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Is the Shuriken better than the Big Shuriken ?

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I´m looking at these on Frosty´s and can´t work it out. Is the base pulling more heat off the CPU than the pipes ? , I thought the 120mm fan and extra heat pipe would have balanced it out , would I be trading height for extra heat ?

Differences : (fin spacing is the same on both)

Shuriken, Frostys rating 79%
3 x heat pipes
100mm fan
larger base
24euro
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2247

Big Shuriken Frosty´s rating 75 &
4 x heatpipes
120mm fan
smaller base.
29 euo
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2425
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I wouldn't put much stock in Frostytech's reviews. There methodology leaves a bit to be desired.

I'd say go with the Big Shuriken, I've heard great things about it over on SPCR.
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Thanks , I think I just needed a push.

I ended up ordering the big shuriken today so I´ll see how it does. I might even try a gentle typhoon in a pull setup like this build from TheBlademaster01

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...ml#post9342032
ps I thought frosty´s were alright , I´ve lost count of their reviews I read.
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