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post #11 of 43
I am skeptical. It seems air cooling has hit the glass ceiling with the Silver Arrow and D14.

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Just when i thought they couldn't possibly add another design of cooler to the mix. It looks like a silver arrow that has been bent in half.

All that metal and it performs exactly the same as my much much smaller zalman cooler, These days cooler designs are 70% looks 30% performance
Not really, Silver Arrow heatpipes are much larger and there are fewer of them than this cooler, also the cross sections of the fins looks quite a bit different.

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I am skeptical. It seems air cooling has hit the glass ceiling with the Silver Arrow and D14.



Not really, Silver Arrow heatpipes are much larger and there are fewer of them than this cooler.
This.

But overall this is a bigger cooler
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post #13 of 43
I think air cooling will continue to improve once vapor chamber heatsinks are more mainstream. Right now vapor chamber technology is tied up in a bag patent lawsuit so that's why we aren't seeing much of it.

A vapor chamber is essentially a big flat heatpipe. Imagine 1 big flat heatpipe making complete direct contact with the CPU.
    
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I am skeptical. It seems air cooling has hit the glass ceiling with the Silver Arrow and D14.



Not really, Silver Arrow heatpipes are much larger and there are fewer of them than this cooler, also the cross sections of the fins looks quite a bit different.
ceiling with technology?

no way.
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post #15 of 43
According to this review, Genesis is just as good as D14.

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just go H2O
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just go H2O
Let me just pull out $200+ from my pocket.
    
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post #18 of 43
Okay, I have to admit it.. it looks great!
Its functionality is great, too! Nice cooler!
What is the price?
    
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post #19 of 43
The performance seems decent, and it looks awesome in the OP.
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post #20 of 43
Functional and one of the most unique and sexy looking coolers I've seen so far
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