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post #41 of 65
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
Why make something that doesn't perform as well as the top air coolers?

1. Make big square heatsink.
2. Let users add their own fans.
3. Sell for $60-$70.
4. ???
5. Profit!
they sell it for 40$ and its damn great

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post #42 of 65
I had a Zalman 7700ALCU. It was an amazing cooler at the time, one of the best and I loved it but I wouldn't buy a Zalman now.

I'm still over the moon over this H70, by the way.
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What kind of black marks?
I have no idea how else to really describe it, they were just black marks. They weren't all over the place, I think there were two, but they were big enough to cause me headaches. It got to the point where I tried to scrape them off because the heatsink was just performing terribly. After that failed, I lapped it, and I got a huge boost in performance thanks to doing that.
 
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post #44 of 65
I call Fakereview...

Ontopic:

Very large, wouldn't I need a rather largish case?
post #45 of 65
Zalman has nice looking coolers but thats it they don't perform for the price you pay, there are so many coolers that are better then that for probably half the price, i had the zalman 9900 LED it cost me 100$ CAN at the time, and what a fool i was for buying it.
    
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post #46 of 65
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they sell it for 40$ and its damn great

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yup got mine off ebay for $32 shipped, it KILLS anything priced like it for the money and has been shown in many reviews to run with the top dogs, usually coming in second and once third vs noctua. Big price difference too $35 vs $80
    
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post #47 of 65
What is the best Air Cooler Then? cuz i'm wondering.. Give me a Top 5 CPU cooler, i need to replace my soon
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post #48 of 65
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What is the best Air Cooler Then? cuz i'm wondering.. Give me a Top 5 CPU cooler, i need to replace my soon
NH-D14
SilverArrow
Megahalems
Mugen 2
hyper 212+

^ only ones I'd consider
post #49 of 65
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NH-D14
SilverArrow
Megahalems
Mugen 2
hyper 212+

^ only ones I'd consider
You forgot about the Xigmatek S1283 and Dark Knight . Both can sometimes be found cheaper than the 212+, and they're the same exact cooler.
 
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post #50 of 65
Just bougth the 212+ for $9.99 at Frys after a $10 MIR. Hard to beat.

I still like Zalman coolers and still use mine. But I dont OC to the max either.
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