel fan controller for 55 dollars off a friend. Seems to be a good deal, I hope to keep load under 50 while pushing 1.5 vcore, Feasible yes?
    
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