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Asetek Vapochill Micro VS TT Big Typhoon

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Hi guys. I'm planning to upgrade my cooling from my stock intel.
I'm definately considering the TT Big Typhoon. However, I came across the
Asetek Vapochill Micro "High End" 775 06-L-0011 at http://pcmaniacs.com.au/product_info...oducts_id=2432 Its AUD$10 cheaper than the BT Big Typhoon.

Is anyone using this cooler?

What other coolers should I consideR?
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I havnt used the vapochill but i havn't realy heard much about them, id just play it safe and go with the BT.
p.s Welcome another aussie to the forums WOOT WOOT WOOT

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Quote:
Originally Posted by gill
I havnt used the vapochill but i havn't realy heard much about them, id just play it safe and go with the BT.
p.s Welcome another aussie to the forums WOOT WOOT WOOT

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Hey Gill! Thanks for the warm welcome! Go Aussie! lol
I'll wait for some other replies if there is any. But at the moment I'll go with your advice. Stick to BT at the moment
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Thermaltake SI-120 imo is as good if not better than the TT BT.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MjrTom
Thermaltake SI-120 imo is as good if not better than the TT BT.
Sorry to be rude MjrTom, but did u mean Thermalright SI-120? If so, I must agree with you, it really is a good heatsink. I used an XP-120 during my socket 478 days and it rocks! However, they are a little pricey. In Australia, I can get the BT for $65 but the SI-120 goes for $99. IMO, $99 would get me a BT with a better fan. But nevertheless, thanks for the recommendation MjrTom, I'll have to read the reviews on SI-120 vs. BT now.
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SI-120 and BT go hand-in-hand, but if its going to cost you that much more...

Get the Big Typhoon, it has proven itself time and time again.
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Originally Posted by ShawnMcGrail
SI-120 and BT go hand-in-hand, but if its going to cost you that much more...

Get the Big Typhoon, it has proven itself time and time again.
Thanks for the reply ShawnMcGrail. I'm definately leaning towards the BT now, with a better fan though (for those crazy o/c days that I sometimes have)

My ambient is always at 19deg C and my loads temps with 2xprime95 on blend can go up to 54deg C. I'm using an O/C 630 so I guess my heat wattage is around the 110W mark? I know that there's a way to do some c/w calculations to find out how the BT would THEORATICALLY decrease my temps to. Does anyone know how to do these calculations?
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http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=406

and

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=348

The Vapochill review isnt specific to the model you are considering but I dont think the three of them are very diffrent.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by keef007
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=406

and

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=348

The Vapochill review isnt specific to the model you are considering but I dont think the three of them are very diffrent.

Thanks for the reply keef007. From the review website that you recommended, it looks like we have a new competitor, the Sycthe Ninja. I've been reading a few other reviews about it and it looks like its performance is either equal or a little bit better than BT. This could be due to its design, with more heatpipes going thru the copper block at the bottom. Eventhough it has 6 heat pipes (like BT) but the heat pipe placements looks more efficient (IMO).

I found this niftly little website with a C/W calculator that I was talking about

http://newstuff.orcon.net.nz/wCalc.html

It even had a link to a website that lists the max heat dissipation of various processors.

Back to the Sycthe Ninja, I wonder if I'd get performance increase by putting 2x120mm fans on it, one to suck and the other to blow, somewhat of a simillar setup for a watercooling radiator. Logically, it should give better airflow.

As for Vapochill, I believe that it has fallen back a little bit. But I must say for its physical weight, it is performing quite well. However, I'm trying to extract as much as I can from my processor so every deg C counts.
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On further research, I found this thread

http://www.short-media.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43074

It's a comparison between TT Big Typhoon vs. Zalman CNPS 9500 vs. Scythe Ninja

and

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article251-page4.html

Which is a very good review of the Scythe Ninja with audio clips of the fan sounds!

and another thread from our very own forum (i wonder why i couldn't find this earlier)

http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-coo...0+Scythe+Ninja

Which is a comparison between Thermaltake Big Typhoon vs XP-120 vs Scythe Ninja

It comes down to 4 major players now

TT Big Typhoon
Scythe Ninja
XP120
Zalman CNPS9500-Cu LED

I'm quite interested in the Zalman because as advertised, the c/w rating at medium fan speed 0.12c/w . If this is correct, it would bring my load temps down from 53deg C to 43deg C. Plus, it looks cool as well.
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