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    Scythe Ninja Plus
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-003-SY

    or

    Tuniq Tower 120
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-000-SB

    Personally I'd go for the Ninja, because you can also get it from Scan (and its about 7 quid cheaper there too)...

    Edit: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=296802

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    just got the scythe Ninja a couple weeks back, really quiet and keeps my temps pretty low even though the fan has a low rpm

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    i was looking at some benchmarks and in terms of actuall cooling the 9700 wins out but im still between that and the tuniq tower

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    I thought the Ninja won most of the benchmarks, but I'm worried that these massive towers strain the mobo too much.

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    Nah, the motherboard's not a worry (got the almost identical Infinity myself). For something so large, it's not actually all that heavy, and what weight there is is all at the base of the heatsink. Things like the old Swiftechs were much heavier.

    Only concern with the Scythes are the sheer size of the things. I've not got a small chassis by any means (Lian Li PC75), and it's literally millimetres from the side panel.

    Superb cooler though - I've got one of the Sharkoon 1000's on it, and even with the minuscule ammount of airflow provided, the heatsink's still putting in a great showing.

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    Running ninja/xp-120, the xp-120 is a great cooler also, but if I was buying today, it would be the tuniq, as I would prefer the fan hidden inside, but having to shop at the other place might also sway me for the ninja, that aside can't go wrong with either


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    another option

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=480662
    Last edited by Max Tractor; 29-12-2006 at 12:43 PM.

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    Please bare in mind that many CPU coolers are very heavy and may break your mobo

    Scythe Ninja Plus Rev.B 640g

    Tuniq Tower 120 798g with out fan
    Last edited by Mad-Max; 29-12-2006 at 01:32 PM.

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    The Zalman manages to win benchies, but really doesn't win all that much in acutal use, I have the 9500 and it wins hands down in most of the reviews, but in actual fact it sucks, the only time I have gotton it to a decent temp is when I'm here at my parents in a freezing cold room with some Akasa silicone thermal paste that costs about £6 a tube (as compared to like £2 for AS5).

    The noise put out by the fan (on the 9500) is appauling, the only way to have it running at a decent noise level is to put it at about 1600rpm and it doesn't shift much air at that speed, the only thing that's keeping my CPU cool is the ambient room temp which is like 5oC

    I'd go for the Ninja or Tuniq tower to be honest as they appear to be much better coolers, especially for the money involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-Max View Post
    Please bare in mind that many CPU coolers are very heavy and may break your mobo

    Scythe Ninja Plus Rev.B 640g

    Tuniq Tower 120 798g with out fan
    All modern high performance coolers are heavy, so there is no avoiding stress to the mobo really if you want it cooled well.

    FinalD

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    Guy, as you haven't tried the others it's quite likely that your case/system setup and/or ambient flows are responsible for your bad temps. My Zalman works fine.

    Looking at decent BMs (i.e. in real life situations and compared to other similar coolers) the Infinity wins if you stick two fans on it, but I'm not sure how many people would be able to fit that. The Ninja appears to have been left behind.

    The Tritium looks nice for S775, but the Tuniq Tower seems excellent value.

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    I have two 120mm fans pushing air through my case across the HDDs and CPU, so airflow isn't a problem, just not a brilliant cooler as far as I am concerned. May just be mine doesn't like me and heats up the CPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Looking at decent BMs (i.e. in real life situations and compared to other similar coolers) the Infinity wins if you stick two fans on it, but I'm not sure how many people would be able to fit that. The Ninja appears to have been left behind.
    The Ninja Plus succeeds the Ninja though, and is also better than my Infinity, annoyingly.

    The Zalman is better than both with stock fans, but also runs noticeably louder. When you reduce it to Infinity levels of sound, it's not as efficient.

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    suprised arctic cooling's freezer pro's havnt got a mention

    i swear by them, the've really lowered my cpu temps, and they dont break the bank

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=340993
    (AMD)

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=340995
    (Intel)

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    Look here 4 some reviews X-Bit Labs Cooling my own favourites atm are Thermalright Ultra-120 or Noctua NH-U12F Noctua gives more flexability with fans can go with 2x or 1x silent.


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    No one has mentioned the Thermalright SI-128, damn good cooler, and it overhangs the surrounding areas of the cpu and keeps them cool, something that the big tower coolers cant do, and also, it isnt as tall as, so it will fit into pretty much any case and still give cooling as good as pretty much anything else.
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