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Cooling What is your all time favourite CPU Cooler?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by el2k, 1 Sep 2012.

  1. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Think my favorite aircooler was the Zalman CNPS9500, and it is the last one I used. There is a Zalman CNPS7700 still in operation since 2003 in my parents pc which was also a pretty good cooler in it's day.
    Otherwise my EK Supreme LT has gone through a few builds now and still going strong.
     
  2. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Somewhat OT, has anyone seen any reviews which have pitched TRUE against the newer giant coolers? If so, post a linky.

    I'd be somewhat intrigued to see whether the monsters with 20-something heatpipes and multiple 140mm fans work any better than ThermalRight's classic. I haven't really paid much attention to air coolers for the last couple of years, for obvious reasons.
     
  3. jaypopat

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    Surely the Noctua NH D14 gets a shout.
     
  4. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Sure thing - this one is old but is still an interesting read.

    Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme vs. Others (Translated with Google Translate)

    The same guy (poparamiro) has tested the TRUE against the NH-D14 and the Silver Arrow too, but I can't find it... suffice to say there really wasn't much in it!
     
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  5. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Well-Known Member

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    My favourite is probably my current cooler, the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced. My most hated is easily the Cooler Master V10, I'm just glad I didn't buy it new.
     
  6. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The Scythe Mugen has worked for me quite well for years. It was relatively cheap when I bought it (about $30) and it performs admirably.

    That said, the Prolimatech Meghalem and Dark Rock were always ones I found nice to build with.
     
  7. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I like the Phanteks coolers. The colors are just fresh and the performance is definitely top notch.

    For all-in-one water coolers I like the Antec 920 best.
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Oh the Scythe Big Shuriken, got that in a matx build, very low profile and very quiet while doing a good job.

    My favourite when it comes to the smaller form factor.
     
  9. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    Fav all time cooler was a freezer 64 used it from my sempron2600 all the way up till i started over clocking my 955be (too hot) swapped for a mugen 2 rev b, Cool runnig but a mofo to put in
     
  10. Action_Parsnip

    Action_Parsnip New Member

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    +1 loved my 9500 with snazzy blue fan! Very cute little thing really.
     
  11. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I loved the look of my 9700 LED but dang, it sucked when I tried to OC my Q9650... my first venture into TRUE territory smoked the Zalman by a good 15-20C and was cheaper LOL.
     
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  13. SuicideNeil

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    Titan Fenrir

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    I would have liked to use it in my next build, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with socket 1155; we'll see about that when the time comes though... :dremel:
     
  14. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    Got to be the AC Freezer 7/Freezer 64, great performance and pricing, was a game changer that influenced every good cooler since.

    Sent from Bittech Android app
     
  15. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    I'm using a fenrir on a p67 Sabertooth on 1155.

    You just need THIS
     
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  16. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Thank you, and have +rep for satisfying my curiosity.
     
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  17. Bhuvsta

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    I even had a good time lapping my TRUE and heatsink. My H70 is pretty cool too.
     
  18. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Antec Kuhler 920 is by far my favourite. Noise isn't an issue for me. Due to the placement of my case and my TV I can only hear the 920's fans when they hit 2000+ RPM. Keeps everything nice and cool.
     
  19. Apocalypso

    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    Another vote for the TRUE here, I still have one in the loft.
     
  20. SuicideNeil

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    Magic, cheer dude.
     

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