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Poll Results: Which Cooler?

 
  • 39% (18)
    Corsair A70
  • 45% (21)
    Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B
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post #11 of 28
The mugen 2 isnt that bad you know,keeps this hot quad under 75c.
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it's two 2000 rpm fans vs one 1300 rpm fan, that will make a big difference, here's another review, from a guy i trust, unfortunately the review is in german, but the results are selfexplanatory:
i7 965 without oc, with stock fans:
http://www.pc-max.de/sites/pc-max.de..._serie_12v.png
i7 965 without oc, two noctua p12 fans:
http://www.pc-max.de/sites/pc-max.de...z_dual_12v.png
i7 965 3,8GHz OC, two noctua p12 fans:
http://www.pc-max.de/sites/pc-max.de...al_12vperf.png
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Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post
I have a CNPS10X, and its a pretty good cooler, imo. Gets the job done. But, if you really wanna go balls to the wall with cooling, but don't exactly wanna replace fans, get the A70.

Just my 2 cents.
yeah, basically, if noise isn't a factor and you dont want to change fans later on, the corsair a70 is probably the best choice, otherwise: mugen 2
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post #14 of 28
just use the stock cooler if its not enough just save for a better one or buy the mugen it will give you a little better temps...

I am sure you can hit 4.5 with the stock on OK temps
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post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post
I have a CNPS10X, and its a pretty good cooler, imo. Gets the job done. But, if you really wanna go balls to the wall with cooling, but don't exactly wanna replace fans, get the A70.

Just my 2 cents.
Currently extra fans are not in the budget. It appears the weakness to the Mugen 2 is that it comes with a weak fan.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dafour View Post
The mugen 2 isnt that bad you know,keeps this hot quad under 75c.
That is promising.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elohim View Post
it's two 2000 rpm fans vs one 1300 rpm fan, that will make a big difference, here's another review, from a guy i trust, unfortunately the review is in german, but the results are selfexplanatory:
i7 965 without oc, with stock fans:
http://www.pc-max.de/sites/pc-max.de..._serie_12v.png
i7 965 without oc, two noctua p12 fans:
http://www.pc-max.de/sites/pc-max.de...z_dual_12v.png
i7 965 3,8GHz OC, two noctua p12 fans:
http://www.pc-max.de/sites/pc-max.de...al_12vperf.png
These graphs are interesting. So it appears that with 2 different fans that the Mugen 2 is cooler. (link 3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elohim View Post
yeah, basically, if noise isn't a factor and you dont want to change fans later on, the corsair a70 is probably the best choice, otherwise: mugen 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranerX3 View Post
just use the stock cooler if its not enough just save for a better one or buy the mugen it will give you a little better temps...

I am sure you can hit 4.5 with the stock on OK temps
I would use the stock cooler, but I would have to replace it anyway. Down hear in Florida we can get a pretty high ambient temp. This computer will be overclocked, and it will be running in a room that could get up into the mid 80F or more so I need a good cooler.

Thanks for the answers so far! +Rep to those who posted.
If anyone else has more to add fell free.

FINAL EDIT: I decided to go with the Scythe Mugen 2. Thanks for all the help. Wish me luck installing it . . .
Edited by AtomicFrost - 1/13/11 at 8:16am
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post #16 of 28
good luck and good choice
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post #17 of 28
RANERX3 you are talking on the Intel i5-2500k stock cooler that has the same performance as the mugen2, could you give us the facts here.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by ranerX3 View Post
the 2500K cooler is the same as the 980X cooler...
The stock heatsink that comes with the Core i5 2500k and Core i7 2600k are the cheap tiny ones... The Intel tower heatsink was only sent to reviewers. I would pick the A70 out of the 2 and if you can spend more get the Prolimatech Megahalems.
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post #19 of 28
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RANERX3 you are talking on the Intel i5-2500k stock cooler that has the same performance as the mugen2, could you give us the facts here.
no it dont perform so good but its not too far (the 980X cooler)


anyway I was wrong intel send the reviews the 980X stock cooler and the reviews didnt know its not what coming normally with the processor...
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post #20 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranerX3 View Post
no it dont perform so good but its not too far (the 980X cooler)


anyway I was wrong intel send the reviews the 980X stock cooler and the reviews didnt know its not what coming normally with the processor...
980X stock cooler is not a bad choice.
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