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post #21 of 39
The GT is just overkill, could be interesting as a passive cooler though
but if you looking at the GT for active cooling, it seems it would just be easier to go with water cooling (probably safer too, seeing that that heat sink need additional support :/)
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post #22 of 39
That GT is so crazy! Wonder how the extreme (and GT) will compare to SA or Noctuas top coolers. cant wait for some reviews.

Is it just me or should the names be switched? Lol.
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post #23 of 39
The GT looks bigger than the Shinsoo lol
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post #24 of 39
The current designs of air coolers have reached a point where a new innovation or design is needed.

The current designs have reached their max, the only way to increase performance is to have faster fans and make it bigger...

That GT is ridiculous, I'd be very surprised who would buy that. Even for passive cooling its just too big and for the price you'd be able to buy a 240mm RASA kit... And if your gonna have a case big enough to hold that GT, your gonna have enough room for a 240mm rad...

I hope, there is some new innovation in the air cooling market. It is needed at the moment. That being said, the NZXT HAVIK and the new Zalman cooler look promising while not being massive. a new design would help though while hopefully keeping it the same size or smaller.
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post #25 of 39
Ironically, all the people clamoring against air-cooling and vouching for water-cooling just do not realize Sandy Bridge made water-cooling irrelevant.
post #26 of 39
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Ironically, all the people clamoring against air-cooling and vouching for water-cooling just do not realize Sandy Bridge made water-cooling irrelevant.
No...

Watercooling isn't just for you CPU mate...

Also their will always be people wanting better temps, WC wont be "irrelevent" for a while.
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post #27 of 39
If the GT is as expensive as I think it will be, it better perform better than a RASA kit, otherwise it's a bad value unless it is a beast passive cooler.
 
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post #28 of 39
With what you would pay for the GT you could just buy a more practical Rasa kit that would yield better temps.
 
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post #29 of 39
both of these are going to interfere badly with my tall RAM blades. no buy
not to mention they will greatly hinder the cooling of VRM, IOH and ram
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post #30 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Ironically, all the people clamoring against air-cooling and vouching for water-cooling just do not realize Sandy Bridge made water-cooling irrelevant.
Umm what?
    
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