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Modern day heatspreaders are mostly for looks...

But they look really pretty!
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post #72 of 73
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But they look really pretty!

Yes they do. Didnt say it was a bad thing thumb.gif
    
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That's good that they overclock well but I wouldn't trust them, there's no heat spreader. If I have to buy heat spreaders then they aren't as good of a value anymore, are they?

It's very cheap if you choose to get heat spreaders, but the people who have been testing it have said it only gets warm to the touch during Prime95 or LinX runs. That's at probably 33-40C, which doesn't really warrant the use of heat spreaders at all since you're not going to be running Prime95 or LinX most of the time.

I can vouch that 3-4 hours of BF3 had my whole system using about 5+GB and it was barely warm to the touch after all that time. Not to mention my case doesn't really have good airflow due to focusing most of it for my rad below.
    
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