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I'm thinking about upgrading from just the standard stock air. I'n not sure if I should go with the Big Typhoon or the ZALMAN CNPS9500 or if I should go and try liquid or phase change.

Would the upgrade to just better air even be that big of a difference?
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I'm thinking about upgrading from just the standard stock air. I'n not sure if I should go with the Big Typhoon or the ZALMAN CNPS9500 or if I should go and try liquid or phase change.

Would the upgrade to just better air even be that big of a difference?
The stock AMD cooler isn't bad, but I found it to be too noisy. You'll gain a little performance, but nothing big. If you have $50 laying around and are tired of the noisy stock cooler, go for the Big Typhoon. If you're ok with the stock cooler's noise, spend it on something else. Btw, edit your sig to take out the request for Reps. It's against forum policy. (you'll get a warning when admin sees this)
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Thanks sccr64472
The noice of the stock fan does bother me a bit.
I'm looking to be able to drop my temp by at least 10c I'd like more though. How much would a liquid system cost or a phase change or liquid nitrogen?
I'm just trying to find all my different options and the cost of each. thanks
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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
Thanks sccr64472
The noice of the stock fan does bother me a bit.
I'm looking to be able to drop my temp by at least 10c I'd like more though. How much would a liquid system cost or a phase change or liquid nitrogen?
I'm just trying to find all my different options and the cost of each. thanks

A custom liquid cooling setup would be about $200 to $300, depending on your components. A phase change unit ranges from $600 to $900. Liquid nitrogen is not practical 24/7 cooling. It's only used for quick suicide runs.
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Thanks sccr64472
The noice of the stock fan does bother me a bit.
I'm looking to be able to drop my temp by at least 10c I'd like more though. How much would a liquid system cost or a phase change or liquid nitrogen?
I'm just trying to find all my different options and the cost of each. thanks
You're not going to get 10C drops with anything other than phase change. Liquid nitrogen isn't a cooling option for regular use, it's a short term solution for suicide runs and benchmarking. You can google phase change and find several internet shops that sell units. Water won't get you a 10C drop unless you're running way above ambient right now.
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if u had to lap your spu or remove the ihs and then apply some as5 and a bigtyphoon then buy a 120+cfm fan and you would get a reasonable drop miby 5/6c phase change will give you like 40/50c drop if money isnt an issue go with it lol costs about 700quid ruffly
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Hey thanks for all the info guys!
Guess you can learn something new every day.
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