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No problem! thumb.gif
This video shows all the "new" coolers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ULlAPODBo4
If you start the video at 1:48 he calls it the "new version of our popular D14 cooler".

wow some of those look like alien creatures
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Noctua is releasing hsfs with their new 120mm fan I see. Also I like the look for their new horizontal dual fan cooler. Was only a matter of time til someone did that. I like how they will supply their new mounting kits to previous buyers of their older coolers, free of charge.
    
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I am using a thermaltake FRIO & I love it. the Fans have Fan Controls on them so you can set the speeds anywhere you want. Like I said I love it

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I'm tossing out my vote for the pint sized power house of the Coolermaster GeminII S524. If you're crushed for space it clears most large RAM heatsinks as well as being flexible enough to be mounted in 3 different configurations. As an added bonus it cools your MOSFETS and/or RAM through a down-firing fan. The stock fan is rather decent but the heatsink itself provides mounting support for a 140mm if you so choose.

My ambient temps. in my room are between 57-63*F and my chip idles at 77*F with peaks around 111*F.


Again it probably won't give you the huge performance as something like the NH-D14 or some of the other monolithic coolers but for its size and its PRICE I don't think you can beat it.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post

No problem! thumb.gif
This video shows all the "new" coolers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ULlAPODBo4
If you start the video at 1:48 he calls it the "new version of our popular D14 cooler".

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Those new coolers with beefed up fans should beat anything we have in air cooling today.
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post #36 of 40
How a HSF actually performs in your case with your hardware however can be similar or quite different to HSFs tested in a simple test bed PC case. Thus don't take any of the online test data that you see from a PC case test bed as absolute because it may be far different for your hardware set-up.
post #37 of 40
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I'm tossing out my vote for the pint sized power house of the Coolermaster GeminII S524. If you're crushed for space it clears most large RAM heatsinks as well as being flexible enough to be mounted in 3 different configurations. As an added bonus it cools your MOSFETS and/or RAM through a down-firing fan. The stock fan is rather decent but the heatsink itself provides mounting support for a 140mm if you so choose.

My ambient temps. in my room are between 57-63*F and my chip idles at 77*F with peaks around 111*F.


Again it probably won't give you the huge performance as something like the NH-D14 or some of the other monolithic coolers but for its size and its PRICE I don't think you can beat it.


We report our computer-related temps in degrees centigrade. We're not used to seeing Fahrenheit.

 

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post #38 of 40
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I'm tossing out my vote for the pint sized power house of the Coolermaster GeminII S524. If you're crushed for space it clears most large RAM heatsinks as well as being flexible enough to be mounted in 3 different configurations. As an added bonus it cools your MOSFETS and/or RAM through a down-firing fan. The stock fan is rather decent but the heatsink itself provides mounting support for a 140mm if you so choose.
My ambient temps. in my room are between 57-63*F and my chip idles at 77*F with peaks around 111*F.
Again it probably won't give you the huge performance as something like the NH-D14 or some of the other monolithic coolers but for its size and its PRICE I don't think you can beat it.

When you say " peaks around 111*F." do you mean while running something like Prime95? 111f is only 43c. I've tested both the Silver Arrow and Phanteks PH-TC14PE at similar ambient temps to you and they peak at a similar temp. I highly doubt the Coolermaster GeminII S524 is as good as either of those.
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they're still pretty much the best.
But as xd_1771 kindly pointed out, if you add a 2nd fan to a scythe mine 2 it competes with the 2 dual tower coolers you mentioned... http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/scythe-mine2-p6.html

I should mention that the reason I'm a particularly big fan of the Scythe Mine 2 is because it can provide the same performance while (despite extra fan costs) costing less thumb.gif

I recommend it over the NH-D14 even though I am an NH-D14 owner.  My friend runs the Mine 2 in a single fan config (so far his Athlon II x4 hasn't even been able to use the capacity, but it's great that he has headroom) which he got on Craigslist for an excellent $35.

post #40 of 40
"Best" depends on several different areas. To me the best cooler is a good balance of performance for price. Like the Hyper 212+/Evo. Great Price great performer.
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