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As you can see in my system specs i have a stovetop i mean prescott cpu.I will be upgrading soon so i can get this thing to clock better.My question is between these 2 heatsinks which would be better?I have a mid tower so even though a BT would fit it would have crappy airflow.I think the zalman should do as well since it has 8 heatpipes and the BT only has 6 and the fan is facing horizontally so airflow should be good.Someone please help me.

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I *still* vote for the BT... If airflow in your case is a problem, that needs to get attention in any case. Personally, what I don't like about the Zalman is the way the fan is set.. This way parts around the CPU don't get any additional cooling from the heatsink. the BT will have air flow through the heatsink, cooling mosfets and whatnots that are located near the PSU.

Also, based on opinions here on the forum, the BT is unparalleled in pure cooling power (as long we keep it air cooling).

The size of the heatsink + fan configurations is nearly the same: the Zalman is a little bit "slimmer" in one direction, while they have nearly the same height (including fan for the Bt)
    
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I *still* vote for the BT... If airflow in your case is a problem, that needs to get attention in any case. Personally, what I don't like about the Zalman is the way the fan is set.. This way parts around the CPU don't get any additional cooling from the heatsink. the BT will have air flow through the heatsink, cooling mosfets and whatnots that are located near the PSU.

Also, based on opinions here on the forum, the BT is unparalleled in pure cooling power (as long we keep it air cooling).

The size of the heatsink + fan configurations is nearly the same: the Zalman is a little bit "slimmer" in one direction, while they have nearly the same height (including fan for the Bt)
Ok maybe i'll get one of those.I have 2-1/2 to 4 inches of space (can't remember) from where the BT is supposed to be and i have a window fan so do you think the airflow will be ok?
    
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So you'll have at least 2 inches or so between the top of your BT and the case window? If you have sufficient air flow in the case (i.e. at least dual 80mm or single 120mm intake in front and similar exhaust in back), you should be fine
    
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So you'll have at least 2 inches or so between the top of your BT and the case window? If you have sufficient air flow in the case (i.e. at least dual 80mm or single 120mm intake in front and similar exhaust in back), you should be fine
SWEET,I realized right after i posted this thread that the BT blows downs so i'm gonna get one now.
    
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Good luck with it!! you'll be happy
    
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