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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226014
$42.99 at Newegg plus $5.64 shipping--but they are out of stock.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226014
$42.99 at Newegg plus $5.64 shipping--but they are out of stock.
I'm impressed.

Your still up and at 'em.



(me too!)
    
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Since you got a bunch are you going to be selling? If I win an eVGA board

Newegg says it works AM2, but it's huge and ram is above CPU so...

What about this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226015
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Nice little review
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Nice little review
A right nice review, yes ... and I'll rep him if he's still up.

(~CD ... you still up?)

...

    
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Looks like a really nice CPU cooler, and great work CD, but I can't believe it doesn't work on AM2 or 939 - surely thats ruling out a relatively large part of the enthusiast market?
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A right nice review, yes ... and I'll rep him if he's still up.

(~CD ... you still up?)

...

He ain't up ...

    
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post #28 of 34
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He ain't up ...

I'd rep you if you were up--but you are n't

See when you got kids there is no sleeping late...never happens--so staying up means no sleep the next day

I don't think much of the cooler linked--it uses a 92mm fan--which will push less and be louder and have few upgrade possibilities that are not loud.

It is smaller in profile/lighter/and may work fine--I dunno--but I am not buying one to find out.

I got the coolers because I was ordering fans anyway and I was curious--I have had decent results with the Zalmans that look lke that--but these appear to be bigger.

PROS: Dead silent--I mean absolutely inaudible over ambient room sounds at 3 feet. Pure Copper fins that are relatively sturdy. Huge area and large fan--provides chipset and mobo cooling as well as CPU cooling.

CONS: Limited cooling ability. Barely outperforms a stock Intel HSF on high speed on an OCed rig--and performs worse than stock at low fan speed. Huge (140mm), Heavy (785g) and will not fit some motherboards.

OTHER THOUGHTS: This cooler is not a new product--the literature only mentions Pentium s775--AM2 had not come out--not sure why they say it will not fit s 939--as it looks like it should judging from the HW. It looks nice--the base is apparently flat. Probably ideal for replacing a stock HSF on a moderately hot rig to lessen the fan noise.


I will be testing the HSF on an E6300 in a bit--but I never get a break around here--it's something all the time.

That is why the only time I get anything done is at 2 am

Hoo boy I need to finish my shop and lock myself in there...
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post #29 of 34
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I'd rep you if you were up--but you are n't
Caught me sleeping ...



Kids, I know ... everyone has them but me. (My nephew just had B-day at put-put yesterday)

Good writeup on the cooler mang!

    
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Thanks--I have it on the board still--and wll be doing some testing while it is in a well ventilated case--that may make a difference...
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