Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 27 Jul 2017.
Well how good is it? Does it perform far better than the $30 212 or the H7? It must be extremely good to command $60 in an already highly competitive area.
I've built a few systems with them in the office and I'm a big fan. 100x easier to install than a 212 evo. Also RGB.
£60 seems pretty steep imho unless it performs remarkably well. As said above, the HSF market is really competitive and there are loads of solid options at that price point... Let's have a review, please!
I've really like this cooler and it seems to keep things quite cool despite overclocking, although £60 does seem steep - especially since there are some great AM4 coolers available for £40-£50. Although as above, a review would be good - if performance is comparable, I could see people paying more for the 'canon' Ryzen cooler which also has teh LGBz!11!!.
As ever, there are a lot of factors which determine how good a cooler is: cooling ability, noise, size, ease of mounting, price, and "extras"... I would love to see a review of this unit as I'd be very interested to see how it stacks up against the (substantial) competition.
The heatsink looks very similar to the stock one that came with my old Phenom II 940, just with a fancy fan on top.
The price reflects the premium some people are willing to pay in order to have a cohesive AMD theme to their build, I guess.
To me, the pricing indicated a marketing move more so than a desire to sell the cooler. The cooler now has an actual value of $60 rather than something that came with the CPU, so their processors including the cooler is worth more now (in a sense).
Well, I'm impressed with my Wraith Spire... provided you make sure the case gets adequate airflow (an issue in the Raijintek Metis, as Bit point out in their original review!) it keeps the CPU pretty under control. Of course, that said I'm not overclocking...
If the Wraith Max is half as easy to install as the Spire, and cools better... it might be worth it. Particularly if you want to R!G!B! your rig. That said, if I could fit a D15 in my Metis, I would have done.
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