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Xig Dark knight vs Arctic Cooling Freezer7 Pro

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i recently bought a Xig Dark Knight but i was just wondering how much of a performance difference there is between these 2 coolers?

(For half the price of the dark knight the freezer 7 doesnt look half bad)
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I heard the arctic cooling freezer 7 pro is ****.

Get the dark knight imo.

Get the H50 if you can ;D
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the AC freezer 7 Pro is a decent budget cooler. However you get what you pay for! The Dark knight will perform considerably better than the AC 7pro. I had the AC 7Pro when i built my e8400 system a while back. It was great to start with but when I was trying to push past 3.8ghz i was limited by heat. With the Dark Knight you are going to be more limited by voltage and front side bus walls than you will by heat most likely.
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I heard the arctic cooling freezer 7 pro is ****.

Get the dark knight imo.

Get the H50 if you can ;D
Read the OP. He's already purchased the DK.


OP - I upgraded from an AC7 to my S1283 and the improvement was pretty significant. I don't remember numbers but the 1283 gave me much more headroom for an OC than the AC7.
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The freezer 7 pro certainly is not '****'. Its a very respected cooler for its age. (Core 2 Duo Era) However, it will start to show its age when used with quads or other hot cpu's. As to if the dark knight is better, I do not have first hand experience, however reviews and general things I've read on the internets suggest to me that the DK is better.
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Read the OP. He's already purchased the DK.
The AC7 is good for dual cores but I heard it's not for quad cores.

Bah the dark knight > AC7.
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my cpu idles at 28c and loads at 58c but the cores get really hot (high 60's). i think if i were to remove the heat spreader from the cpu and just apply the thermal paste directly on the cores and mount the heatsink i would get ridiculously low temps.
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post #8 of 9
AC7 for dual cores. Quad cores generate too much heat for the cheap fan and thin HS fins.

You should have picked up a Noctua cooler. Best coolers for the price.

H50 is overrated. Noobs think that it's as good as an actual water loop.
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thanks guys. just wanted to make sure i did the right thing
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