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651
maybe not the biggest, but at 1900g of solid copper, probably the heaviest, and that's heatsink only. that phantek comes in at 1250 with both fans! biggrin.gif
now to see if my chv can hang with it headscratch.gif

Gorgeous. How much does that thing cost?
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post #32 of 48
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I see a large hole in a motherboard with a piece of PCB and a CPU attached to that heatsink in the bottom of a case in the future lol.
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post #33 of 48
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651
maybe not the biggest, but at 1900g of solid copper, probably the heaviest, and that's heatsink only. that phantek comes in at 1250 with both fans! biggrin.gif
now to see if my chv can hang with it headscratch.gif

Gorgeous. How much does that thing cost?

it was only 60 w/2 sleeved 120mms...from an OCN member! thumb.gif i think when they came out, it was over 100. it was limited edition too, so...ya, it's speshul
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I see a large hole in a motherboard with a piece of PCB and a CPU attached to that heatsink in the bottom of a case in the future lol.

HEY, shaddup you!
but yeah, probably going to have to rig some support from the top of the case...on hold with Asus right now to see if their boards have a weight 'breaking point". lol
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post #34 of 48
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I wonder if that has even happened to anybody..

I don't think it will happen though. I took a dead motherboard out of a Dell, and put 5lbs on it and it just barely bent. It returned to its normal position fine. It didn't even warp a tiny bit.
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post #35 of 48
even silverstone tested the propably biggest fanless heatink available at the CES last year
a MB is stronger than you might think

http://www.nofancomputer.com/eng/products/CR-100A.php

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post #36 of 48
the nofan cooler is pretty light weight though
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post #37 of 48
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I am still running Thermalright 120 TRUE rev C .
How much better do those monstrous great coolers perform than the humble old TRUE ?
Do they not make it harder to do work on your PC ?

Yeah it's a tad inconvenient, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be. My case is a large for a mid-tower, but not as big as a full tower case so there is pretty much no room to work with the Noctua NH-D14 installed. But after removing my NH-D14 a few times I'm actually able to do it rather quickly now. I simply (1) take the fans off the D14 heatsink without disconnecting them (2) pop out my GTX 560ti which is held in with one thumb screw and then (3) unscrew and remove the D14 - all that in about 2 minutes at most. So 2 minutes to have full access to everything in the case isn't bad at all.

The only drawback is having to reapply the TIM every time I need access to my RAM. But it's helped me sharpen my TIM application skills, and it's a small price to pay for the performance benefits imho.
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post #38 of 48
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the nofan cooler is pretty light weight though

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post #39 of 48
yeah pretty light weight, thats like a 212+ with a second fan...
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400

=OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
GODZILLA!



Soooo Many fat heatsinks...
   
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