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October 7, 2009 10:02:28 PM

Hi guys,

I am on the final stages of building my new rig, and would greatly appreciate your help on one of my final decisions. I have read a million reviews / forum posts on coolers, but I seem to be getting no where fast.

I'm currently going for the following:

Intel i7 920 (Overclocked to 3.6 for starters)
ASUS P6T (I'm also as a side thing not 100% sure whether this is the right)
Sapphire 5870
CM 690 Case

The coolers that seem to appear more than most are:

Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme 1366 RT
Thermalright V8

Looking at reviews they are saying that the 120 has a really rubbish base, but is that enough to rule it out? I've read people recommending the V8 when it is compared to another cooler that I'm not used to, and people seem to choose it.

I'm really not stuck on either of these, so if there can be suggestions for coolers that people are happy with then I'm more than happy to investigate. I'm not bothered about make or anything like that. I just think that stock will bring in to many future limitations.

I'm currently using the site http://www.landmarkpc.co.za so that can give you a rough idea of what is available in Sunny South Africa. (As a health warning, try not to laugh at the prices to hard!!)

Thanks in advance for your help, and I look forward to hearing from this great community.

All the best

Ian

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October 7, 2009 10:15:13 PM

THanks for quick reply.

That review site says they are both for AMD's? Am I extremely blind and confused here? or will they just work for bother? Or are they good for AMD but way down the list on the Intel?

Very confused now :D 

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October 7, 2009 10:47:20 PM

Thermalright MUX-120. not sure if its yet available (it isnt here, but may be in the US)

from the eearly reviews it seem to be the best HSF ever.

but other than that i would recomend the TRUE or the scythe mugen 2.
October 7, 2009 11:14:20 PM

Titan Fenrir..... excellent cooling on my i7 920. comes with a host os brackets to fit other cpu sockets too :) 
October 10, 2009 4:42:17 PM

I've noticed that all of the reviews say the scythe mugen 2 is not only the BEST for your money, but it can compete with those in the higher price ranges too. I will be picking one up in a couple of days. The only thing to watch for is how big it is. The cm 690 will fit it, but depending on your model, it might interfere with your RAM. Mine doesn't have any extra heatsinks, so I should be fine, but something to look out for is always size. If you can find it anywhere, than I would def recommend the Prolimatech Megahalems, although they are more pricey. I have heard good things about the Hyper 212 Plus, except that it is on the loud side.
October 10, 2009 5:51:41 PM

The very best of the best CPU air cooler around today:

Scythe Mugen 2 (this is the cpu cooler i recently bought)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/scythe...

Thermalright TRUE Copper Ultra-120 eXtreme
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...

and the XILENCE Black Hawk COPPER CPU
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/xilenc...

Xigmatek Thor's Hammer
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/xigmat...


-- Their cooling efficiency is awesome no doubt.
Even some of the very latest liquid cpu cooler today cant compete with these
because they are so efficient and much much cheaper too!
October 11, 2009 3:25:43 PM

Rock_n_Rolla - I remember when that Thermalright True Copper 120 Extreme was first displayed at a show. Some of the hardcore gamers got excited. Thermalright only produced 1,000 of them and they are still available. The big problem is the price. They are being sold for $98.00 to as much as $133.00. It's not worth the money.
October 11, 2009 4:48:32 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Rock_n_Rolla - I remember when that Thermalright True Copper 120 Extreme was first displayed at a show. Some of the hardcore gamers got excited. Thermalright only produced 1,000 of them and they are still available. The big problem is the price. They are being sold for $98.00 to as much as $133.00. It's not worth the money.



Yes Dude, it is one of the most expensive CPU air cooler today, in spite of that still there are many extreme
pc gamers and peeps who doesn't think how pricey it is. Maybe they are just rich, or has lots of money or
they just love the product so much. For me, Mugen 2 is the best CPU cooler, its cheap and it performs the same
as Thermalright TRUE Copper Ultra-120 eXtreme. :)  Im so glad to have one.
!