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Thank you for your data.

+rep. You made your point, and an excellent point it was.
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thanks man!

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+Rep man. Simple yet solid review showing a clear difference between 2 seemingly similar aftermarket air coolers. I didn't think the difference would have been so large myself. It actually has me wondering how much better the VenX would do over my Mugen 2.
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What about V6 GT stock fans 100% vs Venomous X vs Megahalems dual fans 212+dual fan for OC>? if you answer i give you +rep

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post #16 of 24
+rep for ya

I wonder, what fans did you use for the test....

as for the Ven-X, you'll get a very good scale-ability when use it with high CFM fan...
IMO, this is the reason why I want to spend more money on it...

please try to make comparison if you have any chance to do it
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makes me wonder why i dont see the ven X being recommended anymore. i mean it performs about the same as the nh d14 and silver arrow, at about half the real estate. good comparison.
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Originally Posted by Spade616 View Post
makes me wonder why i dont see the ven X being recommended anymore. i mean it performs about the same as the nh d14 and silver arrow, at about half the real estate. good comparison.
Check it out:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...ooler_review/3

This review seems to confirm your statement. I actually considered buying the Venomous X, it is in my budget but afaik it doesn't come with AM3 mounts included. Add to that the cost of a good fan and it's out of my budget.

Also in that review you can see the Cogage True Spirit coming really close to the Archon and the Venomous X.

@OP +1 rep.
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Originally Posted by Pentdragon View Post
Check it out:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...ooler_review/3

This review seems to confirm your statement. I actually considered buying the Venomous X, it is in my budget but afaik it doesn't come with AM3 mounts included. Add to that the cost of a good fan and it's out of my budget.

Also in that review you can see the Cogage True Spirit coming really close to the Archon and the Venomous X.

@OP +1 rep.

my Black Ven-X was including the AM3 mounting kit on its box....
just go on and grab one
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Originally Posted by Spade616 View Post
makes me wonder why i dont see the ven X being recommended anymore. i mean it performs about the same as the nh d14 and silver arrow, at about half the real estate. good comparison.
Because the VX, like the Megahalems, requires more powerful fans to get the same results as a D14 or a SA. And these more powerful fans end up making more than twice the noise (+10dB) of a D14, and that heatsink makes 3dB more noise than a D14.

I'll be testing those fans on my D14; but based on work so far, I expect 4-5c better cooling with high performance fans on my D14.
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