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Scythe Ninja... XP90c... Arctic Cooling Freezer 64... Which One?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by dantonkin, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. dantonkin

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    I'm thinking about getting a new cooler for my x2 3800... Already have the XP90c which seems to just about cope with the cpu at 2.5.

    Would the Freezer 64pro or the skythe ninja with a akasa amber fan be better?

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  2. smids

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    Scythe Ninja - best air cooler bar none.

    XP-90c is better than a Freezer Pro though - it is amazing, but the Freezer is no slouch.
     
  3. james.miller

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    i want a ninja. is there any problems with fitment in mid towers? i wanted to get the cheaper TR big typhoon, but apparently there's very little room for the fan when its fitted
     
  4. smids

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    I haven't heard of any yet - although mahoosive, they seem to fit most boards pretty well - I'll see if I can dig some pictures up :).
     
  5. dantonkin

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    I think i'll go for the ninja then with a nice amber 120mm fan on it.

    Would it be best to get a couple of those fans one pushing air onto it and another on the other side of the heat sink blowing the air out?

    Also... Would it fit in my case and Mobo

    Epox Nforce4 Ultra -
    Silverstone Temjin TJ04 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Silverstone.html

    Cheers
     
  6. james.miller

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    cheers smid. appreciate that mate:)
     
  7. smids

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    Honestly, I am not sure about fitting - I'm looking into it now. TBH, you don't need a push/pull config as a simple push or pull will cool as well as any other cooler in the market.
     
  8. dantonkin

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    Cheers boss
     
  9. smids

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    Can't post a link but the 'scythe ninja review' ;) throws up silentpc's review which shows it. It looks to have a smallish footprint (smaller than an XP120 it seems) but height I'm not sure of - I'm looking at Xtremesystems as they have a few users there with pics. :)
     
  10. dantonkin

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    Ah Funk it! I'm buying one now....
     
  11. smids

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    Still looking for more - your best bet is reviews though... They have lots of pictures, but I remember seeing some excellent ones at Xtremesystems so I'll keep searching :).

    The pic above was in a Lian-Li.

    Antec P180 case Excellent pic.
     
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  12. james.miller

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    doesnt matter so much with the height on the scyth since the fan is on the side, not the top:)
     
  13. ACPCUP

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    Well, i know someone with a 201 case and the Ninja touches the side panel cause it is so tall!
     
  14. james.miller

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    well, i've just ordered one lol
     
  15. Big.Wayne

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    Myths of Ninja

    I can't believe I am always the only one going against the grain, but the tales of the Ninja's powers seem to become more and more exaggerated every time I read a user comment.

    Will be happy when someone from these forums does a side-by-side *unbiased* comparison. I guess I have become the sceptic of this newsgroup but these days I tend to take everything I read with a bucket of salt. Hopefully I wont get flamed by any Ninja owners :D
     
  16. dantonkin

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    Well two of us have just ordered one today. (Shipped this morn apparently :) ) I'm sure we can give you some reviews when all is set up!

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this beast compares to the xp90c i have sitting on the cpu at the moment!!
     
  17. Cat_In_Pyjamas

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    That may be my problem as well. Did that person manage to fit Ninja in the end? Cause if so, I may have an answer to my "will it fit into my 205 case" problem :).
     
  18. Big.Wayne

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    No one mentioned it yet, so I will have to :)

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    Thermalright Si-120

    Fits a treat, 0% compatibility issues and looks lush on the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium :)
     
  19. smids

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    But it still isn't quite as good as the Ninja. Look to all the reviews, Ninja is the best.
     
  20. james.miller

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    it doesnt come with a fan. and where has quick reply gone?