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LGA775 Heatsink Group Test

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TimB 21st March 2007, 16:47 Quote
No big suprise there, Zalman is "top-dawg" these days. It was interesting however to see that there wasn't much difference between full fan and half fan.
Marquee 21st March 2007, 16:50 Quote
Yeah go Zalman. What really shocked me was how bad the Thermalfly F1 cooler did. I personally think Thermalfly need more thermal engineers.
AlexB 21st March 2007, 17:25 Quote
Anyone got a pic of the Noctua NH-U12F on a motherboard, or know which way round it fits?

I have a 650i board, and it will no longer fit in my case with the Big Typhoon cooler on, as the cooler hangs over the edge of the mobo - does the Noctua NH-U12F fit parallel to the rear of the board (with the ports etc) or away from it?

Cheers,
al.
DarkLord7854 21st March 2007, 17:49 Quote
Slight mistake in the chart at the bottom of the last page, there's the 9700 three times and the 9500 only once ;)

And is it me or is the chart totally different then the bar graph? O.o
Mother-Goose 21st March 2007, 17:56 Quote
Good review but I do feel the fact that the Scythe Ninja and the Freezer 7 were left out was a bit disappointing as these two (possibly?) the most used coolers by us enthusiasts (and the Freezer 7 is one of the cheapest performers too). Overall, a good review but lacking two heavy hitters. Everyones a critic huh.
Bindibadgi 21st March 2007, 18:09 Quote
This isn't a definitive round up by all means, it's just a group test of several LGA heatsinks. The Freezer 7 has been out a while also ;)

We've been round CeBIT looking for new ones coming to market and the next group test should have some new faces in it :)
dragontail 21st March 2007, 18:57 Quote
Good work guys on the review. One nag is that the performance of even the best performing cooler in this roundup pales to the Scythe Infinity, Thermalright Ultra 120 and the Tuniq Tower 120, so I wouldn't recommend buyers to buy any of the coolers reviewed really.
Jipa 21st March 2007, 19:04 Quote
I'm surprised only by the "9500 makes less noise than 9700"-part. Ofc there could always be more coolers in such roundups, but cmon they're just humans after all :) Good to see you had the temperature deltas there instead of just CPU-temperatures. That's the way to go.

Looking forward for more of these! One interesting cooler would be the smaller Noctua. (92 mm model)
rowin4kicks 21st March 2007, 19:31 Quote
good review guys was looking for a cheap and quiet cooler for my friends new pc and looks like the zalman is the way to go just for the pure sex looks lol
Naberius 21st March 2007, 19:45 Quote
I had a zalman cnps9500, and im sorry to say i found it complete rubish, swapped with a freezer 7, processor is a lot cooler now, and the overall sysem noise is far less. May just be my experiences, but i certainly cant recommend it.
Major 21st March 2007, 19:57 Quote
Thermalright 120 Ultra > All. :)
Mother-Goose 21st March 2007, 20:19 Quote
Just because its old bindi, i dunno :P I did like the review though, looking forward to pt2
Jipa 21st March 2007, 21:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naberius
I had a zalman cnps9500, and im sorry to say i found it complete rubish, swapped with a freezer 7, processor is a lot cooler now, and the overall sysem noise is far less. May just be my experiences, but i certainly cant recommend it.

I've seen many cases when the base of the 9500 has been twisted and thus hasn't had good contact with the CPU. Are you sure the problem wasn't this with your 9500?
SaII 21st March 2007, 21:26 Quote
Wheres Tuniq Tower?
specofdust 21st March 2007, 22:22 Quote
This is a very useful little review, but it really needs the scythe infinity or ninja added to it ASAP, and maybe the TT as well - since those are quite often considered to be the very best air coolers out there.
The_Head 21st March 2007, 23:09 Quote
Using a Zalman 9500 here on my e6600, got good temps, does pretty well in the review too, would like to see it compared to a Scythe Ninja though.
Duste 21st March 2007, 23:21 Quote
What excellent timing to do a review on the ASUS Silent Square Pro! I was already seriously thinking about buying one, and now I definately will. ;D
r4tch3t 22nd March 2007, 01:44 Quote
Right now I am looking into an air cooler, perfect timing. Will probably get the 9700. Nice review ;)

EDIT: Whats the difference between the black 9700 and the normal one? Apart from color?
Jipa 22nd March 2007, 07:40 Quote
The color of the leds and the price. The version without the blue leds costs more.
TMM 22nd March 2007, 10:38 Quote
The review is sorely missing some form of noise comparison (or use the same fan on each, which is not possible here due to the non standard fans on most coolers), and an overall conclusion. The Noctua is the best cooler there imo. I think you will find it might outperform the Zalman in low airflow configurations.
TimB 22nd March 2007, 12:44 Quote
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The review is sorely missing some form of noise comparison
I noticed that too. You talked about sound levels in comparison to each other but the bar graph was missing any decibal measurement. Would have like to have seen that included.
tuteja1986 23rd March 2007, 01:07 Quote
Thermalright Ultra 120 Plus with Scythe S-Flex fan = 1st
or
Tuniq Tower 120 = 2nd

Both of them could beat any thing in the market ;(
Fly 23rd March 2007, 15:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimB
I noticed that too. You talked about sound levels in comparison to each other but the bar graph was missing any decibal measurement. Would have like to have seen that included.

Sound measurement is not as simple as placing a SPL meter in front of the equipment tested. As i have said before subjective opinions are better than decibel readings as the latter are considered inaccurate unless under strict testing conditions (an Anechoic or Hemi-anechoic chamber).
daveppeters 25th March 2007, 21:56 Quote
How does the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro compare to these coolers? I am curious about sound levels as well as performance.
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