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post #11 of 19
those old Tt bigwater kits sucks, notorious for failures. Better off with a H70 or something, but if thumb.gif

edit, I see you mean the A80. Should be fine, all made by asetek anyway.
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Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post

There are not much reviews online that compare TT water pro or Antec Kuhler to others, however i'm gonna introduce you to a big cooler review site.
Look at their Corsair H100 review. And see how close Noctua NH-D14 gets.
http://frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2665&page=7
Umm found a review :
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1590/7/
Antec goes head to head with Noctua. However let me assure you, I saw some TT water 2.0 pro reviews, it's nowhere good as antec.

Thanks for the links Catscratch !
As far as i understood only the 920 goes head to head with/beats the D14, but the 620 is kinda behind. (and in the links there is no comparison between the d14 to the 620, only the c14 which is a hamburger cooler)

Saw this and it brought me some painful memories from my old 80mm fan, but my case was worse... (a lot of blood frown.gif ) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CorsairH100_blood1.jpg

The only think TT impressed me was the water 2.0 extreme, which out-performed the H100 on slow~medium due to the 38 thickness and being an Asetek product by OEM.


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Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post

those old Tt bigwater kits sucks, notorious for failures. Better off with a H70 or something, but if thumb.gif
edit, I see you mean the A80. Should be fine, all made by asetek anyway.

i dont think the a80 is made by Asetek
Edited by RKTGX95 - 7/6/12 at 10:56am
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The general rule applies, if it's noname, it's bad biggrin.gif I have not heard asetek before but still, if there's a brand, it should be better than nonames.
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The general rule applies, if it's noname, it's bad biggrin.gif I have not heard asetek before but still, if there's a brand, it should be better than nonames.

Asetek is the OEM for: Antec Kuhler 620, 920, TT Water 2.0 line, Zalman cooler (dont remember which) , Intel Liquid Cooling (the SB-E cooler), AMD (dont remeber exactly in where) FX-8150 Liquid cooler that come in some kind of a special edition and maybe more.

So How well does the 620 performs in relation to the d14? (5C difference? 10C? id like som feedback )
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post #16 of 19
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this data is a bit confusing when considering that some/most reviews state that the 920 is on par with the D14 (which is almost identical to the H80, which is a bit worse than the H100)
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it really confuses me: (various reviews)
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i am really lost now...
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CLC's are not as efficient as air coolers @ the same price period. Specifically $ wise or acoustics, the fans always spin faster and consequently louder on CLCs than silverarrow, d14, etc...

OH NO THREAD NECRO SORRY. I was googling this because it's on sale for $30 @ newegg today doh.gif sorry.
post #18 of 19
Hey, that's quite a steal. When you talk about it like it's $80 it's terrible, but at $29 that's an awesome price for high end cooling.

really, free shipping... i think this is one of the best deals I've seen in a while. Slightly better value than the best cooler in general in the world, the Zalman LQ320, at $39 a few weeks ago, although that was pretty crazy too.
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is the thermaltake big water a80 good? for a 960 i7 3.2ghz for over clock speed 4.0
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