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Performance out the window, what's the heaviest air cooler you have seen?

I'm going to be making a custom CPU cooler (TEC ~ but I figured that the heaviest coolers would be air), and currently what I'm looking at working with is 1.8kg! eek.gif (170x100x40mm of aluminium).

I'll shave that down a lot but I want to know how much force it's wise to put on a motherboard mounted vertically.
    
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&Tpk=noctua%20nh%20d-14

1240g --- pretty heavy; it's on of the heaviest ones out there; people sometimes add a 3rd fan so it adds a couple hundred grams.
Edited by wupah - 5/4/11 at 10:42am
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Have you worked with TECs before? I would be careful, even with overpowered cooling you are most likely going to have problems with air cooling. I had to go really low on voltage to get air cooling with a TEC to work right, but it isn't impossible!
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Thermalright TRUE Copper.

1900g (Heatsink Only)
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The Scythe Susanoo is 1.565g.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wupah;13379847 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&Tpk=noctua%20nh%20d-14

1240g --- pretty heavy

Heavy, but not the heaviest.

This is one of the heaviest. Thermalright TRUE 120 Copper.

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1900g (4.2lbs) without fans. eek.gif
Edited by blackbalt89 - 5/4/11 at 10:47am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba;13379886 
Thermalright TRUE Copper.

1900g (Heatsink Only)

This is the first thing that popped into my head. biggrin.gif Personally, I think after seeing what my PCI-E slot can handle from my Golden Edition 465 (The All Copper HSF) I wouldn't be too worried about mounting anything like that. Though, I probably would just mount it upright for safety issues now that I am hearing myself state this out loud. tongue.gif
     
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I don't think I have heard of a TEC before that wasn't water cooled. Though I haven't gone looking for one either.
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Holy hell, those are some beasts!


So some people mount 2kg of block on their boards, I think with a decent backplate I'll get away with a 1.5kg block.



Also, I should've been clearer, the TECs will have a large liquid cooling system, however in order to mount 2 64mm TECs I needed to create a large block of metal to hold the TECs high enough to clear chipset heatsinks and such.

The reason I put this in the air cooling section is because I wanted to know what could be mounted on a board, and air coolers will be much heavier than any waterblock could be.


Also, I was interested in what crazy air coolers existed biggrin.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crabid;13381840 
Also, I was interested in what crazy air coolers existed biggrin.gif
There are some crazier, like the Scythe Susanoo, but the heaviest is the TRUE Copper. I mean, 4 fans on one cooler which is almost the same size as a M-ATX motherboard?

I'm interested in seeing what you have done, crazy air coolers FTW
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