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Why does a TRUE perform better than, say the Vendetta 2, which has Direct Touch?
Somewhat more surface area, more total heat pipe area/volume, and a few little tweaks, like the angle of the fins (air coming ut of most fans is not going straight, so angling the fins on the heatsink can optimize the air flow).

I would suspect that at medium-high heat laods, the Vendetta 2 9and the Xigmatek 1283, which is identical except for slightly less fin area), are more efficent than the TRUE, because of the direct-touch heatpipes. However, the TRUE has a decent bit better total heat capacity, that at higher heat loads will more than compensate for the slightly increased resistance of the standard base.
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What about the extinguisher?

I would expect that to perform extremely well. I read a Tom's Hardware review in which that placed 2nd to a watercooler, sadly though, the TRUE and TT were indeed not included in the contest..
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What about the extinguisher?

I would expect that to perform extremely well. I read a Tom's Hardware review in which that placed 2nd to a watercooler, sadly though, the TRUE and TT were indeed not included in the contest..
Its alot better than the Tuniq, and by many peoples standards its a little better than the TRUE. But it is more expensive and that dangly thing is often difficult to fit in most cases, so measure first - it can be removed but then you may as well get the TRUE.
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I mean in basic terms you want copper base, copper heatpipes, larger is better, tons of air flow, super thin copper fins(think zalman 9700) or aluminum fins(thickness seems to matter less on aluminum), an almost lapped finish(or lapped) and a good way to clamp it down firmly.
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