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and...

the best at stock will most likely be best at an overclock. Unless a fan that is doing abysmal at stock will somehow through osmosis cool better in an overclock!?!
Actually no.

The temp gap gets a lot wider between the TRUE and S1283 when there is more heat (because of OCing/higher vcore).
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post #12 of 16


Go with the xigmatek.

personally, i'd go with the noctua.



i've owned tuniq/noctua/zalman, and i think the noctua performs the best, and their stock fan is dead silent. noctuas good for miild OC's and quietness.
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True. If mounted properly, and you drive sanely, you won't harm your mobo at all.


If you are really paranoid, just set the case down so the TRUE is standing up, solving any flexing issues you could possibly have.
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Actually no.

The temp gap gets a lot wider between the TRUE and S1283 when there is more heat (because of OCing/higher vcore).
It's just another tool I was giving the OP to help. While this may be true of the S1283 it won't be true in all cases.

Unless I was stearing the OP in a completely wrong direction, there was no need to interject. You could have listed the Xigmatek like some others did and moved on.
 
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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
and...

the best at stock will most likely be best at an overclock. Unless a fan that is doing abysmal at stock will somehow through osmosis cool better in an overclock!?!
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Actually no.

The temp gap gets a lot wider between the TRUE and S1283 when there is more heat (because of OCing/higher vcore).
Actually YES!
Your statement that "the gap gets WIDER", indicates that the TRUE is a better cooler at stock and increases it's lead as the load is increased (also indicating it is still better at load!)

Their positions don't "flip-Flop"
Which is actually agreeing with Gunder!!

But that is partially because the TRUE is such a beast! and it beats just about everything at stock, at max OC, at Idle, at 100% load, etc. etc. etc.
But, it's 2-3 times the cost soo... Duh!)

Some coolers can actually perform better than others at stock/Idle and then perform worse at very High temp loads- but, that is not necessarily a bad thing!
It's all about the dissipative rates and Load.

HDT coolers (Xiggy OCZ V2 et. al.) dissipate their heat very quickly so they often actually perform beyond their "level"- beating other "better" coolers under "normal" Load
But, once they're faced with "Extreme" heat loading -which exceeds their dissipation capacity -then the larger "monster" coolers like the TRUE do indeed pull ahead.
(extreme heat loading being Very High OC's -or older 65nM OC'd quads;
and heat load dissipation capacity being simplistically analogous to raw "fin" surface area)

So, unless you plan on having a huge heat-load any HDT cooler (The Xiggy or the OCZ V2) is a excellent option and better for traveling than the Tunig (not nearly the mass or torsion)

Back on Topic:
My vote goes for the Xiggy (Again)
I recently did a side by side of the Xiggy and two new coolers from CM. (Hyper-N 520 & 620)

I tested an e8500, an E8600 and a Q9650! all at stock and each at a reasonable OC. (E8500 @~4.25, E8600 @~4.45 and Q9650 @~4.2)

The Xiggy kept all three cpu's cooler at IDLE at stock and mild-med OC's
It only started to lose ground- slightly lagging behind the larger of the two CM HyperNs' cooling performance at 100% load;
At the upper limit of OC's!
(Keep in mind those Hyper-N's are Double fan asymmetric designs too!)
(and I'm talking about only two or three degrees C higher while running IBT).


Sooo.....
The Xiggy S-1283 is a great cooler on many fronts...
It performs very admirably for 99.9% of the typical usage scenarios.
It's dead cheap right now,
and Newegg has the Back plate ACKI7751 in stock right now!
(Easily one of the simplesst and most secure mount-kits on the market -IMHO- much better than the CM nut-n-bolt "juggle" kit)

OR you could wait for the new Xiggy Dark Knight
(Has even better specs & comes with the back-plate and bolt kit!)
Cheers

and YES; you would want to use aftermarket TIM (My current fav. OCZ Freeze)
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So.. I ended up getting the OCZ Vendetta 2 with the Xigmatek Bolt Through Kit and so far my idle temps have dropped at the least 5C instantly. Going to wait for my Arctic Silver 5 to cure a little bit then start my overclocking!!

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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