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Hardware Danamics LMX Superleggera Cooler Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 14 May 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. poldo

    poldo New Member

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    I love the fan installation - other heatsink manufacturers should adopt that method rather than the pesky rubber nipples or the wires but as for the rest that this cooler offers, meh - promising though but not practical.
     
  3. Picarro

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    Aww.. I was looking forward to this review, but it is sadly disappointing.
     
  4. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Seems like they made the contact block far too thick.
     
  5. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    £98 and it doesn't come with fans.... seriously?!

    Why would anyone buy this over something like the H50 or Fenrir?!

    Its too expensive to go up against Air coolers (including the H50 for arguements sake) and too crap to go up against a proper water cooling loop (which is similarly priced).
     
  6. lacuna

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    It has proved that the concept works though, it just needs some refinement
     
  7. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Not £100 worth of cooling. I'm not hanging 1.1kg of my motherboard. For that price (as stated) you can start looking at water cooling.
     
  8. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    I applaud Danamics for trying something new, and I only hope other companies are watching this and refine their designs based on this (the fan mounting system is a stroke of genius!). I reckon a few refined versions and this could become quite a nice option for cooling.
     
  9. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    meh just watercool it :p
     
  10. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    I had it beating the LMX (before supperleggra) XG H1216 (Same as Alpenfohn) by 5C and the Xigmatec Thor's Hammer by 2C and beaten by RS240, XSPC Delta V3 & 750lph XSPC Dual Bay Pump/Res by 5C.

    We have had problems with V8 coolers shacking lose in transit so I can imagine the damage it could cause.

    Make it lighter, make the base direct core contact and improve the fin arrangement and it could draw level with water cooling price/performance. For now it is for those who want something different.
     
  11. Bobinator2000

    Bobinator2000 I don't smell bad.

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    I think direct heat pipe contact (like the fenrir) would push the temps much further down.
    Maybe there will be a V.2 or something.
     
  12. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    "In short there’s simply no reason you would choose the LMX over the huge variety of far cheaper, and superior performing, conventional heat pipe coolers already on the market."


    Don't underestimate the desire of Pc nerds to show everyone that they have the biggest and best in their cases..

    Think of all those sexy photos they can post on the message boards of fellow nerds and all the admiring love in comments it will draw from fellow nerds.....ePeeN RuLeZ....
     
  13. Redkachina

    Redkachina Califragilistsic Expialidocious

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    Disappointing Am2+ performance..
    If only it's as good as a WC setup with a 240 rad lol..
    I would exchange it with my current WC.. :p
     
  14. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I think we all would! Sadly while the tech really does work (we unplugged the power while it was working to check - temps shot up) the price/benefit ratio just doesn't pay off.
     
  15. Cepheus

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    Not a bad review :)
     
  16. Farfalho

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    But in this case they won't have the best....

    I was looking forward to this cooler become the king although I couldn't afford it. Oh well, back to the drawing board
     
  17. Fabou

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    They won't have the best but the newest. Their is no bigger pleasure for a geek that explaining how complicated is the new "technologie" he just installed in his PC.
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    they waited to long, they needed to release this during the 775 socket era but now all the other cooler companies have improved on their performance so this didnt fair to well but still a neat concept.
     
  19. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    reminds me of metal cooled nuclear subs. Nice in theory but in practice rather rubbish.

    So this cooler clearly does *something*, is it a rubbish attempt at something which will take cooling by force, or is it destined to always be a bit meh?
     
  20. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    At the end of the day the weakest point of the cooling system is always going from the heatsink to the air around it. You can only improve that by having more surface area and blowing more air over it. Heatsinks have largely gotten to the point where you just arent going to get any better without making it even bigger or having 2 high speed large fans.
     
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