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Akasa Freedom Tower CPU Cooler Review

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rickysio 27th February 2010, 08:23 Quote
Too bad it's still far too high for my stock Compaq casing - my parents refuse to let me switch (casing). :(
tonyd223 27th February 2010, 09:22 Quote
Old cases allow you to upgrade without the parents or wife knowing what you're doing - as long as the ventilation is ok...
rickysio 27th February 2010, 09:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by tonyd223
Old cases allow you to upgrade without the parents or wife knowing what you're doing - as long as the ventilation is ok...

Huh?

I've upgraded the internal components, but having a good HSF that doesn't use a backplate (I can't be arsed to dismantle everything) that is under 140mm is nearly impossible in Singapore.
FelixTech 27th February 2010, 11:38 Quote
Anyone else seeing a colour scheme match with the Fractal case? :)
SchizoFrog 27th February 2010, 12:14 Quote
When I first saw this cooler I was quite impressed by its looks. Very simple but smart (if you can say that about a cooler). I like the fan housing especially. Its about time they used something better than a stupid and ugly piece of wire. On the whole I would definately consider this on my way to buy a Titan Fenrir.... Speaking of which, I just wish they would release a special blue edition.
tank_rider 27th February 2010, 12:18 Quote
Another good value cooler from Akasa, they seem to have things pretty well sorted in the tower cpu cooler field! Might have to invest in one of these myself to replace an old akasa 965 :)
Matticus 27th February 2010, 12:52 Quote
Well done to Akasa. This almost looks sleek enough to make me want to rip out my watercooling and go back to air, almost.
_Metal_Guitar_ 27th February 2010, 13:03 Quote
Titan all the way, but this does look damn sharp!
HandMadeAndroid 27th February 2010, 13:15 Quote
I just purchased the Nero a few weeks ago from the same company, excellent value for money when trying to squeeze a few more £'s out the budget :D
Otis1337 27th February 2010, 14:39 Quote
Titan Fenrir still king!
still a solid cooler and well priced i say.
thewelshbrummie 27th February 2010, 22:37 Quote
Any reason LGA 1156 isn't mentioned? Looks like a good option, especially if mounting is easier than anything else on the market... but I won't be interested unless it supports the 1156 socket as it's my most likely upgrade path when I next upgrade in a few years time.
rickysio 28th February 2010, 03:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by bit-tech

Supported Sockets: Intel: LGA775, LGA1156, LGA1366. AMD: Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3
Blanx3_Bytex 28th February 2010, 19:50 Quote
Is there a reason the Gelid tranquilo isnt in the comparison graphs?
Hazchem 28th February 2010, 21:58 Quote
Damn this thing is beautiful! Definitely considering it when I upgrade my cooler.
Adnoctum 1st March 2010, 00:40 Quote
I want one of these to go with my order of Freedom Fries and Liberty Steaks.

Great work to Asaka for keeping the "Freedom Tower" name alive: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/opinion/28sat3.html?_r=1

Thank goodness I'm happy under the American hegemony.
Anfield 1st March 2010, 16:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by thewelshbrummie
but I won't be interested unless it supports the 1156 socket as it's my most likely upgrade path when I next upgrade in a few years time.

Intel will have new sockets in 2011 anyway, so if you don't want to upgrade now I would not worry too much about the cooling.
Fizzban 19th March 2010, 12:29 Quote
I want!
metalgearhathaway 23rd April 2010, 23:34 Quote
I brought one for my i7 920, but clocked at 3.2ghz.

I also brought a xigmatek midgard case.

Disappointed that under those clocked settings my max sustained prime test hit an almighty 85c.

Would you expect it to be this hot at such a mild overclock?

Any help from anyone dealing with similar kit would be great!

I have all cooling fan bays filled, top bottom and additional in the dvd rom bays.

I would have thought a higher clock and lower temp?

Any help greatly appreciated!
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