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Its 8.1 wide, is this too close?
I'm pretty sure it will fit just fine. I think it's the same width as the Antec 900, which is the case I have mine in.
 
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You can put as many fans as you want on just about anything.

Anyway, I'm really enjoying my Xigmatek HDT-1283, the temps it gave me out of the box were quite good, and since I started using used a bolt through mounting setup, a slightly more powerful fan, and lapped it (it was fairly flat to begin with, but now it's damn near flawless), I am even more pleased.

I paid 26 dollars shipped for the Xigmatek, and with no additional cost, it performs within a few degrees of what a TRUE would with a fan of similar loudness. Cost = less than half. Even after buying a fan, a bolt-thru kit, and lapping it, the total cost is is still substantially less than the TRUE, and the temps are even closer.

The TRUE will certainly cool better with a high pressure fan, or under very high heat loads, but for pretty much anything besides overclocking a 65nm Quad-Core, they are so close the difference is largely irrelevant, performance wise.

The OCZ Vendetta's only difference is the shape of the fins.

I had no trouble fitting the Xigmatek into my P182, which is the same width as a P180. It is quite tall, but it other dimentions are fairly manageable.

My only real complain about the HDT-1283 is that it's a pain in the ass to install or remove, as the fan and spoiler must be removed before you can easily get at the screws or push-pins, holding it down. If I don't remove my motherboard, it takes me more time to mount the heatsink than it does to lap it.
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I have one on my 5600+ and my brother is running one on his 6400+ and we couldn't be happier. My Mom's computer is also running a 6400+ with a AC Freezer 64 Pro and my brother's Xigmatek runs 14C cooler at idle than hers. Great bang for the buck IMO.
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post #34 of 75
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I have one on my 5600+ and my brother is running one on his 6400+ and we couldn't be happier. My Mom's computer is also running a 6400+ with a AC Freezer 64 Pro and my brother's Xigmatek runs 14C cooler at idle than hers. Great bang for the buck IMO.
I want it now
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post #35 of 75
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I want it now
I think the idle temps hav a bit to do with the fact taht his case has better airflow but still... He is running 2 8800GTs that put out a good deal more heat than her single 2600 Pro. I don't know... I do know that the Xigmatek has been a great cooler for both of us.
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I like my Xig. 30-26c idle right now , 71F ambient @ 3.0g. Id buy another one. Wow didn't do my homework on these style coolers. I did the one drop method right in the middle. Might need a reseat and reapply paste. +1 on the article , will have to spread that link around.
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I used it to get my pentium d 820 to 3.3ghz. At full load it gets to 51 with 35 ambient. And that cpu is a hot one. I am very happy with it.

Only problem is that it doesnt come with a retention bracked and it seems a little lose.
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I just got mine in the mail. I'll let you know how my temps improve.
    
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post #39 of 75
Oh btw it fits in the antec 900, but you cant put a fan on the side pannel with it because they overlap
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Oh btw it fits in the antec 900, but you cant put a fan on the side pannel with it because they overlap
You can fill in ur system specs if you look under User CP, and you can name it and it has a place for all of the parts
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