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I'm having an extremely hard time deciding between the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX and the Scythe Ninja Rev. B. They both look awesome and get great reviews from various people.<br><br>
I would be putting the Silverstone FM121 fan on whichever one that I get, so please advise me based on them using the FM121 and not the stock fans. Also, it will be going in an Antec Nine Hundred case, which has both rear and top exhaust, if that makes any difference. And I'm shooting for a high OC too.<br><br>
So, which one? (Thanks in advance! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> )
 

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I love my Ninja! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
The advantage of the Ninja over the BT is that you can set the fan to blow toward the case's exhaust fans which would lower overall temps. As for CPU performance, they're about the same as i've seen on tests. The difference (if any) should only be like 1-3C.
 

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Ninja!! SCYTHE > TT!!!<br><br>
I like the design, I like how you can mod it, i like the look, i just like it!
 

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I vote Ninja too since you have the same case as me....BT VX is similar fan design as original BT right? With the 2 intakes you got cool air going in all the time. Scythe FTW <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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TT VX >> NINJA my TT VX lower my cpu 13-14c
 

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If you go Scythe.... go Scythe:<br />
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<a href="http://http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5088/cpu-scy-09/Scythe_Infinity_10-Heat_Pipe_CPU_Cooler_-_AM2_Ready_SCINF-1000.html?tl=g40c14s48" target="_blank">Scythe Infinity 10-Heat Pipe CPU Cooler - AM2 Ready (SCINF-1000)</a><br />
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and there are other good ones, like this one:<br />
<a href="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4015/cpu-tri-27/Thermalright_SI-128_-_Athlon_64_and_Pentium_4_S775.html?tl=g40c14s48" target="_blank">Thermalright SI-128 - Athlon 64 & Pentium 4 S775</a><br />
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Or this monster:<br />
<a href="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5232/cpu-noc-03/Noctua_NH-U12F_CPU_Heat_Sink_Socket_754_775_939_940_AM2.html?tl=g40c14s48" target="_blank">Noctua NH-U12F CPU Heat Sink (Socket 754, 775, 939, 940, AM2)</a><br />
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And I think you should try them with stock fan first (ok, except the ThermalRight). Why bother replacing the fan if the stock fan gives you good results? One of the improvements with the BT VX is teh better fan. If you replace it, you might as well get the old BT
 

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Is the Scythe Infinity noticably better than the Ninja? And is it much bigger? I think the Ninja is big already!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Or this monster:<br><a href="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5232/cpu-noc-03/Noctua_NH-U12F_CPU_Heat_Sink_Socket_754_775_939_940_AM2.html?tl=g40c14s48" target="_blank">Noctua NH-U12F CPU Heat Sink (Socket 754, 775, 939, 940, AM2)</a><br><br>
And I think you should try them with stock fan first (ok, except the ThermalRight). Why bother replacing the fan if the stock fan gives you good results? One of the improvements with the BT VX is teh better fan. If you replace it, you might as well get the old BT</div>
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The NH-U9 is good to at a cheaper price<br><a href="http://www.xoxide.com/noctua-nh-u9-cooler1.html" target="_blank">http://www.xoxide.com/noctua-nh-u9-cooler1.html</a><br><br>
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Scythe makes a sick HSF. Ninja, Infinity, and MINE are all great coolers.
 

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It seems like Scythe comes highly recommended from a lot of people. So now, I guess the new question is: Ninja or Infinity? I'm leaning towards the Ninja b/c it is only 640g + fan while the Infinity is a massive 960g. Will the Infinity cool better though?
 

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The weight is indeed a serious consideration. If you plan to move the rig a lot (lanparties) than the mine is your cooler. It your rig is stationary, then the Infinity will be the better cooler of the two. Given the quality of the coolers, the difference will not be that much, but there will be a difference in favor of the Infinity
 

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So would I be correct to assume that i terms of cooling and weight the following applies: Infinity > Ninja > MINE ?<br><br>
Can the fan be swapped on the MINE?
 

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I would say the Mine could outperform the Ninja due to the fan orientation. The mid fan system seems to be very effecient as we can see how well the Tuniq tower does. I dont think the weight of a cooler decides on how well it does. An example of that is the AC64 Pro.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I love my Ninja! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
The advantage of the Ninja over the BT is that you can set the fan to blow toward the case's exhaust fans which would lower overall temps.</div>
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The BT has the advantage that the large fan blows over a lot more parts than simply the cpu. It will help cool most ram slots as well.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can the fan be swapped on the MINE?</div>
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Yep. It just needs to be 25mm thick. A 120mm fan will hang over the sides a bit. It comes with a 100mm fan stock.
 
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Thanks for pointing that out Snerp! I completely overlooked that it uses a 100mm fan. Man this is a tough decision....<br><br>
Any idea when the Tuniq Tower 120 will be back? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> That will make it easy
 

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Well I think I have decided to go with the Scythe Ninja. It seems to be the best or next to the best solution for me, in absence of the Tuniq Tower.<br><br>
Thanks for all the help and suggestions! Rep+ for all!
 
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