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Old 10-28-2005, 12:18 AM   #1
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Wow...might just have to "stick" this....I don't think I have ever seen a sticky in C&C lol...tx for your time life.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:43 AM   #3
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wow, very nice!
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:44 AM   #4
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I have always wondered if that 'throw the thermal paste on and let the HS spread it for you' really works. According this the Xbit 9500 review it does. I might have to try that... I put too much paste on and I could probably lower my temps a bit. I want the 9500 Christmas is coming... anyone have some extra cash they want to spend? :laugh:
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:18 AM   #5
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No Scythe Ninja reviews...or Thermaltake Big Typhoon.......arggg.....hehehe

Nice start though!!
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:13 AM   #6
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Good work there..

This is anoter good source:
http://www.techzine.nl/exreviews/cat2/18


btw.. Which is best!!
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:16 AM   #7
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wow.... YHPM.
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Old 10-28-2005, 05:03 PM   #8
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Edited to include Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja, Thermaltake Big Typhoon, and Thermaltake Sonic Tower. Alphabetical by company.
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:34 PM   #9
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I'll look more closely at the reviews for the ThermalTake products later.

If you want my opinion, Citarella's reviews at OverClockers.com are the most "scientific" and reliable.

His review of the Ninja -- a month later than the review in August which drove me to the ThermalRight SI-120 -- is most revealing.

The Ninja marginally outperforms the SI-120 at the "top-end" of fan rpm and CFM -- with a minimum thermal resistance of 0.13 C/W in comparison to the SI-120's 0.14 C/W.

But also interesting, I think, is the same comparison at the "low-CFM / low-rpm" (low-noise) level, with the SI_120 marginally outperforming the Ninja -- 0.18 to 0.19.

I still cannot explain how my own setup shows a much lower TR value for the SI-120, but since I would've had to completely revise my motherboard duct for the Ninja -- as opposed to moving "up" from an XP-120 to an SI-120 -- I guess I'm not crestfallen with these more recent results.

You'll also notice another review in which they conclude that the XP-120 and SI-120 were virtually the same with the same performance. But that is a gross error -- born out in several other reviews and independent data.

I've posted a series of observations on my OC'd Prescott system and the SI-120, while we've had mixed "opinions" that AS5 either makes a difference or "cures gradually over time." Earlier, with the identical setup, Mosfet sinks and mobo duct, a room-ambient of 68F produced a CPU idle value of about 89F. It now bounces between 86F and 87F at the same room-ambient.

I guess that dispels another myth . . . .

A colleague who has a water-cooled system reviewed my own results, and agreed with me that single-digit differences from room-ambient in Celsius make anything but CHILLED water-cooling a waste of money in comparison to these new heatpipe coolers.

Last week, I sent my observations at several room-ambients to ThermalRight, concluding in a rhetorical question "What do you folks have on the drawing board for NEXT year?"

Bob, a tech-rep at ThermalRight, wrote back that something is definitely "in the works," that it's pretty good, but he can't let the cat out of the bag just yet.
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holy crap.

THANKS DUDE.
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thanks lifeguard
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Old 10-29-2005, 02:18 PM   #13
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Your welcome. I just added Thermaltake Blue/Golden Orb II Reviews...
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Old 10-29-2005, 02:37 PM   #15
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You are the man. STICKY.
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Old 10-29-2005, 02:47 PM   #16
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i guess this is for the ABSOLUTE lazy who don't kno how to use google, nicejob

hopefully this will prevent some threads on, "what do u think of this hsf"?, or "which hsf should i get"?
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I'll look more closely at the reviews for the ThermalTake products later.

If you want my opinion, Citarella's reviews at OverClockers.com are the most "scientific" and reliable.

His review of the Ninja -- a month later than the review in August which drove me to the ThermalRight SI-120 -- is most revealing.

The Ninja marginally outperforms the SI-120 at the "top-end" of fan rpm and CFM -- with a minimum thermal resistance of 0.13 C/W in comparison to the SI-120's 0.14 C/W.

But also interesting, I think, is the same comparison at the "low-CFM / low-rpm" (low-noise) level, with the SI_120 marginally outperforming the Ninja -- 0.18 to 0.19.

I still cannot explain how my own setup shows a much lower TR value for the SI-120, but since I would've had to completely revise my motherboard duct for the Ninja -- as opposed to moving "up" from an XP-120 to an SI-120 -- I guess I'm not crestfallen with these more recent results.

You'll also notice another review in which they conclude that the XP-120 and SI-120 were virtually the same with the same performance. But that is a gross error -- born out in several other reviews and independent data.

I've posted a series of observations on my OC'd Prescott system and the SI-120, while we've had mixed "opinions" that AS5 either makes a difference or "cures gradually over time." Earlier, with the identical setup, Mosfet sinks and mobo duct, a room-ambient of 68F produced a CPU idle value of about 89F. It now bounces between 86F and 87F at the same room-ambient.

I guess that dispels another myth . . . .

A colleague who has a water-cooled system reviewed my own results, and agreed with me that single-digit differences from room-ambient in Celsius make anything but CHILLED water-cooling a waste of money in comparison to these new heatpipe coolers.

Last week, I sent my observations at several room-ambients to ThermalRight, concluding in a rhetorical question "What do you folks have on the drawing board for NEXT year?"

Bob, a tech-rep at ThermalRight, wrote back that something is definitely "in the works," that it's pretty good, but he can't let the cat out of the bag just yet.
Yes Duck....
I also have had contact with Bob at ThermalRight...
Seems that this whole Zalman 9500 has sort of set everybody creative juices in motion.....
The Zalman 9500 is right up there with those other heatsinks....

I would tend to agree with you...
There are few if any sites that actually do a solid job or take the proper time necessary to do a proper review...
None of this slam bam thank you man review stuff.....

As usual I always enjoy your opinions and well thought out responses Duck!!

Now I am waiting for overclockers.com to review the zalman 9500~!~!
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:29 AM   #18
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Lifeguard now that you got this stickyed how bout adding a few other coolers (and keeping the rest up to date)
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:32 AM   #19
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lol its been STICKIFIED!! Well deserved
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Yes. Awesome sticky.
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:47 AM   #21
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Lifeguard now that you got this stickyed how bout adding a few other coolers (and keeping the rest up to date)
I plan to do just that.
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:09 PM   #22
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This is a great idea! Worth a sticky if it's updated and expanded.
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:54 PM   #23
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W00T! Yay sticky. Glad to see it. And I'll update my page as well. *eg*
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:25 AM   #24
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Nice.

Now how about some Swiftech reviews?
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:06 AM   #25
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Nice.

Now how about some Swiftech reviews?

Ommm, how does one say this? Swiftech was*the*hot item for CPU cooling two years ago.
They are still a high quality VG product but need driven air to even get close to a $28 XP-90.

Considering how inexpensive a VG/quiet cooling solution is being offered now, maybe a new HSF should be under the tree for the rig this Christmas.

OP, my hats off to you lifeguard1999. TYVM.

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