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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
Yeah...I'm not up to paying $60 for a TT120. That's how much my CPU retails for nowadays...

URGENT question: Is it ok to use the thermal stuff that comes with it? I can't really afford to buy AS5 or whatever.
AS5 is like $6. It works for about 40 or so applications.

http://www.svc.com/as5-3g.html
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post #22 of 40
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its fine to use but AS5 is cheap
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I am just soooooo confused at why this thing is so damn cheap.

anyway, rep for the smashing deal
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post #24 of 40
Yeah...I just don't like paying shipping for something so small.

I have a friend I can borrow the AS5 from.
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post #25 of 40
the paste that comes with the gemin feels and looks just like AS5 except its a little dry
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the paste that comes with the gemin feels and looks just like AS5 except its a little dry
thats cause cooler master makes decent paste.....
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post #27 of 40
It's cheap because it doesn't stand up well under a huge thermal load.
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post #28 of 40
Well then I guess I need to move the blast furnace out of my den, then.
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post #29 of 40
how will this perform compared to my BT assuming i reorganize airflow specifically for this design as if have it optimized now for the BT? with 2 120mm that is
    
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post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by dannyyboii View Post
How the the mobo not snap
you ask that with your tuniq? LOL

doesnt matter how much bigger the geminII is (its not much heavier). Torque is determined by the distance from the center of gravity of the HSF to the motherboard X weight X 9.8

so your tuniq, with similar weight is significantly taller, so the distance from center of gravity (near the middle of the fin structure) to mobo is significantly more than with the GeminII...therefore if the geminII would snap your mobo, your tuniq would have broken it in two already...
    
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