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I'm putting together a new rig piece by piece a week at a time...I'm getting all the least expensive parts first and was wondering what cooler I should get. My signature shows the MOBO, CPU and ram I already have and the rest is just what I plan to purchase in the coming weeks. My next purchase is probly going to be a hdd or my cpu heatsink/fan. any suggesting will be taken into conscideration because this is my first ground-up build and need all the help I can get. I appreciate your reponses and I have to say this sight has been very helpful and I think I'll tell all my pals about it.:sweat:

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Thermaltake Big Typhoon or Zalman 9700 get my vote. Only because I've used both and was very satisfied with cooling efficiency and noise output.

 

But there are a ton of happy Tuniq Tower users too, and don't forget coolers made by Scythe. They have some good ones too.

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Tuniq all the way. It keeps my 165 oc to 2.8GHz at 30c idle, 38c load. Those are single core temperatures from back in my A64 3000+ days.

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Thermalright Ultra120 is very good too. slap it with a fan and u get really low temps :)

 

Btw, just out of the question, im planning to get another cooler which fits into HTPC cases, do you think Zalman 9700 does a great job? or any other alternatives.

 

cheers

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I was really fond of the 9700 I was using before I water cooled my current setup. At low-medium fan settings it is dead quiet and still cooled very efficiently.

 

And it's not a foot tall either (ok I'm stretching a bit here). But it's sized such that it would probably fit nicely in a HTPC case.

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I'm actually about to upgrade my HSF as well..

 

I'm debating between the Thermalright Ultra-120 ,or the Ultima-90 (not the ultra).

 

Basically the Ultima-90 is a smaller (and much cheaper) version of the 120-extreme.

 

both will be paired up with a 1600RPM scyth 120mm fan.

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I was really fond of the 9700 I was using before I water cooled my current setup. At low-medium fan settings it is dead quiet and still cooled very efficiently.

 

And it's not a foot tall either (ok I'm stretching a bit here). But it's sized such that it would probably fit nicely in a HTPC case.

 

Another vote for the 9700 Im running one and its excellent, I keep it around medium speed and its brill, just wish id would have realised that the other one (nvidia branded) is pwm controlled, which would be nice.

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