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Ahh...makes sense.

Well, you should. Folding is so much better than BOINC.

Totally is.
Nope. I work in a computational biology lab. My boss is actually one of the many people who wrote the software that BIONC runs on. BOINC runs on Rosetta software. Rosetta (D BAKER group from University of Washington) regularly spanks the F@H team (Stanford) in a benchmark held every 2 years by the computational protein prediction scientific community.

http://predictioncenter.org/

I have brought this up on multiple threads but nobody seems to care. It's amazing how people will argue all day about hardware benchmarks but nobody cares about folding benchmarks.

BOINC is running more accurate simulation software.
    
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Does anyone have a site that they recommend that shows how well each of these perform when compared to each other?

Also, while look at the currently most recommended models (Noctua and Silver Arrow), they *look* terrible. But I guess something has to give for incredible performance.

Thank you guys for all of the back and forth, I'm finding it quite interesting and informative!
That is precisely why I bought a Megahalems. It is only slightly worse than the D14 and Silver Arrow but is much smaller. The Megashadow version that I own is a limited edition black nickel plated version. The megashadow has been out of production for a while now though and is very hard to find. I paid about a $15 premium for it but I really really wanted the black chrome version...
    
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Just bought a Silver Arrow myself, can't wait to get it. However, you can't really go wrong with any of the top end coolers, D14, Arrow, Megahalems, VenX, they're all great ..
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I use an H70 and love it. I picked it up on sale for $80 3 months ago.

Before that I was rocking the Ven X which is nice also. I still have it and plan to use it in my next i7 build.. unless I go back to real watercooling.
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What kind of temperatures are you able to achieve with your H70? That was my original choice, but then I found a website that listed the Noctua, Silver Arrow, and even the Zalman as being more effective.
 
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What kind of temperatures are you able to achieve with your H70? That was my original choice, but then I found a website that listed the Noctua, Silver Arrow, and even the Zalman as being more effective.
Honestly most of the top end coolers are going to average the same temps, with a difference of maybe 1-2c.
Just get something you like, I understand from earlier posts the design is somewhat important to you.
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