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The good thing about the Archon and SA ist the fact, that they work well with 140mm fans. The Ven X is great, too, but you need higher rpm 120mm fans to get the same results...
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post #112 of 129
Noctura D14, good sir.
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Here, they show the Archon with dual TY-140's is better than an SA by a couple degrees. However, they have to test this in an open case because of its size.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...n_4.html#sect0

(I know some people dont like their reviews, but there aren't many Archon reviews out there.)

Here's another one I found, but I dont think they ever tested it with dual fans.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...ooler_review/3
Edited by Blacklac - 2/8/11 at 6:57am
    
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post #114 of 129
I was set on the Archon, but then discovered that in an east-west orientation it interferes with the 1st PCI-e slot on my MSI 890FXA-GD70. In a north-south orientation, I'd need to cut my top fan filter, which is a sore point.

Looks like I'll go for a VenX, if-and-only-if it fits with push-pull fans, in east-west layout, on my board.

An interesting point, is that Thermalright recommends both 140mm and 120mm fans for the VenomousX:
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...ooler_am2.html
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post #115 of 129
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I was set on the Archon, but then discovered that in an east-west orientation it interferes with the 1st PCI-e slot on my MSI 890FXA-GD70. In a north-south orientation, I'd need to cut my top fan filter, which is a sore point.

Looks like I'll go for a VenX, if-and-only-if it fits with push-pull fans, in east-west layout, on my board.

An interesting point, is that Thermalright recommends both 140mm and 120mm fans for the VenomousX:
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...ooler_am2.html
How?
M ATX?
I always thought those buggers were designed to fit without any issues.
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post #116 of 129
Quote:
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How?
M ATX?
I always thought those buggers were designed to fit without any issues.
Here: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...l#post12285667

My mobo's 1st PCI-e slot is right against the I/O port,



Whilst your's in in the 2nd one, as per this (notice the unused back plate cover in your pic)



Those are from Thermalright's own recommendations regarding the Archon

(with apologies for quoting images from an existing thread!)
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post #117 of 129
So, in around 18 hours we'll probbaly see the new King in the world of air Cooling (from what i#ve heard), i cant wait to read all the reviews...
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So, in around 18 hours we'll probbaly see the new King in the world of air Cooling (from what i#ve heard), i cant wait to read all the reviews...
Is this legit? I saw this earlier in this thread. I've been planning on ordering a new cooler, probably the NH-14, but I've been holding off in case this is for real.
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definately. i cant guarantee you that it's 100% the best, because i didnt test it myself, but form what a few different reviewers told me it must be VERY good...
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Get the Antec Khuler or whatever it's called. Their H50 copy. It out-performed all the others and seems to do really well with heavy loads.
     
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