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February 17, 2008 8:35:12 AM

I'm really confused with this one I'm looking for a new cpu cooler (my silent knight II is silent but not to cool) So I did the research and came up with the Thermaltight 120extreme so I went to the website I used and found out that there was a Thermalright IFX-14 heatsink I hadn't heard of it before so I had A look. It turns out to be on special $6 than the 120extreme and now I am thinking which one would be better. In the benchie the IFX is the same performance wise as the 120 so what should I get?
http://www.pccasegear.com/prod4119.htm
The 120
http://www.pccasegear.com/prod5523.htm
The IFX

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February 17, 2008 8:45:25 AM

You could take it a step up and get a Zalman CPNS9700. It comes with a fan speed regulator so you can put it on low or high. High is a bit noisy but low is very quiet and it will hel keep it cooler since air will be moving through the heatsink.

Plus it has a nice blue LED so it looks awesome. I looked at both and its hard to decide. They both look the same really but I never like going without a fan. I hear great things about Thermalright though.
February 17, 2008 9:25:23 AM

random1283 said:
I'm really confused with this one I'm looking for a new cpu cooler (my silent knight II is silent but not to cool) So I did the research and came up with the Thermaltight 120extreme so I went to the website I used and found out that there was a Thermalright IFX-14 heatsink I hadn't heard of it before so I had A look. It turns out to be on special $6 than the 120extreme and now I am thinking which one would be better. In the benchie the IFX is the same performance wise as the 120 so what should I get?
http://www.pccasegear.com/prod4119.htm
The 120
http://www.pccasegear.com/prod5523.htm
The IFX

Out of the two I would go IFX all the way.
http://www2.asetek.com/default.asp?showPage=startside.asp¶m=sideid&myvalue=14&contentSection=2&menuID=-1
The Vapochill micro that actually uses a phase change refrigerant looks trick as well,
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February 17, 2008 9:55:10 AM

sorry to contradict jimmysmitty but the CPNS9700 is a step down from a 120 or IFX I forgot to mention That Im getting a set of scythe S-flex fans and I dont need leds as im also getting cold cathodes
February 17, 2008 7:26:17 PM

Personally i would get the Thermalright 120 Ultra, those things are massive and great coolers. I havent seen man reviews of the IFX although with another 150g with the underside cooler hanging off the motherboard is it neccesary?
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February 17, 2008 7:42:16 PM

random1283 said:
sorry to contradict jimmysmitty but the CPNS9700 is a step down from a 120 or IFX I forgot to mention That Im getting a set of scythe S-flex fans and I dont need leds as im also getting cold cathodes


Well my mistake. Wouldn't have mentioned it if I knew you were getting fans for it too. Hey I have a cold cathode in my old PC but together with LED fans and HSF it looks nice and glows all blue and such.

So that being said I would sugest the Thermalright as I have seen it being used more and getting great reviews. Or you could always just go grab a nice intercooler from a car and hook it up. That might result in some posotive numbers.
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