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post #1 of 9
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http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Mod...nu_search.html
what kind of temps will i get with those heatsinks?
are those the -C type of coolers? i mean the $60 ones...
are they better than water cooling? it looks like it might be easier to put together.... is it hard to install and keep maintenance on?
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post #2 of 9
Those are defn not the -C kind of coolers. That's just an air cooler. Water cooling will kick it's butt.

Phase change is what you're talking about, and those cost about 800 bucks.
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well no, those coolers say they have refrigerants in them? i duno will those be as good as water coolers?
"By extracting heat from the CPU, a closed sealed fluid will evaporate and reach top of the pipes - this gaseous form will then be cooled by an efficient fan and radiator and turn into a solid fluid form again where as it will hit the bottom of the CPU cooler once more. The recirculation of the coolant is based on gravity. In other words, no mechanical parts and basically unlimited reliability. This circular process will go on and on and keep the CPU temperature cool at all times – even at a low noise level."
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post #4 of 9
You just defined a "Heatpipe", they are just big heatpipe's, nothing more.

They are most definetly not phase change coolers
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post #5 of 9
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so a water cooling system would be better then.
nobody seems to be reassuring me of this.
actually, i dont think i did define a heatpipe... this one uses gravity to do somethin special it says... haha i dont know.
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post #6 of 9
Here's the performance testing

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/257/4/

I'd say just get a normal air cooler and save the money for water
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post #7 of 9
We are all telling you the truth man. It's a normal heatpipe. Look up the definition of heatpipe, and that's it. I have 6 heatpipes on my BigTyphoon. Water cooling will be better than that cooler. I also said that already.
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post #8 of 9
Its not as good as watercooling and its not as good as other heatsinks. Its not bad, but theres nothing special about it, .
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post #9 of 9
Heatpipes contain liquids. They use them and do some stuff to do some more stuff to make stuff colder. But if you want subzero temps you need a water cooling setup with a peltier, or a phase cooling setup.
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