Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
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)