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If he only wanted to keep it within tolerable temps he wouldn't be going high-end cooling in the first place. He wants to know which cools better.
A QX6850 at stock speed is less heat than an E8400 max overclocked and in that instance they were even. The TRUE does nothing for him except empty his pocket. In my testing on a B3 QX6700 the TRUE and Xig were tied, 72C at only 3.2 GHz. The only difference was the TRUE was way more money.
    
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The OCZ Vendetta 2 gets my vote... similar if not better performance and cheaper
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The OCZ Vendetta 2 gets my vote... similar if not better performance and cheaper
Have you seen the review? edit: found http://techgage.com/article/cpu-cool...e-our-qx6850/6)

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A QX6850 at stock speed is less heat than an E8400 max overclocked and in that instance they were even. The TRUE does nothing for him except empty his pocket. In my testing on a B3 QX6700 the TRUE and Xig were tied, 72C at only 3.2 GHz. The only difference was the TRUE was way more money.
If he wants more cooling he can go to the TRUE, which would result in lower temps.... And for more than one reason, why would I trust your numbers and not that of a review site? Also knock another 5C off the reviewed temps for a good lap and the numbers grow even farther appart. It's his choice if he wants to pay the 15-20$ or so for the extra cooling or not.
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/30/08 at 7:02pm
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Have you seen the review? edit: found http://techgage.com/article/cpu-cool...e-our-qx6850/6)



If he wants more cooling he can go to the TRUE, which would result in lower temps.... And for more than one reason, why would I trust your numbers and not that of a review site? Also knock another 5C off the reviewed temps for a good lap and the numbers grow even farther appart. It's his choice if he wants to pay the 15-20$ or so for the extra cooling or not.
Whether you trust me or not means diddly squat. The review you posted shows the Vendetta is the equal of the TRUE at 130 watts. Which would be the max wattage of the E8400 at it's max OC.

Get your knickers out of a wad. I can show several reviews which place the Vendetta 2 ahead of or the equal of the TRUE. And doing it for less cost.

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Should I continue?
    
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Pwnd.
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Also knock another 5C off the reviewed temps for a good lap and the numbers grow even farther appart.
Who's to say that a good lap on the Vendetta 2 wouldn't close the "gap"?

I am about to purchase a Vendetta 2, as I have heard many good things about it. It seems to be on par with the TRUE. I say this because some reviews show it as losing, but more show it as winning... so I'm going to call it even. Seems like a great cooler. OCZ knows how this stuff works. You can see the craftsmanship they put into it, curves and dimples in the fins, creating more surface area while not compromising it's size, also creating turbulence for the air when it passes through, increasing it's cooling ability. HDT, and 3 heatpipes. Looks like a solid investment. 40$ is a steal for this thing imo.

Whichever you choose it a great buy, though. The TRUE may require lapping to see the glorified temps that are spewed by fanboys all day, though.
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http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=156&Itemid=1

Conclusion: Best of the Best
"In our Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q1 2008 article, one product stood out among the crowd and outperformed every other test product: the OCZ Vendetta 2 Heat-pipe Direct Touch 120mm CPU cooler. Three months later, the OCZVEND2 is back on top again. It has it's limits, but for the vast majority of overclockers and enthusiasts it will offer more than enough performance under both low- and high-volume fan configurations.

The OCZ Vendetta 2 was very easy to install since it uses the standard pin-style compression clips. I have noticed that both the original Vendetta and the new Vendetta 2 both have a clip system that requires more force to secure than an OEM Intel cooler. This gives the Vendetta 2 a much stronger mount to the CPU in return. Although the Vendetta 2 design is very similar to the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 cooler, there are several key differences separating the two products. Presently NewEgg is listing the OCZTVEND2 for $49.99.

For anyone wanting top-level cooling performance at recession-level pricing, the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and its clone RVT-12025 are perfect solutions. At the moment, Xigmatek's HDT-S1283 CPU cooler is just turning one year old. There are a multitude of products that are either similar or identical, which is fair considering that Xigmatek doesn't own the patent for HDT anyway. Presently the HDT-S1283 is available from NewEgg for $36.99. Alternatively, NewEgg also offers the RVT-12025 for $31.99, which is considerably less expensive and is an exact clone (but comes with a much lower-volume fan for reduced noise levels).

The end-goal is different, but it always remains the same: overclockers want more. The question is how much more? If you're after the absolutely highest possible overclocks and need the most out your cooling solution, then the Thermaltake Ultra-120 eXtreme actually has an advantage. Sure, it's more expensive, and it will require tedeous lapping of the surface to make it flat, but there are still a few things that it can do that other cannot: such as mount a second fan. For that small bunch of ultra-enthusiasts, a $100+ air-cooled solution doesn't seem absurd if it delivers a few extra degree of cooling performance.

Although the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU cooler has been on the market for almost two years, prices for the ULTRA120EXTREME are still hovering around $60. Please keep in mind that the TRUE does not include a fan, and one (or two, if desired) must be purchased separately.

Ultimately though, this article has to reach a large and diverse crowd of enthusiasts. My advice is this: identify your needs and estimate your budget, because I have covered the three best coolers for every configuration in this article. If your an overclocker who like to keep the peace, the Vendetta 2 offers great low-volume performance. If cost is an issue, the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and its Kingwin RVT012025 clone are perfect. Finally, if time and money are readily available and noise isn't nearly as important as top-end cooling, the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme is your best choice."

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my 2 cents:
All 3 are good coolers and choices, depending on your requirements
I went with the OCZ V2
Edited by kpo6969 - 6/30/08 at 9:44pm
post #27 of 34
what is all the co-motion going on here? let's not fight now.

kpo6969 already took it over and said what needed to said, but

as far as the TRUE goes, It's been one of the TOP performers for a while now, and the downside to it is:
1) it is heavy
2) it requires a back plate / which if you already have the MOBO installed requires removal (but not always a bad)
3) it doesn't come with fan
4) it is fairly expensive

now the Xigmatek (although they don't own the patent)or it's clones/look alikes like the vendetta or kingwin offer the matched performance, IF NOT better for less than the cost of the TRUE.
they:
1) are not as heavy
2) use pushpin installation (fast install)
3) comes with a fan
4) and does not cost as much

now they have been proven to work by several reviewers including benchmark reviews and Frostytech.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=156&Itemid=1
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

what it comes down to is IF you're a TRUE fanboy, then support your company and go get your TRUE. but if you're like alot of us here us "goin broke Overclockin" then you have several alternatives.
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post #28 of 34
When I first saw this thread I LOL knowing it would turn out an argument between the loyal TRUE owners and whoever else.

Anyway I know they borrowed the design from Xigmatek but it isn't an exact copy and it outperforms it so I wish people would stop basicaly saying they are the same thing.

If you have the cash just get a TRUE but if you are on a budget your only choice is the Vendetta 2, i've said before if the TRUE had been available here when I bought my Vendetta I would of gone with the TRUE just for the sake of it being the TRUE

Oh and have fun with the board bending push pins on the Vendetta. They suck, only bad thing I can say about it. They should all come with bolt thru kits ;l
post #29 of 34
The OCZ Vendetta 2 looks nice, but too bad not compatible with socket 1336
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back from the dead,

couldn't resist
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