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john19055
07-25-07, 05:11 AM
I have a Zalman 9500 cooler right now ,but I was wondering if they are some better ones ,I do not want to go to water,but I am looking for something better then the Zalman .I know they have the Zalman 9700 but all the reviews I have seen it not really a improvement.Is the Tuniq Tower 120 a lot better ,I know it looks hughe.Or, are there some even better.

Fotis
07-25-07, 05:48 AM
Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme with a nice 120mm fan is the best choice IMO.Costs an arm and a leg though.

crainger
07-25-07, 06:01 AM
Agreed.

I'm using a Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme with a 120mm Scythe fan. Wasn't too badly priced. 90AUD as a combo deal.


Keeps my Q6600 at around 25C idle and 35-40 underload. Ofcourse it's winter here, my summer temps would probably had 5-10C added to both depend on whether I had my air con on or not.

randsom
07-25-07, 08:54 AM
Agreed.

I'm using a Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme with a 120mm Scythe fan. Wasn't too badly priced. 90AUD as a combo deal.


Keeps my Q6600 at around 25C idle and 35-40 underload. Ofcourse it's winter here, my summer temps would probably had 5-10C added to both depend on whether I had my air con on or not.


I am using the same combo, and check my sig, temps are higher than that but i am on a 1 gig overclock.

Thermalright has a new heatsink out the IFX-14 , that has dual fans and and heatsinks.Looks kick ass and costs like 100 bux



I may decide to get my water cooling back up, but if i dont ill be going with it

heres the link

http://www.thermalright.com/default.htm

mullet
07-25-07, 11:45 AM
Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme with a nice 120mm fan is the best choice IMO.Costs an arm and a leg though.

+1

nekrosoft13
07-25-07, 11:49 AM
Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme with a nice 120mm fan is the best choice IMO.Costs an arm and a leg though.true!

Bman212121
07-25-07, 12:18 PM
I am using the same combo, and check my sig, temps are higher than that but i am on a 1 gig overclock.

Thermalright has a new heatsink out the IFX-14 , that has dual fans and and heatsinks.Looks kick ass and costs like 100 bux



I may decide to get my water cooling back up, but if i dont ill be going with it

heres the link

http://www.thermalright.com/default.htm

That thing is crazy, and I can see why it costs so much. I wonder how hard it is to get that backside heatpipe in your case though. Other than problems with weight, I'm sure you could actually put 3 fans on that thing as well.

john19055
07-25-07, 12:35 PM
That new Thermalright IFX-14 looks to be great with even a back side heatsink.That should keep a CPU cool.

radekhulan
07-25-07, 12:54 PM
Noctua NH-U12F (using it for my Q6600 @ 3240MHz)
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=6&lng=en

http://www.noctua.at/images/products/fullsize/noctua_nh_u12f_2.jpg

jcrox
07-25-07, 01:39 PM
Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme with a nice 120mm fan is the best choice IMO.Costs an arm and a leg though.

$65 at newegg = an arm and a leg??

This is an arm and a leg:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1255/cas-329/Prometeia_Mach_II_GT_Phase-Change_CPU_Cooler_Unit_9290GT.html?tl=g41

john19055
07-27-07, 11:05 AM
The Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme seems to get the best reviews and it looks like it should keep tempertures down.I just did'nt think my Zalman 9500 would be good enough since I will be overclocking my Q6600.Plus what tempertures do ya get with the Q6600 and what overclock