Originally Posted by bboiprfsr
True Spirit 140
I think the advantage of the True Spirit 140 over the H5 is due to both the fan and the # of heat pipes. The H5 only has 8, while the True Spirit 140 has 12. What if the H5 had 12 heat pipes -> maybe you can call it the H120 (get it? H20 but 12 = H120? nvm not funny). All of this is just speculation based on the theory that the more thermal conductors, the more effective heat dissipation.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_pipe
Well doyll, i guess i didn't know much about air cooling as i thought i did. The cryorig H5 was my first aftermarket cooler xD. I'm not ashamed i got it - i'm actually happy i chose it over the 212 evo, which was my first consideration, but then i compared/contrasted price-to-performance on some reviews, which excluded the True Spirit 140; which is quite a shame. oh well. there will always be better products coming down the pipeline, right? haha
You're counting that wrong. The R1 has 7 heatpipes, the H5 has 4 while the True has 6, but there are many factors like fin shape, fin quantity, fin thickness, Heatpipe size, heatpipe construction, heatpipe/base contact, base finish quality, fan quality and specifications, fin angles, single/dual towers, offsets, overall case airflow and much more. All these factors add up to a simple heatsink. It's not so simple now is it?
You could have a simple Hyper 212 design work better than a R1 design is the base isn't correctly done and the pipes are not well soldered to the base. It's all about overall quality of all these little things that add up to the total performance of a Heatsink. Thermalright seem to be doing a great job because in theory, the dual tower, 7 heatpipe cooler should cool superiorly to the 6 heatpipe single tower.