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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-25-2020, 09:48 AM
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From reviews so far, performance appears average, but too costly and fans on the more noisy side.

Only real benefits that stands out: adjustable fan slides out of the way for taller RAM and looks cleaner vs fan wire hangers.

Better off with Noctua or Be Quiet for air cooling performance and lower noise levels.

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Quote: Originally Posted by mcbaes72 View Post
From reviews so far, performance appears average, but too costly and fans on the more noisy side.

Only real benefits that stands out: adjustable fan slides out of the way for taller RAM and looks cleaner vs fan wire hangers.

Better off with Noctua or Be Quiet for air cooling performance and lower noise levels.
This sounds like a description of a Cooler Master Master Air Maker (or whatever weird combination of words that includes "Maker" that they are using these days). "It doesn't cool well, it's noisy and it costs too much.....but the fan clips are kinda cool.".

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....

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This sounds like a description of a Cooler Master Master Air Maker (or whatever weird combination of words that includes "Maker" that they are using these days). "It doesn't cool well, it's noisy and it costs too much.....but the fan clips are kinda cool." .
Haha! That pretty much sums it up. Corsair's new marketing approach.

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Excessive useless weight added to a thingy that is mounted off the CPU socket bracket... fail.

These things CAN be build to be beautiful AND functional... but Corsair decided to simply add bulky weight.

The CPU brackets aren't designed for hanging weight, the ATX format is for horizontal computers and has no design tolerances for vertical mounting.
That's why companies that make motherboards have had to add massive backplates behind the CPUs to keep you from breaking the boards.

There's no reason why heatsink makers can't build quad fan 50mm heatsinks that outperform these huge 120/140mm wastes of space while remaining close to the mainboard.
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Terrible product.
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There's no reason why heatsink makers can't build quad fan 50mm heatsinks that outperform these huge 120/140mm wastes of space while remaining close to the mainboard.
So you're suggesting a 50mm tall "tower" cooler with 4x 40mm fans on the side? Unfortunately that wouldn't move even nearly enough air to even match an entry level 120mm tower.

The reality is that cooler weight hardly matters(to a point ofc), the only case of damage caused by a tower cooler I can recall seeing in the last few years was from a guy that actually dropped his rig.
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Yikes, so it actually fouls the Intel socket keepout sone to a point where it crushes the caps on some boards...

I retract my earlier statement that it could be worth considering around $50, this POS isn't worth buying at any price.
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Ok, after a couple days of being so sick I couldn't tell if I was sneezing or screaming when I woke up I have taken a look at this product.


80% of it is wasted material and garbage that you don't need and it's not even as good as the old H71 they made 8 years ago. This cooler could have been made only 1.5 inches wide and been driven by a single fan because it is a 4 pipe cooler and they're driving the airflow through the pipes, it's basically a "fan in the middle" cooler that someone screwed up making. It is garbage. Trash. Junk. You could buy a 90mm cooler and glue a "carbun fabur" decal onto the top and have gotten just as much performance, a smaller factor, better fit, less weight and you'd have a Noctua product with an honored warranty for $50 bucks with a cool sticker on it.

This thing looks like someone's *trying* to piss Steve off.
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