Hi guys , i have trouble testing a cooler for my cpu , cz no shop allows me to do that here , i just should Buy & i should be sure about my decision
Ok i have phenom 955Be & it goes over 64C & i hardly keep it under 62 C
i have gaming CASE so its just about crap Fan on CPu it self
now which one i should go for ,
1.Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
2.Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
, many told me that COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO , but i need something Biger & better & Safe for Future , I rly want no trouble while gaming , i wanna closer my head & look trought the case & see LED showing something lower than 55C & not 64 wowwww . ( while gaming ) , i have no problem while normal use cz its 35 C
SO just tell me which of those options are best ! & can they rly Cool Down my CPU ? how much Cooler ? is it SAFE decision ?
I like Tuniq Towers. I got LGA 775 versions (way back in 2008) for my E6600 in my HTPC and for my Q9450 in my primary PC. I'm not too crazy about the included fan, but then again I have a tendency to replace any and all fans that comes a PC case or 3rd party heatsink. I don't touch the GPUs though.
The Tuniq Tower can passively cool my E6600 which I don't OC anyway.
Noctua with 2 heatsinks and 3 fans only gets 4-5 degrees over my Zalmans CNPS 11X, it is heavy and cumbersome not to mention stupid looking, if you have a side window serious opt away from the Noctua on aesthetic appeal.
The Zalmans comes with a nice blue LED, good thermal grease and delivers high end cooling, weighs nothing and looks nice.
It worked fine with Ripjaws X and they have rather high profile heat spreaders, should be okay. You have to worry more about gross factor and the fact the thing is heavy, poor strain on your motherboard.
If you are looking for something smaller and prettier, the Zalmans CNPS 11X is great, not to much of a drop off from the Noctua, has smaller dimensions and keeps your system cool. I have summer ambient temps of around 28-34 degrees centigrade and the cooler keeps it around the 28-32 range, 45-55 load. (running stock speeds)