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Old 05-16-2008, 03:08 AM   #11
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Xigmatek > TRUE

If you're talking about price/performance ratio...
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If you're talking about price/performance ratio...
I just got a Xigmatek HDT-S963 R 2 days ago...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233001

with the $10 rebate, the $22 price tag puts it waaaaayyyyy ahead of just about any cooler for price to performance ratio, it dropped my temps about 10 from the Intel stock cooler from 45 to 32 idle, it probably would've been a 15-20 change, but the temps in the room where I have the computer have changed also because of a pretty drastic change in the weather (that's exactly why I bought it, the summer heat is fast approaching)...

for someone who doesn't OC, this is the perfect cooler, though it is kind of big (tall) and just barely clears the 250mm side fan on my aerocool extremengine 3t, I will be OCing a little bit (maybe 10%) now that I feel confident that I can keep the temps in the 40s...

great cooler and great bang for your buck imo...
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TRUE > Tuniq


Maybe, but:

Looks category: Tuniq
Newegg availability: Tuniq

Make sure to measure cases, too. Its only a few mm difference, but the Tuniq IS shorter and it fits in some cases that the TRUE's don't.
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Without even bringing price into this the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 is on par and often surpasses the TRUE especially with core processors. HDT is the future of air cooling, the TRUE has been dethroned.
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Without even bringing price into this the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 is on par and often surpasses the TRUE especially with core processors. HDT is the future of air cooling, the TRUE has been dethroned.
From what I've read, it's been a little behind the TRUE.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...&postcount=103
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http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2233
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...id=81&Itemid=1

And with more pressure applied by using a bolt-thru-kit, even better temperatures could be achieved.

But the reviews for this seem to be very varied. The two I linked to show it to be one of the best. Xbit and your link show it to be just behind the TRUE. Oh well, for the price you really can't go wrong.
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http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...id=81&Itemid=1

And with more pressure applied by using a bolt-thru-kit, even better temperatures could be achieved.

But the reviews for this seem to be very varied. The two I linked to show it to be one of the best. Xbit and your link show it to be just behind the TRUE. Oh well, for the price you really can't go wrong.
I agree 100%, it's a good cooler, not so much if you want to brag about how much you paid for your cooler though, the fact that it's a fraction of the price and is even close to the performance of the more expensive ones speaks volumes imo...
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It may be overrated but it is still one of the best coolers

Cryman > Worshipme

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It may be overrated but it is still one of the best coolers

Cryman > Worshipme

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Cryman, you lose all your credibility just for that statement .

Just here on the spot I can think of seven coolers that are better performers and on par/cheaper than the 9700.

Tuniq Tower 120
Xigmatek HDT-S1283
OCZ Vendetta 2
Thermalright ULTRA 120 eXtreme
Thermalright ULTRA 120
APACK ZEROtherm Nirvana NV-120
Noctua NP-U12P

WorshipMe > Cryman

And I didn't even cross into the meaning of your name .
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