Big Typhoon = Big Concern

Kapak

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As I was ending up taking the Ttake Big Typhoon, I saw that some people were worried about the weight and the lever force that that beast applies on the CPU on a vertical board(tower type case). With it's ~820g and a height of 103mm, it's quite big if you compare it to the Thermalright XP-120(~370g w/o fan) or even the SI-120(~400g w/o fan).

For the height, I agree that both are pretty much the same, but their weight isnt transfered on the CPU the same way. It seems to me(and not only me) that the SI-120 or the XP-120 is better in terms of not damaging the CPU due to a misbalancing of the HSF. The center of gravity is closer to the CPU on the XP/SI-120, thus lowering the lever effect. A little concern I had is that on the compatibility list of Thermalright, they say this:
LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D First PCI-e slot blocked by Heatpiples
If I take the Thermalright HS, Ill need a fan, and I thought buying a 120mm Thermoflow from Vantec. By looking at the performance, the airflow would be the same @1300rpm and the Vantec fan wouldnt make that much more noise.
I dont care much since I would just use the second PCI-e slot for my vid card.


Basically, I'm thinking about buying the XP-120 with the Vantec TF12025(Thermoflow) fan to put on. If somebody has any advice on this situation, please raise your hand.



Darn, I hope somebody understands what Im trying to say. :?
 

shawnlizzle =]

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the si-120 is still very heavy and as you stated, need an extra fan. if i were you, i would get the si-120 even if it is more expensive in the end. why? cuz the bt is a pain in the arse to install (i have one) and if you don't install it right, it might cause damage to your mobo
 

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Is it the big typhoon will do damage to the CPU as it too heavy. I already install for it! Is it really will do damage to CPU?? And the cooler that I bought seen like not very work. I bought it for the overclocking but now the full load for my CPU 3Ghz alr reach 55-60(depend room temp). Like that still can overclocking ? Can give me suggestion please
 

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I dont care much since I would just use the second PCI-e slot for my vid card
Remember that the video card is x16 PCIe, only one PCIe x16 slot on standard motherboards; 2 PCIe x16 slots on SLI motherboards.

Not only will using the card on a x1 PCIe slot (which the 2nd one will be; 3rd is x16 on SLI boards) slow your card down to a snails pace making it totally pointless; it physically wont fit.

If you are using a non-SLI motherboard and your first PCIe slot is blocked, you wont be able to isntall a PCIe graphics card ATALL.

So if you are going to plump for the Ttake; check their website to see if tis verified for use on your mobo.

Although I'd just go for a Thermalright. Very nice coolers.
 

Kapak

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On the Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D, there are 2 x16 slots for SLI, but the board is not certified by Nvidia. You can enable it with the "pencil trick", which I dont plan to do anyway.
Thermalright says that it blocks the first PCI-e slot, which is the x4, not the x16 and I hope they were talking about the x4. You can look at this pic. I think I'll send them an email and ask, just to be sure.


And for the Big Typhoon, its not 100% sure it'll do damage to it. But its still 820g that pushes on the CPU. Dunno if after a certain time the pins underneath wont be damaged because of the weight.

*EDIT*
Hmm, well minutes after I wrote that post, I found this thread on the dfi-street forums. Still, I'm not really sure it blocks the x4 slot. Im writting an email at thermalright atm.
 

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That's why I'll never buy a Thermaltake product. All their stuff, for lack of a better phrase, is half-assed. The mounting scheme at least for the K8 platform (I'm not 100% sure if the intel mount is similar) is pitiful and I cannot believe they still haven't changed the design of it.

I use the Zalman 7700cu cooler. While it's one of, if not the heaviest sink out (over 900g), the mount design is solid and the sink itself ensures a good, stable contact with the cpu.
 

Kapak

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Oh, and btw, I sent that email and received an answer from them, here it goes:

Hi,



For both SI-120 and XP-120, it’s the PCI-e x4, the slot(on the DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D mobo) in between CPU socket and graphic card that can be blocked by the heatpipes. But you can still use the slot for the graphic card without a problem.



Thank you for your inquiry.

Best regards,
Hank Peng
Customer Relations/ Sales Representative
 

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