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Old 04-06-2009, 10:24 PM   #21
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You don't need to buy a fan and back plate separately. This includes one: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V and it's only $39.99.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:03 AM   #22
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If you're gonna spend $65 dollars on a cooler you may as well get a TRUE.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/56...l?tl=g40c14s52
This man speaks the truth, for all the reviews and fanboy bias the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme when coupled with a high CFM fan is still the most efficient cooler on the market imo, if you want cooling and are not worried about price the get a TRUE
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:55 AM   #23
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If you're gonna spend $65 dollars on a cooler you may as well get a TRUE.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/56...l?tl=g40c14s52
$20 more for a cooler that probably only gets you a few degrees better cooling...? meh, I'd just stick with the Xigmatek...
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:46 PM   #24
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If you're gonna spend $65 dollars on a cooler you may as well get a TRUE.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/56...l?tl=g40c14s52
LOL @ Xig. lovers, they get owned by the lapped and washer modded TRUE

Cabbs, ATF and me are speaking from experience. I even owned an OCZ Vendetta (Xig copy) before.
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LOL @ Xig. lovers, they get owned by the lapped and washer modded TRUE

Cabbs, ATF and me are speaking from experience. I even owned an OCZ Vendetta (Xig copy) before.
people are Xig lovers because they are good coolers that are cheap and deliver top notch performance while requiring no maintenance or modding, not everyone wants to lap their cpus and coolers, some people would rather just buy something and just slap it in...

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The "True" doesn't even rank in the top 5 on FrostyTech:

Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks Charts
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I don't like Frostytech's reviews because:

1: There's no standardized fan they use across tests for different coolers
2: The tests are synthetic, meaning they don't use an actual CPU.

The TRUE is not the best cooler for low heat loads (like 45nm CPU's running low voltage), but they scale very well with a high heat load (overclocked quads) and a 1200 RPM fan or above. The bases aren't the greatest, but when lapped the TRUE is a top-notch performer.
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Xigmatek HDT S1283

Best price to performance ratio out there. Is within a few degrees C of the TRU 120, which costs cover $100 easily.
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I don't like Frostytech's reviews because:

1: There's no standardized fan they use across tests for different coolers
2: The tests are synthetic, meaning they don't use an actual CPU.
1. Of course they don't use a "standard" fan. They use the one that comes with the coolers.

2. I'd trust a synthetic test as it uses a standard, measurable load for all coolers to show how they perform under the exact same circumstances.

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The point of synthetic thermal testing is to remove the variations in heat loads generated by a CPU, as heat production is interconnected with its moment-by-moment processing work load. From our experience, synthetic thermal testing provides a more accurate and reproducible sets of results than testing with actual processors running in a system environment.
FrostyTech Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Test Platforms

Many of the better review sites use synthetic tests over "real world" testing to remove the many variables involved.
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I think it's a good idea that they use the fans that come with the coolers. That way you get a better idea of what to expect. Most people use the fans that come with the heatsink.
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