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post #11 of 29
Zalman knows how to make good looking products but that's about it, they are like the Alienware of CPU coolers.
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The mounting system looks very complicated and difficult to install (especially in a case) compared to Noctua's SecuFirm 2 system (used by the NH-D14).

I can see installation being a huge pain, because the bolts will be very hard to access within the confines of a case. That would mean removing the motherboard every time you wanted to remount the heatsink.

Even with Guru3D's open stand setup, it looks like a huge pain to reach those bolts since you have to angle the hex wrench. Would have been much better if they made the fans removable.

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post #13 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buttermilk;15598952 
It won't work with a lot of RAM. "normal" RAM just barely clears it. RAM with any heatspreaders at all barely clears it. You have to remember that the spinning fan is what makes contact with the RAM in this scenario not the Heatsink materials.

which is why it sucks i'll just buy a alpenfoehn
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post #14 of 29
I think it looks great!
 
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post #15 of 29
If a cooler can't even clear mushkin ram then I just don't know what to say : /
Also if a fan happens to die you're pretty much borked, you can't simply replace those fans on your own.
Edited by Tippy - 11/7/11 at 2:05am
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post #17 of 29
Quote:

For those of you that want the airflow to be vertical in your case while spending a lot of money on a cooler that won't outperform a silver arrow or the D14 installed any direction that you'd like then yeah its a perfect fit!

*afterthought* reminds me of when heatsinks say that they're am3 compatible but only mount on them vertically.
Edited by Buttermilk - 11/7/11 at 2:26am
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post #18 of 29
Quote:

just goes to show that RAM isnt hot swappable if you pop it in like that
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post #19 of 29
Lol @ having that cooler vertical, attempting to take in air while facing the back of a already-warm GPU. Also GL taking out that poor stick of RAM without unmouting the cooler.
post #20 of 29
Looks greate tho..
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