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Poll Results: Should I get a Thermalright Shaman?

 
  • 47% (8)
    Yes!
  • 52% (9)
    No!
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post #11 of 17
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Well judging from that, the Shaman is a brilliant choice. I don't see why people are so against it?
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Wut?

The Accelero Xtreme Plus is;

1. Louder.
2. Hotter.
3. The VRM cooling cools the same as the Shamans.
4. The Mem sinks are permanent, making warranty replacement impossible.
5. It's just as expensive.

Why in earth would I get the Accelero Xtreme Plus?
Its not loud at all and temps are the best 30c idle and 53c on load.
 
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post #13 of 17
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Its not loud at all and temps are the best 30c idle and 53c on load.
I didn't say it was loud, I just said it was louder than the Shaman. The Shaman also beats it for temps.

I'm not saying the Xtreme Plus is a bad cooler, it's not, its brilliant, just over here it costs just as much as the Shaman, and the Shaman beats it for noise, cooling, and the fact it's not permanent.

If it was cheaper I'd get it, but it's not.
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post #14 of 17
Performance and quietness are Shaman's strengths.

The only downsides are its price and size (4 adjacent empty slots needed, 5 slots total if the card's own slot is included).

As space is not an issue and its price is the same as Xtreme Plus', I voted 'Yes".
post #15 of 17
Why are you arguing with people that are giving their opinion which you asked for. Youre obvisouly set on the shaman. Get it.
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post #16 of 17
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Well no, I'm all for people setting me on a different track other than the Shaman, it's why I posted here. But due to the points that I given

The Accelero Xtreme Plus is;

Quote:
1. Louder.
2. Hotter.
3. The VRM cooling cools the same as the Shamans.
4. The Mem sinks are permanent, making warranty replacement impossible.
5. It's just as expensive.
Which MANY sites and forum reports confirm, I don't see why I'd pick the Xtreme Plus over the Shaman.

However if there's something out there that's ACTUALLY better than the Shaman, in the same price range, I'll get it
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post #17 of 17
1. Louder-- you can control the fan speed. 3 smaller fans are gonna be louder than one 120mm fan.
2. Hotter -- thats debatable as with any test performed
3. Vrm cooling is the same -- cool beans.
4. Mem sinks are permanent -- if youre talking about the sticky tape on them, that can be taken off and a dab of a stickier TIM like ceramique can be used to stick them in place.
5. Its just just as expensive. -- and its just another choice.
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