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A repost but no one can find the original, if you can please link it thanks

Keep the following quote in mind while reading the article. I found that it was very well written and a very scientific experiment. Only one variable was changing, while all other where held constant.

Also if you don’t want to read about each cooler skip to the last three pages, they have the important info on them.

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There are numerous ways to improve upon the performance that any one of these products has offered, so claiming that "if you do this or that" to one product will not exactly put it ahead of another. Take for example the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme: most enthusiasts like to modify this product by lapping the surface and adding additional mounting pressure by using a washer. But to that same (unnecessary) extent, you could file and polish the mating surface of any one of the Heat-pipe Direct Touch coolers and use bolt-on backplate mounting to exert the same benefit. Either way you look at it, you'll have to compare stock-for-stock or modified against modified; just like anything else.
I might be going with the OCZ vendetta 2 or the Xigmatek in my summer build.

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For the first three months (Q1) of 2008, one product stood out among the crowd and outperformed every other test product: the OCZ Vendetta 2 Heat-pipe Direct Touch 120mm CPU cooler.
Looking to help the OCN community keep cool.
smee44

BENCHMARK REVIEW LINK
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Good lord they look even bigger than the TRUE lol
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This is a repost. There was an extensive discussion about this article last week with plenty of comments here from its author.

EDIT: Was looking for the link but I can't find it...if it's that hard to find then disregard my above comments! Too bad because there was good dialogue from the author.

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my fault then i searched "benchmark" and only found the review for the OCZ vendetta2 cooler article. I apologize for the repost.

Edit 1:
Can you link the original thread I still can't find it.

Edit 2:
That is disappointing i was looking forward to reading his comments. O well hope anyone that missed the first thread like I did get a second chance to read.
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Originally Posted by smee44 View Post
my fault then i searched "benchmark" and only found the review for the OCZ vendetta2 cooler article. I apologize for the repost.

Can you link the original thread I still can't find it.
See my edit in the above comment..I can't either! Don't know what happened to it...there were many replies.

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Sorry to say this but this is a repost. However I appreciate it...I couldn't find it last night
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Originally Posted by shifty22123 View Post
Sorry to say this but this is a repost. However I appreciate it...I couldn't find it last night

Your post is a repost of my post.

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indeed
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