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What is the best Air Cooling? I am a noob at this so I am not sure. I was looking at the BT but I am not understanding something. The Fan on it blows air to the side of the PC case? So I would need a case that has a vent on the side or cut a hole in my case? Could someone recommend a good PC case thta isn't too expensive that the BT will fit in?
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But what about the BT, does it blow air out the side of your case? I know this is kinda a stupid question. So would I need to cut a hole in the side of my case?
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No you dont need to cut a hole, it blows toward the mobo, and there willmostlikely be enough room in almost any case for the fan to suck in air... So far to this day the BT is the best proven cooler in the air cooling department...


EDIT: cutting a hole in the side of the case and mounting an 80mm or 92mm fan is a good idea though because it will blow cool air into the fan on the BT, further lowering its already awesome temps...
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The fan should be pointing towards the MOBO. So as the fan pushes air, it'll move through the HS, and when it hits the MOBO, it should push out in all directions cooling other components around it, specifically your MOSFETs
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chim3ra
specifically your MOSFETs
AND NB chip, if its got a passive cooler!
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post #7 of 34
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So far to this day the BT is the best proven cooler in the air cooling department.
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Originally Posted by Nasgul
Yes i have seen this review before, but ONLY this one... Can 1 test prove whats best? i dont believe so... Maybe on a different system in a different environment its not the best.... So untill i see more proof of its efficiency, ill still say the BT is best.

By all means i dont mean to burn you or argue, i just dont feel that one test is enough for proof, I mean who has ever said the BT sucks? Everyone says the BT is the best for a reason... so untill i see more results from the tuniq 120, ill stick with the BT.

But if it turns out the tuniq 120 is the best out now, sweet maybe it will be my next cooler for my conroe build!
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Whatever happend to all of the Xp-120 Xp-90, and Xp-90c enthusiasts? I absolutely love my xp-120 I have pretty good load temps 54C in an ambients setting of 75F and my fan isn't even a "performance" fan I have a panaflo medium 81 CFM I think. I really have no idea why no one gets these anymore...

PS - Chim3ra I see you got a xp-120 way to go man! lol

that was a little off topic but anyways you dont need to cut a hole in your case but as the other guy said puting a fan in there can hurt (usualy) lol. but yeah take some measurements and find out how big your case is measure the HS/f's and thats your best way to find out if you have room.
    
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Originally Posted by cowboyzkickazz
Whatever happend to all of the Xp-120 Xp-90, and Xp-90c enthusiasts? I absolutely love my xp-120 I have pretty good load temps 54C in an ambients setting of 75F and my fan isn't even a "performance" fan I have a panaflo medium 81 CFM I think. I really have no idea why no one gets these anymore...

PS - Chim3ra I see you got a xp-120 way to go man! lol

that was a little off topic but anyways you dont need to cut a hole in your case but as the other guy said puting a fan in there can hurt (usualy) lol. but yeah take some measurements and find out how big your case is measure the HS/f's and thats your best way to find out if you have room.
The reason people dont buy the XP series coolers is because the BT rapes them for about the same price, a stock BT is about $55, an XP-90C is like 35 + 15for a high flow fan... but the BT is about 8-10c cooler with its stock fan... so thats to answer your qeustion on why.

Sideburns had an xp-120 with a high flow fan on it, and then geuss what he went out and bought... a BT!!! And he loves it! (i think) *i dont want to put words in his mouth*
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