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Because that is not NEARLY the same thing. That's a Thermalright V2, and it takes up more space than the T-Rad2. I can see where you might get confused, though. But it is definitely different.
More space? Somehow I doubt that, the cooler is rather slim, and it's definitely not as wide as the T-Rad. It does an admirable job on my X1900XT, my temperatures aren't all that much better than with my old ICEQ 3 cooler, but it's a lot quieter. I suspect a higher-powered fan would also work better given the heatpipe placement and tight fin spacing - increasing my Panaflo H1 fan from 2500-3000RPM drops temperatures around 4-5c under load, so there seems to be more room for improvement in terms of airflow. Unlike on my CPU, where cranking up my Panaflo H1 (120mm) from 2000 to 2500RPM offers 1-2c temperature drops at best.

Still, I'm definitely excited to see the T-Rad in action. Part of the reason I haven't upgraded cards yet is so I can get this cooler installed right away. Still torn between the GTX 260 and the HD4870...
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More space? Somehow I doubt that, the cooler is rather slim, and it's definitely not as wide as the T-Rad. It does an admirable job on my X1900XT, my temperatures aren't all that much better than with my old ICEQ 3 cooler, but it's a lot quieter. I suspect a higher-powered fan would also work better given the heatpipe placement and tight fin spacing - increasing my Panaflo H1 fan from 2500-3000RPM drops temperatures around 4-5c under load, so there seems to be more room for improvement in terms of airflow. Unlike on my CPU, where cranking up my Panaflo H1 (120mm) from 2000 to 2500RPM offers 1-2c temperature drops at best.

Still, I'm definitely excited to see the T-Rad in action. Part of the reason I haven't upgraded cards yet is so I can get this cooler installed right away. Still torn between the GTX 260 and the HD4870...
For a reference pic, if you go to this website you can see that the T-rad2 fits PERFECTLY and SEAMLESSLY onto a 9800GTX(which makes me hapy in the pants).

Personally, I can't wait for this product to come out. This is what I'm gonna get when it does:

(2) EVGA 9800 GTX+
(2) Thermalright T-Rad2
(4) Hiper 80mm Blue LED fans
(1) Aerocool Xtreme Turbine 120mm Blue LED(to replace my crappy side panel exhaust fan)

Then I'm gonna attempt to OC those 9800 GTX+'s around 820 core clock.
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I don't think you want 80mm fans, you should be looking at dual 92mm or a single 120mm fan for the T-Rad.
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I don't think you want 80mm fans, you should be looking at dual 92mm or a single 120mm fan for the T-Rad.
lol i thought it was dual 80mm or one 92mm lol
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lol i thought it was dual 80mm or one 92mm lol
I wouldn't be quite as excited about this cooler if that were the case. 80mm fans are pretty loud, but at 92mm things finally start getting quiet.
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OH MY GOD, THAT THING IS HUGE!
Why thank you
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Read this post first, if you haven't already. It was about my original email to Thermalright support.

I sent this email on Sunday directly to the same guy at Thermalright that emailed me back with a response to my last question about the release date:

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Hank,

Well it's the end of August, almost the beginning of September. I figured some manufacturing delays are pushing the release back more. Any word on when it is expected to be released?

Myself and many others are really itching to install one of these. Is the delay due to the release of all the new video cards that have come out (I.e. GTX 280, GTX 260, etc.) and the struggle to make it compatible with those cards as well? If it is, then why not just release different revisions of the card, similar to what was done with the HR-03 models? Unless Thermalright is trying to move away from that process in order to cut down on manufacturing costs, then I would completely understand.

Anyway, I'm just trying to get an update as to when I can expect to purchase a T-Rad2. I'm willing to purchase one directly from Thermalright, if possible, if the hold up is due to large-level release. I'll buy a prototype, if you guys are looking to get rid of one.

Thanks,
Jason
And this was his response to me on Monday, Sept. 1. I would have posted it sooner, but all the damn site outages were preventing me from doing so. So here's his response:

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Hi Jason,

The T-Rad² has completed its production process and is in mid transit. You should see it in some of the on-line stores within a month or so.

Best Regards,
Hank Peng
Customer Relations/ Product Marketing/ Public Relations
So keep your eyes peeled for it in the deals section. I know I will be. Heck, with any luck, I can be the first to post it, lol.

In the meantime, I think I might start emailing all the sites that sell Thermalright asking if they've received or ordered theirs yet, and when they expect to have it in stock. Maybe I can finagle the first T-Rad2 out of one of them, lol.
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I love the low-profile design. The bulkiness of an HR-03 was a complete turnoff for me. I'll be keeping my eye on this. +rep
    
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thats a lot of pipes
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