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post #1 of 14
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I'm going to buy the Heatsink 'Noctua NH-C12P' @ $90.00 Australian (A Review Here)


Who else has this cooler, how does it perform for you?

I don't want people to tell me to get a TRUE, or a Tuniq, or an OCZ Vendetta... I WANT this cooler because of its low profile, low sound, and ability to cool other mobo components.

I just wanna know how good/bad it is at cooling a CPU, (From the community right here.) All the reviews I've seen so far have been really positive.

Also, I want to buy the Noctua NF-R8 80mm case fan (1800 rpm), anyone got one of those???

Tnx guys!
Edited by AUS.R34P3R - 6/20/08 at 3:54am
 
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post #2 of 14
get a nicer fan for it =)
    
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What's wrong with the fan that comes with it? It's worth about $20-$25 dollars on its own.
 
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Heres a review for you to look at. Looks like a pretty good cooler

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/723/6/
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I spoke to James in PM bout the fan, just thought i'd air my views so it doesnt look like ive just stopped talking for no reason

I'd get a nicer looking fan, the stock one looks a bit 1990
    
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If I didn't have a Thermalright SI-128 SE already, I'd definitely be strongly considering this cooler. When I switched from a Freezer 7 Pro to the SI-128 SE I dropped my northbridge temperatures around 5c. The NF-P12 is also a great fan - it's not the highest-speed fan out there, but it performs very well considering the fact that it is silent.

I strongly recommend the NH-C12P. At the very least you'll have a different cooler than most people, and to be quite honest, you won't be more than a few degrees different from any of the other high-end coolers on the market. And the best part is, if you really want lower temps, changing out your fan is easy, and should yield some good results. At the worst, you get a nice case fan.
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If it weren't for the fan, I'd name it the best looking CPU cooler around.

How much is the australian > US conversion anyways?
    
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Once this HSF is more readily available in the States, I'll likely give it a long, hard look. I prefer HSFs that have their airflow moving perpendicular to the motherboard plane (as opposed to most tower-style HSFs, which have their airflow going parallel to the board).

I hope it's as good a performer in your hands as the reviews say it's supposed to be, james! And please share your experiences with us here.
    
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
Once this HSF is more readily available in the States, I'll likely give it a long, hard look. I prefer HSFs that have their airflow moving perpendicular to the motherboard plane (as opposed to most tower-style HSFs, which have their airflow going parallel to the board).

I hope it's as good a performer in your hands as the reviews say it's supposed to be, james! And please share your experiences with us here.
And you run some benchmarks if you pick one up as well. I want to see if this is worth the upgrade for me as well. The wider fin spacing looks like it might help benefit the surrounding components more.
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And you run some benchmarks if you pick one up as well. I want to see if this is worth the upgrade for me as well. The wider fin spacing looks like it might help benefit the surrounding components more.
Aye, sir.

If and when I do get one, I'll make sure to share my findings here.
    
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