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Old 10-08-16, 05:39 PM
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CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

We've built a new test rig, and what better way to christen it than with a CPU Cooler Mega test...and we mean MEGA TEST.

CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

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Old 10-08-16, 06:32 PM
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Had a quick look..
dont see any AIO's in there as a comparison.. I think it would have been nice to see atleast 1-2 of the most popular ones in there, it would just round out the comparisons a bit better imo if you also factor noise efficiency and redundancy.
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Old 10-08-16, 06:36 PM
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Great article, good to see my D15 is still a beast in the air cooled department.

One small thing, while reading the D15 page I couldn't help but notice something wrong.

With the front fan installed you are though limited to standard height RAM.
This is actually not the case, the fan can be positioned forward due to the design of the mounting which allows for big RAM if you have the case clearance for the fan to protrude off the cooler.
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Old 10-08-16, 06:52 PM
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That explains all the hype around the Cryorig lot, good prices and performance there. Great to see so many all together in one place for comparison.
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Old 10-08-16, 06:53 PM
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The BeQuiet coolers are meant to be tightened from the back of the motherboard, not above and between the fins. No wonder you found it hard to do.. If you are saying that poor fitting is the reason they don't perform well, then the test results are not representative of the coolers performance.
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Old 10-08-16, 07:08 PM
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I bought the Be Quiet Dark Rock TF for the looks for the Lian Li Q10 build - was supriced that it placed so low.

Have the Raijintek Pallas on my living room rig cooling a G3258 and I thought it was great.
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Old 10-08-16, 08:22 PM
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It looks like the Raijintek Pallas dimensions are off. Instead of 153x68x150mm (HxWxD), it should be 153×150×68 mm [W×D×H].
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Old 10-08-16, 08:51 PM
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This sentence seems wrong

"The red bars represent the performance figure and the white bars represent the cost of the cooler. What you're looking for then is a cooler with a small red bar (low temps) and a white bar that is also as small as possible (lower price)."

To me it looks like the white bars are the temps, not the cost.
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Old 10-08-16, 09:05 PM
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Ι was able to fit the NHD15 with very tall RAM, I just lifted the fan up a bit. Also the reason I went Noctua instead of Cryorig was the fear of the fans beeing loud on the R1 ultimate that's all.. Besides I don't really mind the colours, being on a Sabertooth Motherboard...

Also, the performance of the i32...

Very nice writeup, also, testing all those coolers en masse... Terrible terrible idea :P


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Old 11-08-16, 12:19 AM
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Good review!
I don't think I have ever seen so many coolers in one review. (I'm sure that I haven't)
I applaud all of the work that had to have gone into its creation. This is something that should be pinned and referred to in the future.

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