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Thermolab Trinity Review

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Deadpunkdave 19th January 2012, 12:21 Quote
Nice review as ever, thanks.

I don't know if just my eyesight by the keys on the thermal performance graph seem to have two identical boxes - the idle box doesn't look faded.
Blarte 19th January 2012, 12:33 Quote
On these tests, sure direct comparrisons ought to be used. If you include water sets, they should be the same price as the air cooled item.
Tattysnuc 19th January 2012, 12:35 Quote
Am I missing something? Page 2 reads:

LGA2011 test system:

Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition overclocked to 4.3GHz
using a vcore of1.285V

yet there's no LGA2011 results.... Eh?
SchizoFrog 19th January 2012, 13:27 Quote
Can you please do a review of the new cooler from GELID, the GX7 please?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gelid-solutions-gx7-high-performance-quiet-pc-cooler-7x-heatpipes-with-amd-and-intel-support

It is rare these days that coolers are designed with cases that have windows in mind and as far as I know it has been some time since a cooler was released with LED lighting.
A comparison with the Tranquillo REV.2 would be awesome.

Thanks.
xaser04 19th January 2012, 15:21 Quote
I do wish reviews such as this would include a section on the actual installation of the cooler itself. Bit used to do this but it seems to have fallen by the way side. It wouldn't even be that hard to add given that you have to install the thing anyway.....
Waynio 19th January 2012, 18:32 Quote
Dark rock pro still wins for good cooling & noise :).
Saivert 19th January 2012, 19:14 Quote
At least it doesn't occlude the RAM slot area unlike certain other coolers (Noctua NH-D14 I'm looking at you!)
kzinti1 19th January 2012, 19:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
Am I missing something? Page 2 reads:

LGA2011 test system:

Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition overclocked to 4.3GHz
using a vcore of1.285V

yet there's no LGA2011 results.... Eh?

I also noticed that. Plus, I backed up to the 1st page several times to make sure LGA2011 wasn't even listed in the compatibility chart.
I seriously doubt anyone would fail to use the very best cooler they could find on those overly expensive SandyBridge-Enterprise Edition cpu's, anyway. Certainly they wouldn't use this turkey even if it were compatible.
Apparently, this is just a very poor cooler. Regardless of the excellent CNC machining on the direct contact heat pipes. Something I've wondered about ever since I 1st saw this type of configuration.
There's no reason whatsoever why manufacturers should leave gaps between the heatsink and heat pipes this day and age. Other than to cheap out and save a buck or two. Luckily, I spotted that defect on the 1st direct-contact heatpipe cooler and have never bought one.
I would also like to see these air-coolers mounted on a motherboard, but, in this case, it certainly would not have helped since no one in their right mind would use one of these things. Especially since the critically acclaimed CoolerMaster Hyper 212 is available for $30.00 USD, or usually quite a bit less.
Thanks for the warning, err, review. Very nicely written.
Farfalho 19th January 2012, 22:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
Am I missing something? Page 2 reads:

LGA2011 test system:

Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition overclocked to 4.3GHz
using a vcore of1.285V

yet there's no LGA2011 results.... Eh?
+1

Nice to see something coming up good on the AM3+
ssj12 22nd January 2012, 06:13 Quote
what ever happened to the Frios being on these tests? It is a damn good cooler.
LennyRhys 22nd January 2012, 08:55 Quote
As Tatty says, not sure what happened to the LGA 2011 result, and the "idle" and "load" legend have exactly the same colour (to my eyes). Nice review though.
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