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Until i get my phase back i wanna get rid of my current stock cooler and get somethign a lil more beefy. I really dont wanna spend alot of money but ya knwo lol. What do you think. I was thinking about :<br><br><a href="http://jab-tech.com/Noctua-NH-U-12-pr-3347.html" target="_blank">http://jab-tech.com/Noctua-NH-U-12-pr-3347.html</a><br><a href="http://jab-tech.com/Scythe-MINE-3-Heatpipe-CPU-cooler-pr-3340.html" target="_blank">http://jab-tech.com/Scythe-MINE-3-He...r-pr-3340.html</a><br><a href="http://jab-tech.com/Scythe-Ninja-Plus-6-Heatpipe-CPU-Cooler-pr-3281.html" target="_blank">http://jab-tech.com/Scythe-Ninja-Plu...r-pr-3281.html</a>
 

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Hi!<br><br>
I have the Noctua - it is good. But, if I were you I would try to get the Scythe.<br><br>
Accordign to third party reviews the Scythe seems to be the best performer, though the margin is not very large.<br><br>
Whichever you choose, your cooling performance will be boosted consideravbly over stock when you overclock.
 

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I was thinking hard about that ninja plus. But maybe ill stick with a downward blowing one like the BT. I dunno its always tough lol.
 

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Id go with the ninja personnally. More heatpipes cant be a bad thing, and that fan looks like you could replace it with a more powerful one if you wanted, like a powerful Delta if you can bear the noise. EDIT: And the ninja is a little bit cheaper than the others, which is always good!
 

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I was thinking that. But then id lose the flow over my components. like my NB and stuff. Its passively cooled and if i take away that flow im screwed. I saw this too the dominator with a 140mm fan lol it might hang directly over my NB if i do it right witch would be awesome<br><br><a href="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4051/cpu-aer-07/AeroCool_Dominator_Triple_Heatpipe_Heatsink_w_140mm_Fan_Pentium_4_S775_and_S478_AMD_64_and_XP_3600.html?tl=g40c14s52#blank" target="_blank">http://www.frozencpu.com/products/40...40c14s52#blank</a>
 

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IMHO the downward blowing cooler disrupts the airflow. This is not a dig at the BT - it is clearly an excellent cooler. since many people that OC run that "fine red line", every C/F in temp drop can count.<br><br>
When the fan is blowing back down on to the CPU socket, it is sending heat back in the direction from which we are attempting to remove it. It seems to me that a fan that blows air perpendicular to the board/socket and toward an exhaust is going to be more effective.<br><br>
But yeah... this subject is convoluted to be sure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"><br><br>
I will add that my Noctua has dropped my temps 8-11C (note that the HS and CPU are lapped). It varies depending upon time of day (no A/C and in California = hot house) and how heavy a load I am putting on my system. But in the final analysis I am very, very pleased. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was thinking that. But then id lose the flow over my components. like my NB and stuff. Its passively cooled and if i take away that flow im screwed. I saw this too the dominator with a 140mm fan lol it might hang directly over my NB if i do it right witch would be awesome<br><br><a href="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/4051/cpu-aer-07/AeroCool_Dominator_Triple_Heatpipe_Heatsink_w_140mm_Fan_Pentium_4_S775_and_S478_AMD_64_and_XP_3600.html?tl=g40c14s52#blank" target="_blank">http://www.frozencpu.com/products/40...40c14s52#blank</a></div>
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guess you could alwys tackle that with a 3rd party NB cooler or position an "antec spot cool" over you NB.<br><br>
I agree with Syrillian. I think its better to have the direction of airflow of the CPU cooler to follow the airflow within the case. Hence why I love the arctic cooling freezer 64 pro <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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i like the way the mine is designed over the way the ninja is designed. I read a review and its like a 2c difference
 

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I love my NH-U12, keeps my 920 nice and cool running 24/7......however, I do like the MINE design, although I notice that both the Ninja and the MINE in photos looks like the 120mm fan overlaps the heatsink......the Noctua matches up to the 120mm almost perfectly.<br><br>
My recomendation is for the NH-U12 and 1 or 2 Thunderblade fans, I have a single Thunderblade @2000RPM on mine and my 920 @3.8/1.275v never goes over 54c during the day, and is usually around 50-51c.<br><br>
However, I don't think you will go wrong with any of the coolers you mentioned.....
 

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If you didn't already order the Scythe Mine, <br />
consider the <a href="http://heatsinkfactory.com/shop/product.php?productid=16160" target="_blank">XP-90</a> or <a href="http://heatsinkfactory.com/shop/product.php?productid=16133" target="_blank">XP-90C</a>.<br />
You can add a high CFM fan that will cool the heatsink and other components like MOSFETS and NB heatsink around the CPU socket, since the cooler will be mounted downwards.<br />
Note: Only downside is you need a 90-92mm fan for these heatsinks <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />.
 

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Good choice on the Mine. I was happy with it. The stock setup is very solid and you can't even hear it.
 

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Yeah in a review i read it put the mine right on par with the ninja. I bought a thunderblade to go with it too
 

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Try the stock fan before you switch it out. It's really quite impressive. I'd like to see Scythe get into making higher CFM fans.
 

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I have been considering these same coolers, but also the Scythe Infinity. Any pros or cons to consider with the Infinity?
 

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Hmm, think it would be a problem for me? It will be going on a P5B Deluxe with a Conroe in an Antec Nine Hundred case. Is is so big I should stay away from it?
 

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Should work fine. Also consider the Thermalright Ultra-120 with Silverstone FM121. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 
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