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Need air cooler for i7 860/p7p55d deluxe/5770/Antec p183

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May 21, 2010 2:01:04 PM

Price isn't really an issue, but I want it to be quiet and fairly easy to install. I've also got 4x2gb of ram using up all the slots.

I've been looking at the Prolimatech Megahalems and Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme. Any thoughts on which way to go and why?

If I do this, I guess I should install a pull fan in the front of my case, huh?
a b K Overclocking
May 21, 2010 3:49:16 PM

^ The megahalems is a great cooler especially if you Get 2x 80CFM fans.

the Tuniq tower 120 extreme is apparently difficult to install.

a pull fan would be a good idea.

good luck!
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May 22, 2010 8:12:36 AM

I just installed a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme on my Biostar TPower N750a....it's not difficult to install at all, as along as you read the directions. It's also a great cooler. Keeps my Phenom II x4 940 at 35*C Idle, 48*C under full load (4x prime95 + Furmark 1920x1080, MSAAx8, Extreme Burning, Displacement Mapping, Post FX) 43*C with just the Prime95. The hardest part of the install was applying the damned TX-3 thermal paste which, although a pain to work with, seems to cool exceptionally well. (The former statement was oppinion, I have not yet compared it to my old standard, AS5)

EDIT to remove subjectiveness of 'not difficult':

On my board all I had to do was remove the Stock HSF attachment piece, attach the backplate, replace the mounting bracket with the K8/New AM2/AM2+/AM3 mounting bracket, spread TX-3, place HSF on processor, and attach with thumbscrews. It (to me) was not that difficult. Other's may find the extra amount of assembly/disassembly unattractive. In my opinion, however, it was completely worth it.


TL;DR
If you're confident with a screwdriver you should be fine...
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May 22, 2010 12:19:20 PM

yea but... with the Megahalem you dont need to use screwdrivers, just with whatever your mama gave ya.

anyways, this one is no brainer, Prolimatech Megahalems > Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

case closed
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a b K Overclocking
May 22, 2010 2:25:03 PM

^ those are some nice temps bud, good for you!
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