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Hey, I was wondering if the Big Typhoon is worth an extra 20 bucks. I would like to know how much better it is than the artic freezer 64
 

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A lot better. Probably 7-10c better in load temps than the freezer when lapped.
 

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After lapping my BT and putting on a thermaltake Thunderblade, I have not seen my temps go above 39 C. I'd say it's worth it.
 

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If you lap the bt you WILL get a noticable difference. At least 5c, probably more.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldnt get the freezer... I paid $35 for my mine and its built much better then a freezer. Get the BT</div>
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And now he has phase, OBVIOUSLY a major downgrade from said BT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
On subject, I have a BT, non-lapped (yeah yeah I am getting to it ,eventually) and even at my overclock I have never even sniffed 50 C
 

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I had used both the BT and the Freezer in my system below. The BT won hands down! load temps is were it makes the biggest difference and thats what counts.<br><br>
I ended up lapping my BT and added a better - higher cfm fan, the lapping and fan added a drop in temps also. I would say overall about an 8-10 c drop in load temps as opposed to the Freezer in my system. Ever system setup is different however.<br><br>
You do not need a tornado in there if you swap the fan as i used a Panaflow 86.5 cfm fan and barely noticed a drop from running it at full speed as opposed to lets say medium speed. You will however get a nice drop in temps as opposed to the stock fan that comes with the BT.<br><br>
BT is the winner! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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You take different grits of sandpaper and sand the base of the heatsink to a very smooth and flat finish.<br><br>
I will try and find a howto link and post it for you.<br><br>
Here you go!<br><a href="http://www.virtual-hideout.net/articles/sk6_lapping/index.shtml" target="_blank">Lapping howto</a>
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok, thankyou.</div>
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Your Welcome. I posted a link above! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Just make sure you keep the heatsink as flat as can be. Use a piece of glass to put the sandpaper on while your lapping.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">also, will i need AS5?</div>
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Yes i would use AS5.
 

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Look for sales on the BT, especially if you have a 939, the BT (non BTVX) has been seen on sale a lot lately <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?DEPA=0&type=&Description=Big+Typhoon&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all&Go.x=0&Go.y=0" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0</a><br><br>
Not sure whats up with the OEM unit, it would have to come with the hardware. If so thats a great price on it $24
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">After lapping my BT and putting on a thermaltake Thunderblade, I have not seen my temps go above 39 C. I'd say it's worth it.</div>

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</div>I dont get past that on my AC64 Pro.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">I dont get past that on my AC64 Pro.<br />
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</div>What's your vCore? <br />
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Both are great coolers, especially when lapped and with upgraded fans. I think it's worth the extra money, others may not.
 

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Pink has a TT Armor- that makes a difference by itself. I modded my Freezer with a tornado, and tbh, I'd prefer to have a Scyth Mine. The BT's likely a better cooler than the A64, <b><u>BUT</u></b>, your case ventilation is going to have a big effect on the temps as well.
 
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