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post #11 of 29
They should have reviewed this HS against its actually competitors.


Room temperature at 26°C
Mainboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP (Intel P965 chipset, LGA775, BIOS 1101)
Chipset cooler: Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II (~2500rpm)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2400MHz, 1.2875V, 266x4MHz FSB, 2x4096KB L2 cache, Kentsfield B3)
Thermal interface: Fanner 420 (Stars)
Graphics card: Sysconn GeForce 8600 GTS (256MB, 128-bit, 675/2016MHz)
Graphics card cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 in passive mode
Memory: 2 x 1024MB Corsair Dominator TWIN2X2048-9136C5D DDR2 SDRAM (SPD: 1142MHz, 5-5-5-18, 2.1V)
Disk subsystem: Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 (SATA-II, 320GB storage capacity, 7200rpm, 16MB cache, NCQ)
Optical drive: NEC ND-4571A DVD-burner
System case: ASUS ASCOT 6AR2-B Black&Silver with two 120mm Sharkoon Luminous Blue LED (980rpm) system fans and a Cooler Master fan(120mm, 800rpm) a on a side panel
Power supply: Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL 1000W with a 135mm intake fan at 850rpm and 80mm outtake fan at 1650rpm.



Room temperature at 22-22.5°C
Mainboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP (Intel P965 chipset, LGA775, BIOS 1101)
Chipset cooler: Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II (~2500rpm)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2400MHz, 1.2875V, 266x4MHz FSB, 2x4096KB L2 cache, Kentsfield B3)
Thermal interface: Arctic Silver 5
Graphics card: Sysconn GeForce 8600 GTS (256MB, 128-bit, 675/2016MHz)
Graphics card cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 in passive mode
Memory: 2 x 1024MB Corsair Dominator TWIN2X2048-9136C5D DDR2 SDRAM (SPD: 1142MHz, 5-5-5-18, 2.1V)
Disk subsystem: Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 (SATA-II, 320GB storage capacity, 7200rpm, 16MB cache, NCQ)
Optical drive: NEC ND-4571A DVD-burner
System case: ASUS ASCOT 6AR2-B Black&Silver with two system fans from Cooler Master (120mm, 1180rpm, 21dBA) and a 120mm Sharkoon Luminous Blue LED (1000rpm) on a side panel
Power supply: MGE Magnum 500 (500W) with a 80mm GlacialTech SilentBlade fan (~1700rpm, 19dBA)



Use the Scythe Infinity (~1200 x1) as a reference you can see their very close even with the room temps being 22°C-22.5°C vs 26°C. Look at the Fanner 420 (Stars) vs Arctic Silver 5 numbers on the Scythe Infinity (~1200 x1). Now look at the Big boy coolers vs the XIGMATEK HDT-S963 cooler even thou their cooling a Q6600 @ 3.3 1.5v they still beat the XIGMATEK HDT-S963 cooler on a Q6600 @ 3.2 1.45v. Not to mention the XIGMATEK HDT-S963 idle temps are really high even taking the room temp into consideration.


Sources: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...ltra120ex.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...-hdt-s963.html
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post #12 of 29
good idea not so good execution, doesnt look quiet as good as the infinity and the thermalrights are better. I dont doubt someday this will be it.
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post #13 of 29
looks like some pretty good results, but how come the Tuniq or Thermalright arent used in the heads up comparison?..kinda bunk
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
good idea not so good execution, doesnt look quiet as good as the infinity and the thermalrights are better. I dont doubt someday this will be it.
I agree. It is an excellent idea that was poorly executed.

