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post #71 of 73 (permalink) Old 02-10-2020, 10:24 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Fifth Horseman View Post
also I think it needs to be taken into account that that NH-D15 heat sink weight comes in at 980 grams and according to Zalmans documentation their heat sink weights 1300 grams. So clearly that fin bending has allowed them to cram a bit more metal into the cooler, though with that center section being made out of copper that adds too some of the weight as well.
Doesn't the Zalman also have more finstack area and volume?
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couldn't agree more. the only time I use a tower cooler is for testing, and for that I use my trusty ancient Hyper 212.
I agree, the only time I'll ever use water cooling is for testing(and I'd first dig up Fractal Design Kelvin S24), you'll never see me using it in my personal daily driver rig.

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Doesn't the Zalman also have more finstack area and volume?
Pictures show that it is definitely larger so with the bends it a safe bet that the fins make up a much larger cooling surface. If i did not already have a killer water cooling setup i would want to use it for an air cooling rig.

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