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Old 04-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #31
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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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Many of the better review sites use synthetic tests over "real world" testing to remove the many variables involved.
It is true that variables are eliminated, but it seems that everyone I've heard from that has both heatsinks, the TRUE performs better than the S1283. It may be only a "few degrees", but that's a pretty significant difference to me. The only Xigmatek heatsink that was really spot-on with the TRUE is their new Thor's Hammer, which is a pretty wicked-looking cooler.

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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.
I agree with this, but I think it would be good if they also tested both heatsinks with the same fan just so we know how they perform on equal footing.

That's just my opinion on this.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:40 PM   #32
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In any real world use, "a few degrees" is absolutely nothing.

Now, if your talking about the extreme overclockers that want bragging rights to having the fastest, coolest thing around, then I guess "a few degrees" takes on some significance.
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In any real world use, "a few degrees" is absolutely nothing.

Now, if your talking about the extreme overclockers that want bragging rights to having the fastest, coolest thing around, then I guess "a few degrees" takes on some significance.
But you're talking to an overclocker here
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:52 PM   #34
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Aren't most heatsinks designed to work best with the fans that they come with?
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But you're talking to an overclocker here
Yea, but does the difference between 40 and 43 make or break your overclock?
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Yea, but does the difference between 40 and 43 make or break your overclock?
No, but it floats or sinks my boat

Anyway, it doesn't really matter. I was just throwing in my .02, I took it a little overboard though.

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Aren't most heatsinks designed to work best with the fans that they come with?
I would imagine to some extent, like low-noise heatsinks coming with low-RPM fans. A lot of heatsink manufacturers don't make their own fans, but go to a supplier instead.
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Yea, but does the difference between 40 and 43 make or break your overclock?
not significantly at lower overclocks but it can be contributary when you're running 5+GHz at ~max thermal limit and higher temps, those 3 can be critical to stability

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No, but it floats or sinks my boat
Mine too, that's the difference between serious overclockers and the "general public" imo

Lapping a cpu IHS and/or a heatsink base isn't a "chore" to a true overclocker, it is a labour of love

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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...

+1 ...

Actually I really like the

AC freezer 7 as mentioned before

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

Its a great cooler for the money!
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Lapping a cpu IHS and/or a heatsink base isn't a "chore" to a true overclocker, it is a labour of love

+1 man points.

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+1 ...

Actually I really like the

AC freezer 7 as mentioned before

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

Its a great cooler for the money!
Sweet. I'm wicked nice with the advice.
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I have the AC Freezer 64 Pro on my Phenom II X3 720. The thing works like a charm.
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