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Thermalright Macho or NZXT HAVIK 120

post #1 of 18
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Basically there is no machos available at scan.co.uk so Im wonder if I should wait until they comes up or buy NZXT HAVIK 120. Any suggestions ? What would you do guys ? smile.gif

Thermalright - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalright-hr-02-macho-cpu-cooler-with-140mm-silent-fan-for-775-1155-1156-1366-amd-am2-am3#
NZXT - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-havik-120-cpu-cooler-with-dual-fz-120-120mm-silent-fans-s775-1155-1156-1366-2011-and-all-amd-cp
post #2 of 18
Why are you limiting yourself to these two coolers?

There are lots of better coolers for £45 and add another £7 for the best.

That is of course assuming they will fit in your case.
Edited by doyll - 2/13/13 at 6:10pm
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Cause I heared that they're good. The case I got is Corsair 500r.

So what kind of coolers whould you suggest then ?
post #4 of 18
The Macho is better than the Havik 120, though I'd grab the Thermalright True Spirit 140 since it's cheaper and some reviews put it marginally ahead of the Macho. The rad is also less likely to cause issues with some RAM or mobo heatsinks. The Phanteks TC12DX is another good option, though I'd probably go with the True Spirit 140.
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post #5 of 18
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As far I c true spirit 140 have worst rating and reviews than other coolers mentions above
post #6 of 18
I don't know where you're getting that it's worse since the consensus among review sites is that it's a fantastic heatsink. Cowcotland, Dexgo, and RWLabs all show it outperforming the Macho. Overclockers has it beating the Havik 140. There are some other sites that show them closely matched or the Macho winning. In either case, it's still beating the Havik 120 pretty easily and provides the same performance as the Macho +/- 1-2C depending on the review you look at. I just like it because it's cheaper and you're less likely to have issues with it.
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post #7 of 18
What Nubbinator said. The world would be your oyster in the £44-60 range if your 500R had move cooler clearance.

500R has 160mm cooler clearance.. Some say 165mm

Twin Towers:
*Noctua NH-D14 £58.74
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-d14-dual-radiator-x6-heat-pipe-quiet-cpu-cooler-with-2-x-fans
Zalman CNPS9900-MAX £39.98
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-054-ZA&groupid=701&catid=2330&subcat=2355

Single Tower:
*Phanteks PH-TC12DX £37.34
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/phanteks-u-type-dual-tower-premier-white-cpu-cooler-with-2-x-120mm-premier-white-fans-intel-and-amd
Prolimatech Armageddon £37.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-008-PL&groupid=701&catid=2330&subcat=2349
Alpenfohn Matterhorn £43.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-027-AL&groupid=701&catid=2330&subcat=2337
*HR-02 Macho rev.A £38.03
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalright-hr-02-macho-cpu-cooler-with-140mm-silent-fan-for-775-1155-1156-1366-amd-am2-am3

There are many more like True Spirit 120, Zaward Vapor 120 in the £20-25 range

Too Tall:
*Silver Arro w SB-E Extreme (more powerful fans) £51.78
*Phanteks PH-TC14PE (red & black) £57.58
*Silver Arrow SB-E £50.74
*True Spirit 140 £30.34
*Archon SB-E (6pipe) £47.98
*Archon SB-E X2 (8pipe) £56.81
post #8 of 18
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I've already change my order including Thermalright True Spirit 140 frown.gif And now i see that true spirit wont fit my case :/ that clearance includes the extra space created by the side panel flaring or not ?
post #9 of 18
You can probably still change it. .. if you hurry and call them.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
too late frown.gif Its been already packed and loaded onto Van :/ That's what the customer service guy said :/ I'll try to return it next week
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