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Hi!


I'm about to buy a CPU cooler, and I want to know, which one to go for?

The Cooler Master V6GT or the Alpenföhn: Brocken?

There are pros and cons about them both, but I just can't figure out which one to get

Like the V6GT has a push/pull setup, but the Brocken has HDT


Would add another fan with slightly lower CFM on the Brocken though...

Will be used for an i5 2500k 5.0 Ghz OC

On a budget, so these two coolers, or something better in same price range


So what say you?






Thanks!
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post #2 of 15
I have Alpenföhn: Brocken and 2500K, duno what to tell you, realible user tests are hard to find... cooler performance depend on test and ambient temp...
so far i have 4.8Ghz at 1.4V and prime/standard linx max temp is 80C and 5Ghz at 1.5v is up to 90C (ambient ~24c)

but i tried linx with new AVX 256bit support and 4.8Ghz hit 90C, and 5Ghz fail hitting 98C... si far i have not seen 5Ghz linx with AVX support (can be seen if Gflops performace is more then 130Gflops)

The problem is not to cool down the body of cooler but transmission of heat... at 5Ghz (games, 3d amrk, ect) cooler sits at idle speed of 700rpm because CPU temp do not go above ~65C
post #3 of 15
I don't know what purchase avenues are available to you, but do you have access to a Hyper 212+? It's very popular and a prover performer.
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Originally Posted by reb0rn View Post
I have Alpenföhn: Brocken and 2500K, duno what to tell you, realible user tests are hard to find... cooler performance depend on test and ambient temp...
so far i have 4.8Ghz at 1.4V and prime/standard linx max temp is 80C and 5Ghz at 1.5v is up to 90C (ambient ~24c)

but i tried linx with new AVX 256bit support and 4.8Ghz hit 90C, and 5Ghz fail hitting 98C... si far i have not seen 5Ghz linx with AVX support (can be seen if Gflops performace is more then 130Gflops)

The problem is not to cool down the body of cooler but transmission of heat... at 5Ghz (games, 3d amrk, ect) cooler sits at idle speed of 700rpm because CPU temp do not go above ~65C
Oh, so all in all?

Quote:
Originally Posted by EfemaN View Post
I don't know what purchase avenues are available to you, but do you have access to a Hyper 212+? It's very popular and a prover performer.
Yeah, I know about the 212+, but I really wanted to get him a monster for a decent price The Noctua NH-D14 is way too expensive!

I have almost settled on the V6GT. But if some one could convince me otherwise, who'd know?
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Well, I'm holding 4.3 Ghz on my 1055T on a V6 loading at 53 celcius.

Go for the gt!
    
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Well, I'm holding 4.3 Ghz on my 1055T on a V6 loading at 53 celcius.

Go for the gt!
Yeah, it's a sweet cooler I installed it in a friend's rig - total awesomeness

This one is for my brother, though
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how much do you want to spent?
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Originally Posted by hawkeeyee View Post
how much do you want to spent?
$73 to be exact

The prices are higher here in Denmark, and the Brocken is just slightly cheaper than the V6GT.


I already ordered the V6GT, because it dropped a little in price, and for the money, I don't think there's anyone better out there
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from what shop did you order it?
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from what shop did you order it?
A site called www.computersalg.dk

The Brocken can be found at www.coolerkit.dk


But I don't know what that'll do for you
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