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looking for the BEST air cooler.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by StevenG, 20 May 2006.

  1. StevenG

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    i know there are alot of threads on this already but i want to know which is THE BEST cooler.
    i dont care about noise as i have 3x120mm fans and 2x80mm fans at the minute.

    i just want THE BEST air cooler available from OCUK!!!!

    thanks for replies.

    will be cooling system in sig with a X2 3800 overclocked (as high as it will go) ordering next week!!!
     
  2. gr1mey

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    scythe ninja with a badass delta fan on.

    that will be LOUD though.
     
  3. StevenG

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    i dont know how loud they are... i mean ppl say they are loud but how loud is that. i wish i could measure how loud my system is at the minute...
     
  4. squiffy

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    I would say the Ninja. Then four 12cm Deltas. :p
     
  5. gr1mey

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    with 4 deltas??? omg!

    think hairdryer, no wait....hoover!
     
  6. StevenG

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    i know i said i dont care about noise but i do need to be able to sleep with it on.
     
  7. Raikiri

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    A Ninja would not be much better with a delta than it would with an amber due to the fins being placed so far apart. High airflow only helps on coolers with tightly packed fins (i.e. Tt Big Typhoon). The fan that comes with it is perfectly fine and will offer excellent cooling plus it has dropped in price loads since it was released (was £45 + fan)
     
  8. Rednut05

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    So in theory you do care about noise. If you want quite look down the Zalman route?
     
  9. StevenG

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    i dont want quite but i dont want LOUD as in 4 delta's i just want good cooling
     
  10. squiffy

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    Ninja with stock fan, or two identical 12cm fans (or just fit another with similar specs supplied with the HSF)

    Kinda contridicticting yourself....do you want overclock potentional, or low noise? Stock HSF is pretty quiet at 1600rpm HTPC setup for example, and suitable for non clocking setup (cool and quiet enabled, laptop power saving mode in control panel)
     
  11. StevenG

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    i want overclocking potential want to keep it cool...
     
  12. locutus12

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    you couldnt do that, it would create a spiral vortex inside the heatsink that would cause a build up of static electricity, eventually ripping a whole in spacetime at which point your pc would be sucked into your very own mini quantumn singularity.
     
  13. gr1mey

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    omg you've invented the tardis!!! lol :D
     
  14. Raikiri

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    But scythe ninja sized :/ it may be bigger inside but the door will be too small! :eek: :D
     
  15. Mr Jones

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    :D Wahahaha!

    Ever thought of Zalman 9500? Good cooler for OC-ed CPU, quite quiet too.
     
  16. Dreadi

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    freezer 64 pro
     
  17. gr1mey

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    Im sure that scythe ninja is big isnit?

    it is ninja afterall, never underestimate it!!! :p
     
  18. StevenG

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    think im going for a scythe :rolleyes:
     
  19. gr1mey

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    agreed, in all seriousness though, the ninja is a kick ass HSF, if the noise of the supplied fan bugs you, swap for a silent eagle/amber/panaflow or alike - make sure it pushes THROUGH the heatsink towards the rear exhaust; and you're laughing m8.
     
  20. A.N.Other

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    You might want to google the scythe mine. In reviews, it has performed better than the ninja (which is generally considered to be the best about). It's also much lighter and far easier to fit (you don't need a back plate on your mobo). Unfortunately, OcUK don't stock them.