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Old 12-19-2007, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Zalman or Tuniq?

Which one cools better?

The Zalman is all copper, whereas the Tuniq is copper and aluminum.

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Btw, if I go with the Tuniq, anyone think it will fit in my case? I read one review on this case where a guy stated that he got one in it.
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Default Re: Zalman or Tuniq?

Its very simple.
If you wish to overclock: Tuniq
If you do not wish to overclock: Zalman
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tuniq!
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Default Re: Zalman or Tuniq?

Ok, seems to be that the Tuniq is an overclockers favorite around here. I think I'm going to go ahead and get it. Thanks guys.
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Default Re: Zalman or Tuniq?

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Its very simple.
If you wish to overclock: Tuniq
If you do not wish to overclock: Zalman
Zalmans do fine, my idle @ 3.2 is 39c and load 45c.
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Zalmans do fine, my idle @ 3.2 is 39c and load 45c.
When it is put head to head with a tuniq and similar heatsink, it loses...
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I just installed my Tuniq and it rocks; even at the lowest fan setting, I got about 4-6C lower on my cores at idle. Bigger improvement at load too.
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What are your temps ?
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Thermalright ultra 120 extreme
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Default Re: Zalman or Tuniq?

don't go with the tuniq


its overly huge...and the fan is loud as ****.

if you are going to spend money on a cooler get a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 with some MX-2 and a decent fan.
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