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    Help Me Choose Cpu Fan/heatsink

    I'm looking for the highest cooling capacity. Noise comes second, but I'd also like to know what you guys think of the noise on each of these I'm about to list. Keep in mind that I'll be getting a more powerful aftermarket fan for each of these. Alright, here goes: Scythe Mine, Cooler Master Hyper 6, Titan Vanessa L Type, Tuniq Tower, Titan Siberia, or the Thermaltake Sonic Tower. If you guys have any good benchmarks/comparisons of these, I'd like to see them. Tell me what you guys think. Here's a link for each of them.

    Scythe Mine - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185023
    Cooler Master 6+ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103162
    Titan Vanessa - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835192008
    Titan Siberia - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835192011
    Tuniq Tower - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
    Thermaltake Sonic Tower - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106056
    Last edited by Ashrym; 18-04-2006 at 09:48 AM.

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    what about the arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, quiet and cool

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    Another vote for the Thermalright XP120

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    vote here for the XP-90C! it rocks...

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    XP90C here

    It's smaller than the 120, copper conducts better and a 92mm fan will generally be quieter than a 120mm.

    My 4400+ has yet to hit 32C on full load with the 90C.

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    yet again, the acrtic cooler, speaking from experience, quiet and cool, and not to pricey. and looks good, got it all goin for it really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishey
    and a 92mm fan will generally be quieter than a 120mm.
    why?
    larger swept volume on a 120mm = fewer rpm for same cfm = less noise

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    The only review I've seen of the XP90-C shows that it drops the temp of the XP90 by only 1-2 degrees. Another review of the Opteron HS shows it to be on par with the XP90. Doesn't sound like heavy hitters TBH. And no, they won't be quieter.
    Personally, I am thinking about the Scythe Mine. I am still waiting for more reviews to show up, and I am kinda concerned that it may be too tall for my case. But I've seen one review which shows that at moderate fan speed, it is on par with the Scythe Ninja. The Ninja is still king at very low RPM (undervolted Nexus), and the Mine better once the RPM is increased (and we are not talking screaming Delta speed).

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    i have to agree with buff herre generally the smalle rthe fan the more whizzy and anoying it is, i have heard the frezzer 64 and g power cooler pro are highly rated

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    I heard the XP-90C only supports socket 478 CPU's up to 3.2 ghz. I have a 478 P4 Northwood 2.6. I was really considering that heatsink until I saw that. It was a big disappointment. I'm starting to think that the Scythe Shogun may not be worth considering anymore. I've seen some contradicting benchmarks. It appears to be good on the benchies they have at Madshrimps and below average at the ones on Xbit Labs. I guess I'm now trying to consider between the Scythe Mine/Ninja +, Tuniq Tower, and Vanessa L Type.

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    Tuniq tower is the best out of those you mentioned.

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    The 'Ninja' is meant to be superb if you want decent cooling and performance

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    Good link.

    Any idea if the Tuniq is available in the UK?

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    XP 90 or Zalman CNPS9500 take your pick reviews look cool for either.

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