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Hardware LGA1366 Heatsink Testing Update

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 24 Feb 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. tad2008

    tad2008 New Member

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    That Gelid cooler looks great value for money and a sound investment for those of us that like to keep out PC's cool and quiet.

    All I need now is a graphics card that is just as quiet and am growing impatient waiting for see nvidia's offering to AMD/ATI's current line up, as I believe nvidia have a more rounded feature set to offer, plus better marketing, though I can't help but admire the AMD/ATI machine for it's achievements.
     
  3. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    Please let us know how high these are...
     
  4. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    How high what are tony? DO you mean the dimensions of the coolers? If so, a 1 second click through to the original reviews reveals that the GELID is 120 x 99 x 153 (W x D x H) with a fan and the Thermalright is 127 x 63 x 160mm (W x D x H) without a fan.
     
  5. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    That GELID heatsink looks a good performer and a very nice bargain :).

    I still think the TRUE is the best air cooled heatsink ever though once it's lapped perfectly, bit of a pita to lapp but well worth doing, a true masterpiece of a heatsink, I can't see any company doing significantly better with such a size.

    I would love it if thermalright made a special edition high version of the TRUE which could hold 2 x 120mm fans on both sides, I think that would be the only way to make it significantly better, but would only appeal to a small minority I expect so will probably never happen, but then again thinking of the gigantic 480mm radiators some have then why not, I'd love to see enthusiast air cooled heatsinks & would love to design a case around one, I prefer air cooling over water cooling, so much easier & safer for pc hardware maintenance, but I've had awesome results with my TRUE so I'm quite happy :).

    Looking at the results of the new venomous it looks clear as day to me they are at the limit of design for the size of the heatsink so the only way to get impressively better results worthy of switching from a lapped TRUE is do a TRUEXL :).
     
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    glad to see these fixed. nice one.
     
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    bit tech guys - you have to get a sample of the Prolimatech Megahalems. They are superb heatsinks.
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya the Venomous-X is still not worth it, given the price, its more of a marketing ploy to get fresh blood into the company then anything of any real value. I suppose you can only go so far on the current heatsink tech and they have pretty much hit their (Thermalright) limit.
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    may i suggest fitting that same high-cfm fan to each heatsink that makes it possible in the future, and adding a medium-cfm fan aswell? This would really increase the value of the numbers in the chart.

    kudos for catching the flaw and updating!
     
  11. Yoy0YO

    Yoy0YO Lurky Lurker

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    I DO like what you've done with the URL
     
  12. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    If it's FUB(eyond)A(ll)R(epair), then where are this numbers coming from? Beyond the grave? ;)

    Well, at least those yelling about how the V-X rawks will quieten down...
     
  13. Tanacel

    Tanacel New Member

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    See this makes me want a Gelid even more. But can you actually get one in the UK? I've ordered at Scan and got an out of stock email 3 days ago and Overclockers is also out of stock!

    When you guys next review good kit, could you let me know in advance so i can order it before everyone else please : )
     
  14. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    how loud was the high CFM fan on the venomous? how does it compare to the fenrir fan on high?
     
  15. _Metal_Guitar_

    _Metal_Guitar_ New Member

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    Go Titan TTC, getting one in a few days. Looks like a complete beast for the money.
     
  16. JCBeastie

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    I reckon Thermalright have hit the limit of the efficiency of their tower designs, I put it down them still using a heatspreader/machined base. I'd expect to see an improvement if they embraced direct-touch heatpipe designs.

    Of course someone with the money and the skills could try it! :p
     
  17. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    it was very loud, probably louder than the Fenrir's fan on max rpm, but both would be v hard to live with every day.
     
  18. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    Good on you Bit Tech/CPC for resolving this and going to the trouble of re-testing and posting the results. Most others would have swept it under the carpet...

    Hats off!
     
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