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Old 08-17-2008, 01:31 AM   #31
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Why not just order it serperate? Like right now?
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:35 AM   #32
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haha so what HSF did u get then?
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #33
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Austinn if I had ordered it separate I wouldn't be able to get the heatsink A. Rooster suggested. It had $30 discount with the combo, so I only paid 20 =]

edit: zKilla I got this HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200038
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:31 PM   #34
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Austinn if I had ordered it separate I wouldn't be able to get the heatsink A. Rooster suggested. It had $30 discount with the combo, so I only paid 20 =]

edit: zKilla I got this HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200038
wow, $50 and only a 50% 5 egg rating...? looks like you rolled the dice on that one, good luck...
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #35
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oooo, i probably wouldnt have gone with that, especially for $20, with $5 more you couldve got one thats really good.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:05 PM   #36
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If you guys had paid attention to the reviews all the bad ones are from last year. Rosewill seems to have fixed the problem.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:57 PM   #37
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on the review, it seems that its at 58.2c on load
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/123...ler/index.html

while with the one that cost $5 more, its 20.1c on load
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2134&page=4
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Interesting, but I'm going to give it a shot. I personally prefer to go by the user reviews. After what apparently looked like a "bad batch" reviews have been pretty good. Plus I won't do any hardcore OCing until I feel like stock won't cut it anymore. I admit I should have probably researched a little more.
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Considering it cools better than retail, and it cost less than the other one's suggested on an already over budget build, I'd say he did just fine.

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The Rosewill RCX-Z5 performed better than any other CPU cooler that we have tested ever since moving to the T.E.C.C. method. While Rosewill’s current product base is low, it is clear that the Z5 is a much better product than the Intel and AMD retail heatsinks in both thermal and acoustic performance.
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