Change of cooling method!!!

ALECUBA

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hi, i currently have the following system (my signature)

...right now its about 26 celcius outside and my room has no AC so it should be a little cooler....my cpu is at 44/42 now at iddle....fan at highest speed....i would like to change my cooling....so wat would be better than the big typhoon that is not water cooled(unless self contained)...should i go for another air cooling tower or this new TEC method or self contained WC...
throw in advises please...thank you
 

Fattysharp

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I was asking this question earlier this summer and did a lot of research on it.

Your idle temps appear fine. if your load temps are hitting 55, then things are starting to get hot.

If you think everything is too hot still, you can try opening your case and seeing if that cools things down. Also your exhaust fans may have a switch to increase spin, that could help also but it will be louder.
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: Raider1284
grab a good air cooler like the tuniq tower if you dont want to do water cooling.

+1 or a prelapped Thermalright Ultra120 extreme over at SVC.com


Dont go with the TEC hype.
 

ALECUBA

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dont these ultra 120 ex come without a fan? how is it so effective if it has no fan...i guess my big typhoon is doing fine for now...it is just the ambient temp that does the difference...i dun think its worth to buy a U120 ex for a 2 degree difference...thank you guys
 

BonzaiDuck

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Actually, with the ULTRA 120 EXTREME you'd be talking about a bigger difference than 2C. In my experience, the difference between the original Ultra 120 and the Extreme version can be as much as 7C degrees, and both coolers leave much of the competition -- probably all of it -- behind in the dust.

I often argue with friends and family that buying something such as a good battery-backup or UPS is an insurance policy as well as an investment in caring for your hardware. We could debate whether analogy applies to a choice of coolers, and that's certainly up to you.

Figure for the price differential on the cooler itself, you'd either break even with the next-best heatpipes available, or it will cost you $10 or $20 more. A decent fan may cost you between $10 and $20. For the total, that's one day's lunch at my favorite Italian restaurant for Cannelloni, salad, garlic-bread and a carafe of the house Chianti.

See my post for today on motherboard ducting with the Ultra 120 and the TR HR-03-Plus VGA cooler.