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post #11 of 19
OK i know everyone here will be recommending a true. Wanna know why this is a good heatsink? Because of the 120MM fans. But I would try the Gemini II because it uses the ability to use x2 120MM fans . Its also cools every component in your case.
post #12 of 19
Personally for cheap, just get a the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283.
For sheer performance if you lap both the CPU and HSF, TRUE.
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Trues are overkill x10 with the e8400, I have mine running 1.42v core @ >4ghz on a zalman 9500NT and it never gets over 56C. The e8400 doesn't require the extreme cooling that the old 65nm did, pick up a xigmatek 120mm they are like $36 on newegg and will be more than enough.
post #15 of 19
the true is the best no matter what.
this site, http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm, is completely bull****. It is so inaccurate, that it in fact lists the thermalright ultra 120 over the ultra 120 exreme.
that site is untrustable, listen to me, i own a q9450 and i cool it with a true black edition (thermalright ultra 120 extreme anniversary edition) my temps are INCREDIBLY LOW. If you get the TRUE, make sure you use 2 120mm fans on it (push and pull.)
if you overclock, the true can handle it,
if you overclock over 4.3ghz, then switch to water cooling, as no current air cooling solution is able to cool that
    
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the true is the best no matter what.
this site, http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm, is completely bull****. It is so inaccurate, that it in fact lists the thermalright ultra 120 over the ultra 120 exreme.
that site is untrustable, listen to me, i own a q9450 and i cool it with a true black edition (thermalright ultra 120 extreme anniversary edition) my temps are INCREDIBLY LOW. If you get the TRUE, make sure you use 2 120mm fans on it (push and pull.)
if you overclock, the true can handle it,
if you overclock over 4.3ghz, then switch to water cooling, as no current air cooling solution is able to cool that
Post a link for your incredible temps (seriously)
I haven't seen any benchmarks with the Black Ed. yet
post #17 of 19
Anyone know how well an AC Freezer Pro 7 does when over clocking the E8400? At stock, I know my temps dropped to about 29-30 and the thermal compound isn't even burned in yet.
 
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freezer 7 pro is plenty for a 45nm duo, my aircooling is ott for my cpu, the highest i can get is 4.32ghz because i run out of ram @540 but i only need 1.41vcore and when fully loaded my cores only hit the low 50c's.

btw the ifx-14 is the best air cooler you can get.
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Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
the true is the best no matter what.
this site, http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm, is completely bull****. It is so inaccurate, that it in fact lists the thermalright ultra 120 over the ultra 120 exreme.
that site is untrustable, listen to me, i own a q9450 and i cool it with a true black edition (thermalright ultra 120 extreme anniversary edition) my temps are INCREDIBLY LOW. If you get the TRUE, make sure you use 2 120mm fans on it (push and pull.)
if you overclock, the true can handle it,
if you overclock over 4.3ghz, then switch to water cooling, as no current air cooling solution is able to cool that
I also find it strange that the regular ultra-120 beats the TRUE, so I'm not sure about the validity of the TRUE review. As I mentioned before, maybe they got a very bad sample. I won't generalize the site pending one bad review though. We all make mistakes.

The Black Edition should perform identical to the regular TRUE. I disagree with the fact that you MUST use a push-pull config. It's thoroughly confirmed that a push-pull will only lower your load temps by ~2c and only in more extreme conditions. The added noise is not worth the extra fan (unless you don't care about noise at all). A good rear exhaust behind the TRUE is more than enough.

I've used the TRUE in all 3 combinations, push, pull, push-pull. Push-pull with two UK-2000 only lowered my temps by 1c, but added significant noise. Pull is ideal for single fan accordingly to many tests.

I would also like to see some of your temps...and marsey99 is right, hte IFX-14 is the best air cooling solution. It beats the TRUE, but you would have to seriously max out it's fan possibilities. I'm talking Delta 76mm fans. In most cases both will perform equal.

I guess it's comments like this that give us TRUE owners a bad rap of being fanboys. I love my TRUE, but there's plenty of other coolers out there that can give similar results, and yes...give more value. I do still side with the TRUE as I believe at the end of the day, the TRUE will still outperform, modded of course even if by a little...
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