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New Titans = time for tear down. Been out of the loop for the last 9 months give or take, anything new worth looking into while I got my rig apart.

Top Fans still Vardar and Gentle Typhoons?

Best CPU blocks still Supremacy Evo and Heatkiller 4.0?

Soft tubing still Advanced LRT and Mayhems?

Mick still ruling the roost on coolant?

Fujipoly and Gelid extreme still the best TIM?

Aquaero still the best controller?

etc. etc. etc.

I doubt a whole lot has changed, it hasn't been that long, but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask since I haven't been paying any attention lately.
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Can't go wrong with EK or most of those brands you mentioned, but the "best" is subjective and can vary depending on what your needs are.
post #3 of 8
well if we're out of main PC components theres those "infrared switch" thats becoming a thing.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/tesoro-ir-infrared-mechanical-switches,31904.html

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New Titans = time for tear down. Been out of the loop for the last 9 months give or take, anything new worth looking into while I got my rig apart.

Dont forget to share pics of those new bad boys!
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Top Fans still Vardar and Gentle Typhoons?

Vardar's have way too much inconsistency, too many people complain about their droning hum or ticking and lots of RMA's, so GT's pretty much still on top I would guess, but lest not forget Noctua, e-Loop, and Corsair has a new ML fan that's holding it's own pretty well.
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Best CPU blocks still Supremacy Evo and Heatkiller 4.0?

Add to this list Raystorm Pro and Koolance 390. Also chinese made Bykski blocks getting a lot of traction although the fan boys hate them chinese.
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Soft tubing still Advanced LRT and Mayhems?

ZMT is always best in my book, but for clear tubing, yes.
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Mick still ruling the roost on coolant?

I never really thought he did. EK EVO is my go to coolant, never had an issue with it. Mayhem's has treated people pretty crappy in the past, I use their dye because no other option, but that's it imo.
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Fujipoly and Gelid extreme still the best TIM?

I think the actual type of TIM is overrated imo, I use what I got on hand, so I'm probably not the best to comment on this, lol.
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Aquaero still the best controller?

Probably, but it's an over priced solution unless you got a gazillion fans. If only a few fans imo Speedfan and mobo headers are better for the cost.
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etc. etc. etc.

I doubt a whole lot has changed, it hasn't been that long, but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask since I haven't been paying any attention lately.

Gotta love real life getting in the way of our hobbies, how dare it, haha!
 
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@DNMock - Check out modular Monsoon reservoir system, if you haven't already. It's relatively new and is pretty neat.

There's a 300-pages long thread on it, that's how good it is:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1567067/new-products-from-monsoon-cooling
Edited by cmpxchg8b - 8/4/16 at 3:08pm
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Vardar's have way too much inconsistency, too many people complain about their droning hum or ticking and lots of RMA's, so GT's pretty much still on top I would guess, but lest not forget Noctua, e-Loop, and Corsair has a new ML fan that's holding it's own pretty well.

Add to this list Raystorm Pro and Koolance 390. Also chinese made Bykski blocks getting a lot of traction although the fan boys hate them chinese.

Nice, I'll look into those thumb.gif
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I never really thought he did. EK EVO is my go to coolant, never had an issue with it. Mayhem's has treated people pretty crappy in the past, I use their dye because no other option, but that's it imo.

I may be wrong but I think EK coolant is just Mayhem's rebranded kind of like the EK thermal paste is Gelid-Extreme rebranded, but I could be wrong on that, and yeah they have done some pretty shady things in the past now that you mention it. Had completely forgotten about the whole radiator fiasco they pulled.
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Gotta love real life getting in the way of our hobbies, how dare it, haha!

Right? Just so happened I took a few minutes to head over here to OCN and saw the new Titan being announced and like the good little sheep I am, I threw money at the monitor.
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well if we're out of main PC components theres those "infrared switch" thats becoming a thing.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/tesoro-ir-infrared-mechanical-switches,31904.html


I saw those the other day at fry's I think, didn't really like the way they felt.
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@DNMock - Check out modular Monsoon reservoir system, if you haven't already. It's relatively new and is pretty neat.

There's a 300-pages long thread on it, that's how good it is:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1567067/new-products-from-monsoon-cooling

LOL, yeah, I'm familiar with those, in fact it was just after I got done putting together what may still be the largest single reservoir out of them that life decided to be a pain.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I miss that stellar example of frivolous excess spending frown.gif
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I saw those the other day at fry's I think, didn't really like the way they felt.

tbh they could make it feel just about anything, e.g. tactile, clicky, linear, nonlinear, etc. the current design is just a simple linear switch.
its the same way cherry MX switches are designed, they'd just be using IR sensors instead of contact switches.

http://www.keyboardco.com/blog/index.php/2012/12/an-introduction-to-cherry-mx-mechanical-switches/
Edited by epic1337 - 8/4/16 at 8:42pm
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^^ Yeah. That res. Now I have seen everything.
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