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post #21 of 29
why did you guys use a q6600? why not use current gen 1366/1155 cpu for testing?
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probably because thats what he has on hand.........
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the havik dropped your ambients? how so just curious? The cooler itself looks really nice, price is still a little high but not unreasonable. Mostly just the fans catch my eye. I do remember seeing those fans being advertised by nzxt I think sometime before and have been wanting them, so if they are able to be bought separately I will gladly do so, just to add to my collection lol
   
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post #24 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotendbz1 View Post
why did you guys use a q6600? why not use current gen 1366/1155 cpu for testing?
As Vision said all I had on hand, but even getting this old turkey up to 4.12G from 2.4G is a feat I think

The cooler was tested at NZXT on the newer platforms. I had the H50 push/pull setup on hand, as well as the D14.


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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
the havik dropped your ambients? how so just curious? The cooler itself looks really nice, price is still a little high but not unreasonable. Mostly just the fans catch my eye. I do remember seeing those fans being advertised by nzxt I think sometime before and have been wanting them, so if they are able to be bought separately I will gladly do so, just to add to my collection lol
You ask intelligent questions I like you already!

Regarding ambient temps lets looks at the D14, H50, and Havik. I have reviewed the Domino ALC, ECO and H50, and they cause one common issue. Restricted airflow for the chipset and RAM increasing mobo ambient temps. As we all know using liquid chipset cooling solutions resolve this, but can get pricey. Using thermal diodes I had the NB sink hit 56C under load with the H50. Introducing the D14 and opening up that restricted rear 120mm fan location dropped this by almost 15C load. The D14 is much larger than the Havik and in fact at high overclocks impedes airflow itself. The Havik knocked another 2C off the NB sensor. Adding the front 200mm top fan on the Phantom pretty much negated this, but interesting nonetheless.

As far as physical size this also helps with my RAM clearance. I am running OCZ Reaper X DDR2 1066.

On the fans still waiting for an answer dude I like them too
Edited by Mac Daddy - 8/8/11 at 4:17pm
post #25 of 29
okay that makes more sense, I was thinking of the ambient temps outside the case like in general. I have a thermal gun that measures the temps as I didn't feel like having thermal diodes. Anyways, I currently have the hyper 212+ and cools fairly well. However I would like to test out different coolers and see how things run. This would be one of the ones I would be interested in as the design is fairly unique. I am guessing the fans have good static pressure due to the design. At least that is what I read before somewhere about the fans.

Super curious as to what this can do with a higher clock cpu
   
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Xbitlabs prooves Havik to be the top cooler:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...vik-140_6.html
Acording Xbitlabs: D14 < SA < Archon = < Havik.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matas View Post
Xbitlabs prooves Havik to be the top cooler:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...vik-140_6.html
Acording Xbitlabs: D14 < SA < Archon = < Havik.
dude the archon is better in that test. Still even if it's 'only' third best cooler, these are still great results.
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post #28 of 29
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thats was the whole point of this post. just to show it is a really good cooler. and looks cool too lol
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post #29 of 29
hmm i have a feeling the fans have something to do with it but maybe? idk lol i really want those fans so i can do some testing EUGH
   
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