LGA1366 Heatsink Testing Update

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tad2008 24th February 2010, 15:35 Quote
That Gelid cooler looks great value for money and a sound investment for those of us that like to keep out PC's cool and quiet.

All I need now is a graphics card that is just as quiet and am growing impatient waiting for see nvidia's offering to AMD/ATI's current line up, as I believe nvidia have a more rounded feature set to offer, plus better marketing, though I can't help but admire the AMD/ATI machine for it's achievements.
tonyd223 24th February 2010, 16:39 Quote
Please let us know how high these are...
Baz 24th February 2010, 16:54 Quote
Originally Posted by tonyd223
Please let us know how high these are...

How high what are tony? DO you mean the dimensions of the coolers? If so, a 1 second click through to the original reviews reveals that the GELID is 120 x 99 x 153 (W x D x H) with a fan and the Thermalright is 127 x 63 x 160mm (W x D x H) without a fan.
Waynio 24th February 2010, 18:09 Quote
That GELID heatsink looks a good performer and a very nice bargain :).

I still think the TRUE is the best air cooled heatsink ever though once it's lapped perfectly, bit of a pita to lapp but well worth doing, a true masterpiece of a heatsink, I can't see any company doing significantly better with such a size.

I would love it if thermalright made a special edition high version of the TRUE which could hold 2 x 120mm fans on both sides, I think that would be the only way to make it significantly better, but would only appeal to a small minority I expect so will probably never happen, but then again thinking of the gigantic 480mm radiators some have then why not, I'd love to see enthusiast air cooled heatsinks & would love to design a case around one, I prefer air cooling over water cooling, so much easier & safer for pc hardware maintenance, but I've had awesome results with my TRUE so I'm quite happy :).

Looking at the results of the new venomous it looks clear as day to me they are at the limit of design for the size of the heatsink so the only way to get impressively better results worthy of switching from a lapped TRUE is do a TRUEXL :).
ffjason 24th February 2010, 19:07 Quote
glad to see these fixed. nice one.
Dave_M 24th February 2010, 19:44 Quote
bit tech guys - you have to get a sample of the Prolimatech Megahalems. They are superb heatsinks.
HourBeforeDawn 24th February 2010, 19:50 Quote
ya the Venomous-X is still not worth it, given the price, its more of a marketing ploy to get fresh blood into the company then anything of any real value. I suppose you can only go so far on the current heatsink tech and they have pretty much hit their (Thermalright) limit.
johnvarenda 25th February 2010, 05:13 Quote
The posting is very nice and good that helps me.....
Xtrafresh 25th February 2010, 09:05 Quote
may i suggest fitting that same high-cfm fan to each heatsink that makes it possible in the future, and adding a medium-cfm fan aswell? This would really increase the value of the numbers in the chart.

kudos for catching the flaw and updating!
Yoy0YO 25th February 2010, 09:23 Quote
I DO like what you've done with the URL
rickysio 25th February 2010, 09:31 Quote
If it's FUB(eyond)A(ll)R(epair), then where are this numbers coming from? Beyond the grave? ;)

Well, at least those yelling about how the V-X rawks will quieten down...
Tanacel 25th February 2010, 12:06 Quote
See this makes me want a Gelid even more. But can you actually get one in the UK? I've ordered at Scan and got an out of stock email 3 days ago and Overclockers is also out of stock!

When you guys next review good kit, could you let me know in advance so i can order it before everyone else please : )
barndoor101 25th February 2010, 12:40 Quote
how loud was the high CFM fan on the venomous? how does it compare to the fenrir fan on high?
_Metal_Guitar_ 25th February 2010, 14:55 Quote
Go Titan TTC, getting one in a few days. Looks like a complete beast for the money.
JCBeastie 25th February 2010, 17:32 Quote
I reckon Thermalright have hit the limit of the efficiency of their tower designs, I put it down them still using a heatspreader/machined base. I'd expect to see an improvement if they embraced direct-touch heatpipe designs.

Of course someone with the money and the skills could try it! :P
Claave 26th February 2010, 14:07 Quote
Originally Posted by barndoor101
how loud was the high CFM fan on the venomous? how does it compare to the fenrir fan on high?

it was very loud, probably louder than the Fenrir's fan on max rpm, but both would be v hard to live with every day.
Cleggmeister 22nd April 2010, 22:18 Quote
Good on you Bit Tech/CPC for resolving this and going to the trouble of re-testing and posting the results. Most others would have swept it under the carpet...

Hats off!
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