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Hey guys, I'm thinking about finally retiring my scythe mugen 2 and going for something smaller and better performing. I was thinking about going with the thermalright venomous x. I'm wondering though, how much better will it perform than the mugen 2? Would it be a worthy upgrade? Or more of a side grade? I can also get the silver arrow, but i'm looking for something a little smaller and easier to manage, so i'd rather not go that route.

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Love my Venomous X, I use yate loon high speed fans on it and am super impressed with it. I think you will probably see a couple c off, nothing dramatic, but certainly much much smaller in size
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According to this review, with the same fan, the Ven-X only beats the Mugen2 by 1.5*C. http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=20
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
According to this review, with the same fan, the Ven-X only beats the Mugen2 by 1.5*C. http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=20
How is the NH-D14 so low? I was under the impression that the Megahalems and the D14 are the top air coolers?
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Yea, In your case I would keep what you have over VenX. You have a pretty decent cooler there. If you have the upgrade bug, My vote would be on Silver Arrow or d-14..just becouse they are uber

What is promting this upgrade?? lack of performance?? upgrade bug?? lets us know! also do you have a budget you would like to keep to??

Might also see about moving to a diff fan set up. More air = lower temps to a point..also comes with the noise factor
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
According to this review, with the same fan, the Ven-X only beats the Mugen2 by 1.5*C. http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=20
not so sure I agree with the numbers posted in the clicky?? they seem a little off?
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post #7 of 7
If you're looking for something small, look into the H70 or some of the Antec Kuhler products. Temps will be the same or better.
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