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look what is going on on the market. most of the biggest companies got this type of cooler, or already announced it. antec have it, corsair (with the biggest and the most bad ass model) have it. even cooler master will roll out one soon. are those coolers will take place of tower air coolers? or they will stuck at high price as high end product? advantages of those coolers are rly big. its easier to transport with such cooler due to less tension given to the cpu socket, better performance, and easier to install. what might hold them back? price. it is the one and only "-" for those things, but the hardest to beat. Are we going to see any kind of 120 type unit for a price of... lets say, mugen? or not? what do you think?
post #2 of 9
I think the thick 120 size unit will become more normal, and come down to the price of something like a mega or other decent air coolers. But you have to remember that if those coolers come down in price then it will push down the price over anything that doesn't perform as good, so the prices might stay high just because of the type of product it.
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I think the thick 120 size unit will become more normal, and come down to the price of something like a mega or other decent air coolers. But you have to remember that if those coolers come down in price then it will push down the price over anything that doesn't perform as good, so the prices might stay high just because of the type of product it.
that is true, it may happen like that, but manufacturing process and overall performance can, and should, improve with the time. look at corsairs coolers, H50 was quite crappy, now H60 can give you performance of H70 for lower price. but when those coolers will hit the wall? i hope that there is still great room for improvements.
post #4 of 9
It's possible but they need to make it like a tower cooler, the 120mm rad being the tower, and with no tubes, will make more people buy it, if they are not confident.
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advantages of those coolers are rly big. its easier to transport with such cooler due to less tension given to the cpu socket, better performance, and easier to install.
I have to disagree with a couple points here. First, I shipped my rig from Hawaii to Florida via UPS when I moved and the Silver Arrow being still installed caused no damage. So I believe the weight of the cooler on the socket/mobo has no effect on durability/reliability.
Second, to have better performance than the top air coolers, Silver Arrow and D14, Corsair had to use a 240mm rad. The 240mm rad is obviously not small and does not fit in many cases w/o some modding. Now you can get the H80 with a 120mm rad, but it's performance isn't better than the Silver Arrow or D14, it's about equal with them.
As far as the install goes, I can't comment because I've never installed one. However, I can say that the Silver Arrow was easy to install and that by all accounts, the D14 is even easier.
Overall, I agree with you that cost is the main factor keeping these from being even more mainstream. The H80 goes for $100 while you can get the Silver Arrow for $30 less and get the same performance with less noise.
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post #7 of 9
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Wow, never heard of it, i imagine it's no good, never seen in anyone's signature rig.

Can see why it aint better than the H50,60,70,80 which are single rad, maybe the cpu block aint that good.
post #8 of 9
According to this article even AMD is considering shipping one with their flagship Bulldozer processor.

If that is true, I would say yes.
post #9 of 9
sounds like they are chips that will run hot. just like the old Athlon i used to have. even with aftermarket cooling that thing ran hot as. this is the old exposed die cpu's. an aftermarket cpu cooler killed that cpu when it worked it was lightning fast though.
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