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Old January 17, 2008, 01:23 PM
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zalman 9500 , or the scythe
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Old January 17, 2008, 01:44 PM
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scythe makes like 15 different heatsinks, which one?
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Old January 17, 2008, 01:54 PM
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I would suggest the Scythe Infinity, The Tuniq Tower (although I don't like the mounting hardware), or the Thermalright Ultra120 Extreme. I have used them all, and found the best one, all around, to be the Thermalright.

The Infinity is good, but the fins are sharp, and it is nearly impossible to get all the push pins down for installation.

The Tuniq is good, but far too large, and the mounting hardware can cause some problems. For me, the metal springs were digging into the screws and little metal flakes landed all over the board. That board sure didn't run stable when I fired it up.

I have no issues with the Thermalright. It is big, but slim compared to the Tuniq. It's mounting is also very simple and straight-forward, the screws are very easy to get to as well.
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Old January 17, 2008, 01:56 PM
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Personally after using the Tuniq for awhile I'm gonna be switching it out to something like the TRUE or Noctua for reasons of I don't think its the most efficient cooler with the way its setup and I feel I could get something different and have better temps.

But between what your asking go for the Inifinity as it'll be quieter.
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Old January 17, 2008, 02:05 PM
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how do you guys know he is asking about the infinity? are you e-psychic?
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Old January 17, 2008, 02:10 PM
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how do you guys know he is asking about the infinity? are you e-psychic?
Its either that or the ninja and the inifinity is usually the first on the list.
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Old January 17, 2008, 02:49 PM
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oops sorry ,
yeah i was talking about the scythe ninja rev B, is that too big?
+ for the thermaltake ultra120 extreme should i add a fan to it?
zalman is no good since no one talks about it right?
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Old January 17, 2008, 03:05 PM
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its fine, but not the best, and it aint cheap, so...

and yes, get a Noctua NF-SP12 fan ded quiet and 49cfm (and goop static pressure for enaberif)
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Yes, definitely have a fan on your heatsink. Running a CPU heatsink without any fan on it requires some careful planning beforehand, and/or a very low-powered processor.
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Old January 17, 2008, 05:04 PM
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I have the Zalman 9500, I liked the look of it over the stack style of heatsinks. Dropped my CPU temp 12 degrees over the stock cooler. If you're pushing your system to the extreme, I think the Scythe with a fan will dissipate heat better. It just ain't purty.
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