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Okay, I just ordered this puppy. Hoping for some great numbers, but if it sucks I will go with a TRUE Black. Hoping to avoid spending that kinda cash to satisfy my needs though. Once I get it I will be OC'ing my machine to 4.4-4.6Ghz, will I need to get anything with this? I might end up waiting till Christmas to OC it though, that's when all my upgrading will be done, I got a nice piece on my Christmas List, LOL ^_^

I so far bought this kit XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003), and Arctic Silver 5 as my thermal compound. I know it comes with a fan, but is it worth getting a second and is that even necessary to be stable at 4.5Ghz?

On top of that, would it be a good idea to get a mounting bracket instead of the stock mounting device? No idea on this matter, never dealt with a cooler before. LOL ^_^ Thanks!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233019
post #2 of 16
good choice, i got a TRUE, but after reading all the reviews about the XIG i want one.
meh i dont like stock fans, id buy a Scythe Ultra Kaze or a San Ace fan
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good choice, i got a TRUE, but after reading all the reviews about the XIG i want one.
meh i dont like stock fans, id buy a Scythe Ultra Kaze or a San Ace fan
Q for you, not related to my previous questions. Is lapping easy, when I get mine cooler, I don't know if I want to do anything like that. I would seem to be to nervous that I'd blow it up or something. Yes, an explosion without a trace of any explosive materials being present. I have bad luck!
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aah it depends, my TRUE was super concave so it took me around 2-3 hours to finish it.
in general its easy, you slide it across sandpaper for a while, rotate it and continue.

with the XIG though you wouldnt have any need to lap it since its already pretty flat, and theres a risk of damaging the heatpipes while lapping it, so i wouldnt lap it.
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I love my xig fwiw. I also bought the retention bracket with AS 5. I have yet to upgrade the fan, but it does a hell of a job. Stock speeds I was at about 29c idle. I have never gone above 55 (limit for my chip is 71) and that's with heavier voltages and stress testing. The xig is nice.

As far as lapping goes, it has been done. I hear it's not the easiest. Now that you mention it did seem very flat stock, but I did not test the flatness.

Bottom line, you will be happy with this cooler.
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I love my xig fwiw. I also bought the retention bracket with AS 5. I have yet to upgrade the fan, but it does a hell of a job. Stock speeds I was at about 29c idle. I have never gone above 55 (limit for my chip is 71) and that's with heavier voltages and stress testing. The xig is nice.

As far as lapping goes, it has been done. I hear it's not the easiest. Now that you mention it did seem very flat stock, but I did not test the flatness.

Bottom line, you will be happy with this cooler.
Should I get that retention bracket I linked too, or not worth it at all?

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aah it depends, my TRUE was super concave so it took me around 2-3 hours to finish it.
in general its easy, you slide it across sandpaper for a while, rotate it and continue.

with the XIG though you wouldnt have any need to lap it since its already pretty flat, and theres a risk of damaging the heatpipes while lapping it, so i wouldnt lap it.
Guess I wot be touchin' it any time soon, or EVER!

Thanks,
post #7 of 16
If i was you id buy the retention bracket to stay on the safe side.
pushpins seem to flimsy to me, and i think you would get better heatsink/cpu contact with the retention bracket.
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I bought it and am happy with it. It adds extra sturdiness and was easy to install.
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Roger, thanks. Will get the bracket too! Hustle UPS!
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Not trying to steal the thread but will the retention bracket, being metal and all, short out the motherboard?
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