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If they're that close who cares which is "better".

1-2c, big deal, safe yourself $30 and get the vendetta.
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
And save another 10$ and get a Xigma, in that case.

But that's pretty much the difference bewteen air and water.
Everyone is right, sorry I posted this thread.
Options, alternatives, and choices price/performance is all I was trying to relay.
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Everyone is right, sorry I posted this thread.
Options, alternatives, and choices price/performance is all I was trying to relay.
Don't be (although I'm assuming you were being sarcastic, lol).

It's good to know as much info as possible.

Sure, an Ultra-120 Extreme CAN cool better - if you want to spend more money on a fan and sandpaper, and take the time and effort to lap the base.

BUT, for out of the box performance and price, the OCZ Vendetta 2 is a better decision.

IMO, don't even bother buying a TRUE unless you plan on spending more money and taking the time to grind down the base.

Thermalright needs to realize this and make the necessary improvements with their cooler.

PS: This is coming from a TRUE owner. And yes, I have lapped the base.
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You can always count on a heated discussion whenever it comes to the TRUE It always comes down to the TRUE being knocked for it's price.

I've never owned the other two, but I'm sure they're right up there with the TRUE. I agree with Choggs that for a company that "cuts no corners" and prides itself in being the best performance wise, they have some quality control and a little bit of design issues with the base. I doubt we'll see any revisions though. It'd mean they'd have to admit there was a problem, which they constantly deny any issues with the base.

I'm sure I speak for many TRUE owners when I say this though. I kind of enjoyed the process of lapping and modding the TRUE. Shaving a good ~10c off load temps certainly gives a sense of accomplishment. Kind of like when you hit that "all impossible overclock" you were aiming for, and make it stable.
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can someone explain to me (i know this is off topic) but why do the companies not already have the base's on these things lapped??? wouldnt that make them work better and thus sell better???

Just a thought...
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Don't be (although I'm assuming you were being sarcastic, lol).

It's good to know as much info as possible.

Sure, an Ultra-120 Extreme CAN cool better - if you want to spend more money on a fan and sandpaper, and take the time and effort to lap the base.

BUT, for out of the box performance and price, the OCZ Vendetta 2 is a better decision.

IMO, don't even bother buying a TRUE unless you plan on spending more money and taking the time to grind down the base.

Thermalright needs to realize this and make the necessary improvements with their cooler.

PS: This is coming from a TRUE owner. And yes, I have lapped the base.
I wasn't being sarcastic, I meant what I said. That's why I was hesitant to post this. I have no alligence to one brand over another, just if a product does what I need it to do. True has their Fans, as well as Nvidia and Ati.
My final comment is if you're buying a True now it may not be up to it's proven performance standards of it's past track record.
My OCZ was $38 and the bolt-thru $7 for $45, and I'm getting the performance I paid for. Thanks
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can someone explain to me (i know this is off topic) but why do the companies not already have the base's on these things lapped??? wouldnt that make them work better and thus sell better???

Just a thought...
My thought is that it'd be very difficult for a machine flatten the base to the level of a good lap. It'd probably add a lot to the production costs too when items are produced in such mass quantities.

I find Zalman tends to do a very good job with their bases. The 9700NT I owned had an excellent, flat base and a mirror shine.

Or maybe they know the only people who care will lap it themselves
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And save another 10$ and get a Xigma, in that case.
That's what I say.
 
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I wasn't being sarcastic, I meant what I said. That's why I was hesitant to post this. I have no alligence to one brand over another, just if a product does what I need it to do. True has their Fans, as well as Nvidia and Ati.
My final comment is if you're buying a True now it may not be up to it's proven performance standards of it's past track record.
My OCZ was $38 and the bolt-thru $7 for $45, and I'm getting the performance I paid for. Thanks
I'm sure when anyone posts something about the TRUE, they know it's bound to start something lol. It does have it's fans, but discussion is always good, I'm glad you posted. I hadn't seen those reviews before comparing the coolers to both the modded and unmodded TRUE, so it was nice to see.

Having people speculate about the performance hopefully will keep Thermalright on their toes for their next release, whatever that may be. The IFX-14 wasn't that big of an improvement and the TRUE Black was just...black. But who knows if they're working on something significantly better than the TRUE with processors getting smaller and running cooler. Maybe when we hit more cores...
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Would you get any performance boost out of smoothing the base of the Vendetta 2 ?

I mean if your going to compare a Lapped TRUE to a non-lapped Vendetta its hardly fair so u could do a sissy version on the Vendetta
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