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Hardware Xigmatek Gaia II Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 16 Mar 2015.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    Considering that I can't hear my Argon AR01 on PWM I wouldn't be that fussed about so called 'extra noise' and the cooling is '7 lower, I would still opt to buy my cooler again as I prefer it's looks too.

    On a side note, any news on getting a Raijintek Triton in for review?
     
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    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    There may actually be one floating around the labs. In any case, for higher end cooler stuff we're gonna wait it out to get our new rigs built - I think we just need a few more bits now..
     
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    Bleh, Titan Fenrir forever! :D

    No really, I'll make my own mounting brackets/adapters if I have to, it's such a nice cooler...
     
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    Sounds interesting... and looking forward to seeing some tests of the more recent 'funky-custom-based' AIOs.

    As for the new rigs, will you be waiting for Intel to launch their Broadwell desktop parts as they are due in the next few months, aren't they?
     
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    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    They are but we're aiming to have our new rigs up and running long before then. However, our current Core i7-2600K, for example, will be retired for a Haswell CPU so the rigs will be much more up to date. The trouble is we only get one or two review sample CPUs from Intel each launch so we'd actually have to buy an entire bunch of CPUs to keep up to date all the time.

    This is why very few if any review sites upgrade all their rigs with new CPUs every time there's an Intel tick or tock, plus there would probably very little if any difference in the order of CPU cooler result graphs between a Sandy Bridge CPU to a Broadwell CPU anyway if you see what I mean. As and when Broadwell does appear, as there's a big focus on efficiency we'll likely perform a one-off set of thermal testing anyway to see what the score is.
     
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    For alot of the budget builds ive made in the last few years id still say £23 is past the budget for most of those builds. However bad the stock cooler is and however big a pain it is to do a cooler install once its all inside a case for most budget builds a cpu cooler is still on the buy later list.
     
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    Oh, I totally understand that about the cost of the CPUs which is why I asked if you would wait. As then you would have the longest time possible for a new CPU before it was once again outdated. It may also give you a unique position ahead of other review sites who may remain on Haswell, something Bit-Tech will only be catching up on. Would the benefits of waiting not outweigh the extra wait, rather than rush to Haswell which is due to be replaced? Although I do understand the point made about relevant differences between Sandybridge and Broadwell.
     
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