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- Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 Like Share


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kspiess Jun 25, 09
Doesn't seem like the world's most original design -- but that's okay when it does such a good job.
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Redemption Jun 25, 09
That performance is definitely impressive. To me the design looks pretty good actually, I like that (now) conservative block and heatpipe style that Thermaltake and Noctua sort of "pioneered".
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Nu Wa Rocks Jun 25, 09
Too bad no fans can be mounted on it... Guess a case fan blowing directly on it would be the best situation.
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Zertz Jun 25, 09
quote Nu Wa Rocks
Too bad no fans can be mounted on it... Guess a case fan blowing directly on it would be the best situation.
You can mount a single fan on it, just not a second one
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hiigaran Jun 25, 09
so uhhhh, what? is this the best fan you guys have reviewed or what? it would be nice to have a ranking for the coolers (and i guess the rest of the hardware).

EDIT: so how does this match up to the fenrir? according to some guys review on that page, his i7 is at about 40 degrees, and this thing does a little more than 100 CFM on full power. which is better?
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Zertz Jun 26, 09
quote hiigaran
so uhhhh, what? is this the best fan you guys have reviewed or what? it would be nice to have a ranking for the coolers (and i guess the rest of the hardware).

EDIT: so how does this match up to the fenrir? according to some guys review on that page, his i7 is at about 40 degrees, and this thing does a little more than 100 CFM on full power. which is better?
If you take a look at the charts it's pretty obvious that the Fenrir is the best

Reviews done by customers on NewEgg and any other retailers are often far from accurate. With that said, 40C under load is impossible for an air cooled Core i7 and the noise generated by a 100 CFM is nowhere near tolerable
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Protostar1 Jun 26, 09
I am a computer noob, let me point that out to start.

However, aren't all of those on load temperatures pretty high? I mean 68 degrees at load on the stock sink seems mighty high. What is the unsafe temp level for CPUs? I would also assume OCing to 3.8ghz should be done with water cooling, but 77deg? That seems dangerous... Let me know the error of my ways
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hiigaran Jun 26, 09
unsafe levels are generally over 85 degrees. the temperature at chich the processor fails at varys from different chips, but it usually atarts at 90 degrees. however, a friend of mine had a laptop with a massive dust problem, and the processor was still running at 95 degrees...somehow.

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If you take a look at the charts it's pretty obvious that the Fenrir is the best
yes i could see that but i wasnt sure if the other fans that were being compared were one of the best or not.

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With that said, 40C under load is impossible for an air cooled Core i7 and the noise generated by a 100 CFM is nowhere near tolerable
well i think it might be possible if you have a strong and cool airflow in your case. that way, the 101.2 CFM the CPU cooler pushes would be cooler air, and hence be better at dissipating. and i think the cooler was at thirty something for the noise level. either way, i dont mind such noises. i like them (im not crazy...im special )
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Zertz Jun 26, 09
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yes i could see that but i wasnt sure if the other fans that were being compared were one of the best or not.
Ah okay, sorry. The Noctua is pretty much as good as it gets for cooling an i7.

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well i think it might be possible
Believe me, it isn't
I'll try to get a noise meter for the next review
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simsim44 Aug 1, 09
I have been using Titan product for years, their liquid cooling solutions, Bianca, Nikita, they are of lesser quality yet very effective, I see they are holding at par....I am suprised at the price, previuos products were at entry level prices.
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hiigaran Aug 2, 09
well i still think the $36 kingwin is still better value for money. its rated over 90 CFM, it uses heat pipe touch, and has the same looking heatsink as the fenrir. i think theyre roughly neck and neck, or with the fenrir a little further, but id still suggest the kingwins to this.

hey zertz, regarding you and the other reviewers who post here, when you guys first had one or two posts, i just thought you guys were just more new members. you guys should have some kind of tags to go along with the users, like (reviewer) or something.
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