Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Within the Milky Way
That's quite a generous partial refund. Learned a new trick to use later on lol. That heatpipe, while dented, will still work, but not as well. Marginal difference, I'd guess. Remember that the heatpipes on the baseplate are basically shaved off for flatness too, though I don't know if they changed the inner proportions of it to compensate for that. Diameter still isn't 6mm, though, so less thermal transfer capacity. Regardless, the thing is fine.
If I had that cooler, it would sit in the box anyway as a spare. If you can get $106 for it and not feel guilty (karma, law of attraction, blah blah), then grab it and run.
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