Frankly I'm disappointed.
post #15 of 29
Drats, buy the name of the post/section it was in, I was hoping it was something that was a truly revolutionary, incredible, must have product
    
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post #16 of 29
Looks pretty good to me....
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post #17 of 29
too much of a gap between the sides of the heatpipes and the retainer block that aren't going to transfer heat very well. If they ever get that fixed and use copper, probably get much better temps.
Wonder how it would work if you took something like a TR Ultra 120 and lapped it to the point that the heat pipes just started to come thru
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post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by killerfromsky View Post
there are still small openings between the heatpipes and the aluminium on the surface.
you can try lapping it so you have 1 large surface?
but wouldn't that harm the heatpipes since there is some kind of liquid inside them?
maybe you should read the review first

it beat a Scythe Infinity in a closed ATX case
    
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post #19 of 29
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They should have reviewed this HS against its actually competitors.


Room temperature at 26°C
Mainboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP (Intel P965 chipset, LGA775, BIOS 1101)
Chipset cooler: Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II (~2500rpm)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2400MHz, 1.2875V, 266x4MHz FSB, 2x4096KB L2 cache, Kentsfield B3)
Thermal interface: Fanner 420 (Stars)
Graphics card: Sysconn GeForce 8600 GTS (256MB, 128-bit, 675/2016MHz)
Graphics card cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 in passive mode
Memory: 2 x 1024MB Corsair Dominator TWIN2X2048-9136C5D DDR2 SDRAM (SPD: 1142MHz, 5-5-5-18, 2.1V)
Disk subsystem: Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 (SATA-II, 320GB storage capacity, 7200rpm, 16MB cache, NCQ)
Optical drive: NEC ND-4571A DVD-burner
System case: ASUS ASCOT 6AR2-B Black&Silver with two 120mm Sharkoon Luminous Blue LED (980rpm) system fans and a Cooler Master fan(120mm, 800rpm) a on a side panel
Power supply: Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL 1000W with a 135mm intake fan at 850rpm and 80mm outtake fan at 1650rpm.


Room temperature at 22-22.5°C
Mainboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP (Intel P965 chipset, LGA775, BIOS 1101)
Chipset cooler: Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II (~2500rpm)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2400MHz, 1.2875V, 266x4MHz FSB, 2x4096KB L2 cache, Kentsfield B3)
Thermal interface: Arctic Silver 5
Graphics card: Sysconn GeForce 8600 GTS (256MB, 128-bit, 675/2016MHz)
Graphics card cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 in passive mode
Memory: 2 x 1024MB Corsair Dominator TWIN2X2048-9136C5D DDR2 SDRAM (SPD: 1142MHz, 5-5-5-18, 2.1V)
Disk subsystem: Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 (SATA-II, 320GB storage capacity, 7200rpm, 16MB cache, NCQ)
Optical drive: NEC ND-4571A DVD-burner
System case: ASUS ASCOT 6AR2-B Black&Silver with two system fans from Cooler Master (120mm, 1180rpm, 21dBA) and a 120mm Sharkoon Luminous Blue LED (1000rpm) on a side panel
Power supply: MGE Magnum 500 (500W) with a 80mm GlacialTech SilentBlade fan (~1700rpm, 19dBA)



Use the Scythe Infinity (~1200 x1) as a reference you can see their very close even with the room temps being 22°C-22.5°C vs 26°C. Look at the Fanner 420 (Stars) vs Arctic Silver 5 numbers on the Scythe Infinity (~1200 x1). Now look at the Big boy coolers vs the XIGMATEK HDT-S963 cooler even thou their cooling a Q6600 @ 3.3 1.5v they still beat the XIGMATEK HDT-S963 cooler on a Q6600 @ 3.2 1.45v. Not to mention the XIGMATEK HDT-S963 idle temps are really high even taking the room temp into consideration.


Sources: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...ltra120ex.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...-hdt-s963.html

see bolded
that invalidates every single point/argument you made

you have to use same temps

because you would shave off 4C since ambients were 4C lower BUT it was at 1.5V not 1.45V so that makes up for it.

therefore this new HSF = TR-Extreme 120 because they have the SAME temperature at FULL load in an ATX case with one fan
    
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post #20 of 29
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Anyone that gets this cooler will have to do a mini review for us.
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