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Danamics LMX Superleggera Cooler Review

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poldo 14th May 2010, 08:33 Quote
I love the fan installation - other heatsink manufacturers should adopt that method rather than the pesky rubber nipples or the wires but as for the rest that this cooler offers, meh - promising though but not practical.
Picarro 14th May 2010, 08:35 Quote
Aww.. I was looking forward to this review, but it is sadly disappointing.
rickysio 14th May 2010, 08:47 Quote
Seems like they made the contact block far too thick.
xaser04 14th May 2010, 08:58 Quote
£98 and it doesn't come with fans.... seriously?!

Why would anyone buy this over something like the H50 or Fenrir?!

Its too expensive to go up against Air coolers (including the H50 for arguements sake) and too crap to go up against a proper water cooling loop (which is similarly priced).
lacuna 14th May 2010, 09:16 Quote
It has proved that the concept works though, it just needs some refinement
mi1ez 14th May 2010, 09:41 Quote
Not £100 worth of cooling. I'm not hanging 1.1kg of my motherboard. For that price (as stated) you can start looking at water cooling.
Phalanx 14th May 2010, 09:52 Quote
I applaud Danamics for trying something new, and I only hope other companies are watching this and refine their designs based on this (the fan mounting system is a stroke of genius!). I reckon a few refined versions and this could become quite a nice option for cooling.
Nitrix 14th May 2010, 10:18 Quote
meh just watercool it :P
Cyberpower-UK 14th May 2010, 10:54 Quote
I had it beating the LMX (before supperleggra) XG H1216 (Same as Alpenfohn) by 5C and the Xigmatec Thor's Hammer by 2C and beaten by RS240, XSPC Delta V3 & 750lph XSPC Dual Bay Pump/Res by 5C.

We have had problems with V8 coolers shacking lose in transit so I can imagine the damage it could cause.

Make it lighter, make the base direct core contact and improve the fin arrangement and it could draw level with water cooling price/performance. For now it is for those who want something different.
Bobinator2000 14th May 2010, 11:13 Quote
I think direct heat pipe contact (like the fenrir) would push the temps much further down.
Maybe there will be a V.2 or something.
Hustler 14th May 2010, 11:19 Quote
"In short there’s simply no reason you would choose the LMX over the huge variety of far cheaper, and superior performing, conventional heat pipe coolers already on the market."


Don't underestimate the desire of Pc nerds to show everyone that they have the biggest and best in their cases..

Think of all those sexy photos they can post on the message boards of fellow nerds and all the admiring love in comments it will draw from fellow nerds.....ePeeN RuLeZ....
Redkachina 14th May 2010, 11:39 Quote
Disappointing Am2+ performance..
If only it's as good as a WC setup with a 240 rad lol..
I would exchange it with my current WC.. :p
Baz 14th May 2010, 12:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Redkachina
Disappointing Am2+ performance..
If only it's as good as a WC setup with a 240 rad lol..
I would exchange it with my current WC.. :p

I think we all would! Sadly while the tech really does work (we unplugged the power while it was working to check - temps shot up) the price/benefit ratio just doesn't pay off.
Cepheus 14th May 2010, 16:52 Quote
Not a bad review :)
Farfalho 14th May 2010, 17:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustler
"In short there’s simply no reason you would choose the LMX over the huge variety of far cheaper, and superior performing, conventional heat pipe coolers already on the market."


Don't underestimate the desire of Pc nerds to show everyone that they have the biggest and best in their cases..

Think of all those sexy photos they can post on the message boards of fellow nerds and all the admiring love in comments it will draw from fellow nerds.....ePeeN RuLeZ....

But in this case they won't have the best....

I was looking forward to this cooler become the king although I couldn't afford it. Oh well, back to the drawing board
Fabou 14th May 2010, 17:55 Quote
They won't have the best but the newest. Their is no bigger pleasure for a geek that explaining how complicated is the new "technologie" he just installed in his PC.
HourBeforeDawn 14th May 2010, 18:40 Quote
they waited to long, they needed to release this during the 775 socket era but now all the other cooler companies have improved on their performance so this didnt fair to well but still a neat concept.
Cupboard 14th May 2010, 20:42 Quote
reminds me of metal cooled nuclear subs. Nice in theory but in practice rather rubbish.

So this cooler clearly does *something*, is it a rubbish attempt at something which will take cooling by force, or is it destined to always be a bit meh?
Farting Bob 15th May 2010, 12:43 Quote
At the end of the day the weakest point of the cooling system is always going from the heatsink to the air around it. You can only improve that by having more surface area and blowing more air over it. Heatsinks have largely gotten to the point where you just arent going to get any better without making it even bigger or having 2 high speed large fans.
Phil Rhodes 15th May 2010, 12:52 Quote
Oh, so they've filled it with NaK, eh. Yes, that's nuclear reactor coolant. I hope nobody ever breaches one of these, because in the presence of even trace quantities of water you will have a flammable metal fire on your hands.
TSR2 15th May 2010, 12:53 Quote
So liquid metal's good for a nuclear reactor, bad for CPU's. Just a question, is your test rig flat onto a bench? If its vertical, perhaps the cooler's massive weight would pull it somewhat off the CPU? Or perhaps I am just seeing faces in smoke.
SuicideNeil 15th May 2010, 19:10 Quote
A relevent point^, but you have to concider that 99.9% of people have a vertical mobo in their PC, so assuming it was mounted correctly with the fittings in the test rig, those are the results that normal users would see too more or less.

I wanna see some peltier cooling setups....
Skiddywinks 15th May 2010, 21:55 Quote
Do it again, only with direct touch heatpipes (not only are they not touching, but there is a ridiculous amount of material between the chip and the pipes. They didn't even try and make it thin!), and I would be very interested in a review...
Chocobollz 16th May 2010, 17:51 Quote
Danamics LMX Superlagger? Ok, that's something new! X-)
hyperion 16th May 2010, 19:16 Quote
Gotta love their sarcasm though, superleggera meaning "superlight" while their cooler is 1.1kg. They must have been thinking your pockets are going to be superlight after buying this cooler.
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