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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ;15484808 
Frosty's review is wack. 150w? Thats it? I mean an i7 920 is already stock 130w! And most of these coolers are rated 200+w which what should be tested. Alot of cooler run out of thermal capacity they start heating up. Thats when you separate the men from the boys. A physical cpu should be used, and atleast an i7980, why? because it can oc alot and heats up alot.

Actually, I'm pretty sure.. not 100% so don't kill me, that an i7 920 / 930 is one of the better CPUs to test with instead of a 980X for example, since the lower models generate so much more heat at higher OCs, which make them better test subjects.

Either way though, FrostyTech is beyond sketchy imo, and OC3D.. well, they [actually just this Tom guy] lost all my respect when he found the H2 tool-less design to be too complicated and couldn't even get the SilverArrow properly mounted, so of course it would miserably fail against the D14.

For heatsink reviews [in no particular order], forums like OCN and XS do great user testing, and for more formal reviews you have HWC, OCC, TPU, Anand, to name a few.
    
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Hmm, skip frosty, seriously, it's dodgy.

Yeah, Tom did a good vid, love that he shows the truth and puts it out there.

Soo, this can be dropped instantly into the garbage and next cooler please!
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All they had to do was be on par or beat D-14 temps, clear ram and be around the same price as a d-14 and I would have snapped it up. Oh well I was hoping for this to be a massive success. frown.gif
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FrostyTech= Bad page for comparing CPU coolers...
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262;15482745 
Don't they use a hot plate of sorts to conduct their reviews rather than use an actual cpu? Seems dodgy to me, especially considering virtually every other major site reviews using cpus.

well i do believe they use the supplied thermal grease with the heat sinks.

if you use something else it might be better. you never know, really.
    
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post #26 of 29
I sat there watching him struggle to figure out which way the air was going to blow...

But on topic, it seems ludicrous to think that Zalman would release a product without testing it. Basically this cooler isn't going to work on any board with anything but the smallest memory.

My Thermaltake Frio allows me to use my Dominator GTs with the extended fins on both 1366 and AM3.
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I'm not too surprised that Zalman screwed up this bad after my problems with their GS1000 case. The IO shield needed to be bent to fit among other things. They almost had me again with this cooler, I think everyone can agree that it looks really nice, but I'm using the same RAM as Tom so its a no go. Zalman really needs to step it up, I wonder if they test anything before release.
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I remember looking at the GS1000 case a long while back. I like the looks of the case but misaligned I/O plate aside, what was wrong with it?
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I remember looking at the GS1000 case a long while back. I like the looks of the case but misaligned I/O plate aside, what was wrong with it?

What wasn't wrong with it would be a better question. The side panels rattled badly, I ended up cutting both my wrists while building, the top panel is not easily removable(you have to jam a screw driver into a really small area of the case, airflow was terrible, with a CPU cooler installed reaching the 8-pin was impossible, and it barely reached. Its just not a good case at all, especially for the $170 I payed at the time. frown.gif It was my first build.
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