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i decided to replace my stock amd cooler with new cooler, but i get confused when choosing what kind of cooler i should buy. i have asked prices for some cooler in the market and decided to buy one of these coolers, Zalman CNPS9500 or Thermaltake BigWater 735 or 745. Zalman costed at about $70 while Thermaltake BigWater 735 at $100 and BigWater 745m at $115. which one should i buy? or any other idea?pls hlp me
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i have a cnpc9500 in my system at the moment but i have a thermaltake bigwater 745 arriving tomorow. i got it for a bargain price of £55! thats just over $95.

i hope it performs well. i know it will keep temps lower than cnps9500. the main reason i got it is for the quietness, not for a bigger oc as i think i hav hit the limit with ocing.

anyway i will let you know how it goes

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this big water is amazing! i managed to fit everything inside the case (but with the small radiator mounted on the outside) but it was a squeeze. room temp 21, idle 22! and load 38. im very impressed. i am going to try ocing it more when i get home.

i would definatly recommend this watercooling
    
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this big water is amazing! i managed to fit everything inside the case (but with the small radiator mounted on the outside) but it was a squeeze. room temp 21, idle 22! and load 38. im very impressed. i am going to try ocing it more when i get home.

i would definatly recommend this watercooling
you should post your temps w/ your zalman cooler and then w/ the big water to give everyone a better idea of the performance comparison
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zalman cnps9500:

ambient 22C
idle 38C
load 64C

Big Water 745:

ambient 21
idle 25
load 38

amazing dont u think?!

i wasnt expecting anything like this when i bought the system.
i managed to get everything inside the case which i am rather pleased with. i will post some pics later... or maybe i will spend the time seeing what kind of overclock i can get!
    
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