The best CPU cooler for your new rig is.....

The ThermalTake Big Typhoon VX!

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8757

This one is for all of you who laughed at me when I bought one back in January :)
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  1. i just bought one yesterday... :D
    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
  2. It's a good cooler but not the best. I had the Big Typhoon as well and it works really good when you have a side fan intake to feed it more cool air. Cools down my extremely hot 840 for one.
  3. 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=2981&p=3
    This one is also screwy, shows a Freezer 7 stomping it- I think a mounting issue
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/bigtyphoon/2.htm

    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=326&type=expert&pid=5
  4. 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.
  5. Benchmark Reviews has tested several of these top coolers in stock (not lapped, not modified) form in the Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q1 2008 article found here: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45&Itemid=1

    Keep in mind that the same fan was used for all of the coolers, so your own results will be different.
  6. Also, keep in mind in the original post, the TRUE was not set up with a fan, just as a passive sink. While out of the box it isn't the best, it is up there when you add in the moving air.
  7. Das_Capitolin said:
    Benchmark Reviews has tested several of these top coolers in stock (not lapped, not modified) form in the Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q1 2008 article found here: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45&Itemid=1

    Keep in mind that the same fan was used for all of the coolers, so your own results will be different.


    this article rates the T.R.U.E 9th out of present coolers!? WTF
    Q6600 only overclocked to 3.3ghz
  8. dagger said:


    according to those comparisons the ultra 120 performs better than the ultra 120 extreme!!!???
  9. goodie said:
    according to those comparisons the ultra 120 performs better than the ultra 120 extreme!!!???

    Yep, they're basically the same, except the "extreme" edition got the round base.
  10. How the heck is the TRUE rated so low. Unless they used a low cfm 120mm fan.
  11. shadowthor said:
    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.
  12. I use ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU on all my builds but im bias'd and i know its not the best but it works well.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118115
    41.99$
  13. Xigmatek s1283 seems to be the performance/price king right now.
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