i just bought one yesterday...
thing is i bought it from a hardware store who must close and reopen in a different location and they have the prices cut in half....well a real bargain i must say...15 euros for a cooler like this one
tommorow i'll go for buying some fans and some dust filters
This is the first time I've seen one outperform the thermalright and tuniq. I'm going to have to call shenannigans, the test data is flawed.
I do like the Big Typhoon though, it's a great cooler, especially if you want spill air over your mobo components.
That said, I really, really, really wish they hadn't gone to push-pins though, I absolutely hate that mounting system. I would so much rather go through the extra hassle of installing the backplate and carefully torquing screws than deal with intel's stupid push-pins. My last build with one of these was back during the holiday season. I'd installed dozens of the older big typhoons, so I got a new model without doing my research. Long story short, it was impossible to get sufficient pressure between the HS and the CPU on a DS3. I had to put little motherboard paper washers in between the clip and the heat sink to get enough pressure. Before I did this, temps were 10C higher! Bleh, anyway, here's some other cooler round-ups: http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/showdoc.aspx?i=298...
This one is also screwy, shows a Freezer 7 stomping it- I think a mounting issue http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/bigtyphoon/2.ht...
That's a good cooler, but the review didn't take into account the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. That thing has 6 heatpipes, 2 more than the Ultra 120. It would have been close, but I suspect that your cooler would have lost.
How the heck is the TRUE rated so low. Unless they used a low cfm 120mm fan.
Their fan is fine. It's the round base. Remember, the non "extreme" edition is the exactly the same, minus a few heatpipes and the rounded base. And it's not low, still among the best, despite the handicap.