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Ok. with me working this weekend, im bringing in some $$. So i want to buy a new HSF for my rig. I wanted a topdown cooler (like the ThermalTake Big Typhoon) and i was looking on the egg for the xigmatek version (as i saw SPCR's review of the HDT-D1284) and i saw Newegg had almost 2 of the same thing.

So my question is, what is the difference between the 2??? And slo, what is the ThermalRight top-down cooler that' ive heard about? (i can't remember the model number)

And if the Xigmatek HDT-D1264 is any good, i might hop on the deal of $19.00 AR.
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I believe this is the Thermalright one your wondering about - http://www.petrastechshop.com/thsihecpucos.html
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how good is it compared to the xigmatek?
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Sadly idk , was just trying to help you found out which Thermalright one you were talking about.
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hmmm... thanks anyway. +rep for you.
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Hmm, get the cheaper one. It has a better fan, and is smaller, so should weigh less.
I think the difference is that one model is newer than the other. It says that one has a F8mm heatpipe, and another has a S like heatpipe. Just go with the cheaper one, I don't think there would be that much of a difference.
    
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one has 6mm cu pipes and the other has 8mm pipes.
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I've heard good things about that Xigmatek one (HDT is really a nice idea), but Thermalright's top-down cooler is reputed to be the best of it's kind (short of the Scythe Orochi maybe?) There's also the Gemini which isn't as good, but gives very nice coverage for most of the motherboard's components

Anyways, I mainly posted to ask as to why you're wanting a top-down cooler My guess would be because you want to make use of your CM690's side vent... if that's your main reasoning (and not space constraints), the idea is fairly moot - the tower cooler setup has really just been proven to be better than top-down in almost all cases due to space efficiency (can be built as tall as the case is wide - top down HSFs need space for the fan), better heat dissipation (blows all heat towards rear instead of every which way), and thermodynamics (most cases are set up with back to front airflow in mind)

Look into the Xigmatek HDT-S1283, OCZ Vendetta 2 or Tuniq Tower
Edited by killa_concept - 6/26/08 at 1:02am
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The Thermalright SI-128SE is my favorite HSF. It's excellent for dual-cores, and in my case (a dual-core CPU sans its IHS) it works just as well as my Ultra 120 Extreme.

I find that the HDT-type HSFs (those with exposed heatpipes) require a very particular way of applying the TIM. I have the Xigmatek HDT-1283, and I've not yet been able to make it perform as well as the reviews suggest it should on a CPU with an IHS. The ridges on the bottom of the base (where the exposed heatpipes aren't flush with the rest of the base) are what's problematic for me. However, once I find that perfect way to mount one of these HSFs, it'd be interesting to see if the claims for this design of HSF base are justified.

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