So heres my conclusion on these two coolers on my personal findings and OCN's feedback
1) Looks Sexy and Lightweight
2) LED Fan
3) Cooling performance is reported to be decent or on par with highend coolers (but debatable by other sources)
4) RAM Clearance on both LGA 1155 and 2011 Mobos
1) Proprietary fan mount/design, no option to replace/add third party fans
2) Fan not replaceable if fails after warranty period of ownership
3) Awkward backplate/mounting solution and seems to well mentioned everywhere I go.
4) Vibration seems to be mentioned in some places by reviewers at newegg and reports of cracked motherboards
5) 3 Heatpipes
6) More Expensive than the heligon by a slight margin
Silverstone Heligon HE01
1) Comes with huge High static pressure fan with high CFM
2) Clips for Moar fans options
3) Performs close or = to high end coolers such Phanteks and Noctua NH-D14 according to some sources
4) Doesn't Block RAM slots on LGA 1155 boards
5) 6 Heatpipes
6) Fan RPM Switch
7) Well designed backplate and simple installation
8) cheaper than the CNPS9900MAX by a slight margin
1) Xbox huge (well just like any other high end air cooler)
2) Ram clearance issues on LGA 2011 motherboards (rear dimm slots)
3) Heavy looking being nearly 1 kilogram in weight.
4) Ugly and having no sex appeal
It seems a better choice to grab the Heligon over the CNPS9900MAX...though my Asrock Z77 motherboard PCB is flimsy like many reviews has stated and is afraid of the weight of this monster. I won't back down because of this. Thanks mates for your feedback.
Gonna grab the Heligon by Monday....Or I could aways go full retard and get both to bench and install either on both of my PCs :3 Just kidding
Originally Posted by abe530
I installed it with the mobo in the case. It was no problem with the included long allen wrench.
And as for vibrations, I have noticed anything. It got a good four solid hours of abuse last night now that I finally got Crysis 3 running. Max temp I saw was 67C.
My Hyper 212 Evo doesn't go beyond 60 degrees Celsius @4.0Ghz in games like Planetside 2 in a middle of a CPU bottleneck in large battles, which is known to be as one of those CPU heavy game of this generation with the exception of Prime95 which can go as high to 68C in a one hour burn in blend test.