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http://www.mega-labs.com/polaris120_page_3.html
Looks like swiftech hit jackpot

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Results are missing leading. The Swiftech Polaris is using a 2500RPM fan which is 1000RPM faster than most of the other heatsink fans. For heatsink reviews I like to see the same fan configuration used on all coolers. I bet that fan is really loud.
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Results are missing leading. The Swiftech Polaris is using a 2500RPM fan which is 1000RPM faster than most of the other heatsink fans. For heatsink reviews I like to see the same fan configuration used on all coolers. I bet that fan is really loud.
Correct and the fan is very load 50db.
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That's not a very good review, but my favorite part had to be this:
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There is also a useful handle at the top of the box that helps when carrying the cooler.
It does look like it may cool quite well though. Closed in sides, quality looking baseplate. A 2500RPM fan may be a bit too loud at full speed, but that's user preference. Price isn't that bad at $59.00USD MSRP since it does include a fan.
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Wish there was an apples-to-apples comparison with the same fan.
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Maybe I missed some thing, but it looked like it had no real base plate and the heat pipes sit directly on the cpu? I never seen that b4.
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Maybe I missed some thing, but it looked like it had no real base plate and the heat pipes sit directly on the cpu? I never seen that b4.
It's HDT. It's been used on a few heatsinks, one of the most notable being the Cooler Master 212+.
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Maybe I missed some thing, but it looked like it had no real base plate and the heat pipes sit directly on the cpu? I never seen that b4.
thats the new tech.... HDT tech, heatpipe direct touch IIRC. It offers better performance by going straight to the heatpipes instead of through an aluminum or copper base plate. I have Xigmatek Dark Knight that also uses this, its awesome
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It's HDT. It's been used on a few heatsinks, one of the most notable being the Cooler Master 212+.
Is that style any good in comparison to a typical block design?

EDIT: Wow I have been water cooling for the last 2 years so I was out of the LOOP I guess
I have 2 rigs to build in the near future for friends, maybe Ill keep this in mind.
Edited by cayennemist - 4/2/11 at 10:16am
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This has some quite different numbers, not as many comparisons, but for the performance it did show, seems quite a bit over priced.
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