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OCZ Vendetta 2

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murtoz 22nd August 2008, 09:49 Quote
*cough cough* thermalTAKE ultra-120 extreme!?!
nice review though :-)
[PUNK] crompers 22nd August 2008, 10:41 Quote
Could i ask exactly how difficult to install? I'm in the market for a new heatsink but if its going to break my motherboard installing the thing then i'll just get a Freezer 7 pro.
[USRF]Obiwan 22nd August 2008, 10:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by crompers
Could i ask exactly how difficult to install? I'm in the market for a new heatsink but if its going to break my motherboard installing the thing then i'll just get a Freezer 7 pro.

Well it almost does break the mobo in half seeing the pic on the Intel chip based board. Do it the right way and buy a noctua or u120 extreme
Burnout21 22nd August 2008, 11:12 Quote
that is a piss poor mount,

bindi dose the mount look as if it could be modified to be a bolt through, i can get a back plate made easy enough.
[PUNK] crompers 22nd August 2008, 11:13 Quote
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Obiwan]
Quote:
Originally Posted by crompers
Could i ask exactly how difficult to install? I'm in the market for a new heatsink but if its going to break my motherboard installing the thing then i'll just get a Freezer 7 pro.

Well it almost does break the mobo in half seeing the pic on the Intel chip based board. Do it the right way and buy a noctua or u120 extreme

out of budget mate
ParaHelix.org 22nd August 2008, 11:39 Quote
...Just another heatsink.
Bindibadgi 22nd August 2008, 11:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Burnout21
that is a piss poor mount,

bindi dose the mount look as if it could be modified to be a bolt through, i can get a back plate made easy enough.

Yes, like all LGA775 pushpin mounts can be modified: http://www.richardswinburne.net/2005/3
wuyanxu 22nd August 2008, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by murtoz
*cough cough* thermalTAKE ultra-120 extreme!?!
nice review though :-)
cough, cough :)

excellent performance for money though.
Jipa 22nd August 2008, 13:10 Quote
"Lets just make it even a bit more like the Xigmatek HDT-S1823 and it'll be better.." -OCZ team

Nah, it's just OEM-manufacturers and branding, but just seems kinda funny every now and then :)
naokaji 22nd August 2008, 15:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by crompers
Could i ask exactly how difficult to install? I'm in the market for a new heatsink but if its going to break my motherboard installing the thing then i'll just get a Freezer 7 pro.

all those towerheatsinks are a pain in the rear to install.
most cases (even with slideout mobotrays) require that you install the cooler inside the case since they are too high to slide the mob tray back in with the cooler installed (installing on mobo and then putting mobo is no option either since the access to one of the mainboard screws is not possible with the cooler installed).
also, everything gets in the way of each other part.
You have to put it on the mainboard without the fan installed, because otherwise you cant access the mounting mechanism. but then you have to go through the pain of attaching the fan, wich sucks because the nb heatsink will get in the way, then lets not forget that the fan and ram often creates spacing issues.
and then those stupid pushpins... slicing fingers on fins guaranteed (thx god for modding).


seriously, heatsinks are just too big for atx mainboards these days. watercooling ftw, ek supreme has none of those issues.
azrael- 23rd August 2008, 12:41 Quote
Hmm... What's the weight of this thing now? On the front page it's stated at 520g, which made me read the article in the first place, since I'm only interested in CPU coolers weighing a max. of about 500g. Then on the third page it's stated that the cooler weighs 746g, which makes sense since even the original Vendetta weighed about 600g. Confused I am...
Bindibadgi 23rd August 2008, 13:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
Hmm... What's the weight of this thing now? On the front page it's stated at 520g, which made me read the article in the first place, since I'm only interested in CPU coolers weighing a max. of about 500g. Then on the third page it's stated that the cooler weighs 746g, which makes sense since even the original Vendetta weighed about 600g. Confused I am...

Sorry!! My fault. It should be 746g. I had to redo the top of the first page due to an editing mistake and forgot to change it.
cpemma 23rd August 2008, 15:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by crompers
Could i ask exactly how difficult to install? I'm in the market for a new heatsink but if its going to break my motherboard installing the thing then i'll just get a Freezer 7 pro.
I've not heard of anybody damaging a board fitting this and similar sinks - you'd need to be really, really, clumsy. The danger is transporting a PC fitted with a tall, heavy sink held on by push-pins, so if you go to LAN parties transport it on its side or get a backplate.

To ensure the push-pins are correctly locked the HS instructions are likely to advise fitting the sink with the motherboard outside the case, so you can inspect the reverse side. This makes fitting very easy, though to fit the motherboard you then need a 6" screwdriver.

My Scythe Ninja 'B', used in thousands of systems, also relies on push-pins as-sold, and weighs 665g without fan. The Vendetta 2 Xigmatek HDT-S1283 is 600g without fan.
zoom314 27th August 2008, 18:05 Quote
Now all OCZ needs to do is try and get a fourth heatpipe in there and make It work correctly and have It support all AMD and Intel cpu sockets, Oh and a thermalright 775 bolt thru kit will work wonderfully and costs about $5 before ups here in the USA.
tomomi 23rd July 2009, 13:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Burnout21
that is a piss poor mount,

bindi dose the mount look as if it could be modified to be a bolt through, i can get a back plate made easy enough.

There is a backplate mount kit available from Xigmatek:
http://www.xigmatek.com/product/accessory-crossbow-adk-i7751.php

And it's only $10 (free ship) from newegg.com:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233027

cheers!
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