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^ second that


except for the 8 feet part... 8 inches would be better

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ahslan

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^ third that!

its a great heatsink and its cheaper than the one you were looking at...

Xigmatek also has a cheaper version (92mm instead of 120mm) of that same heatsink...
 

kbits

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Great cooler, but I don't think the push pins design is safe for those tower cooler. Even if it is full alu, it still kinda heavy.

I know of two different model of tower cooler using push pins design that got knocked off from the motherboard while moving the computer in a shipping box. While it's still possible that the box got hit pretty hard in the shipping, it seem to me a backplate with screws design is a much better idea here.

Push pins works fine for the Intel stock cooler weight/size though.
 

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This is the number that you want to beat.
Thermal Resistance: 0.17°C/Watt
Anything higher is a waste of your money.
If this number is not given, move along.

Oh by the way this is from the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, $32 retail.
$34 shipped

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Thermal Resistance ‧ 0.16 ℃/W
$44 shipped

$10 for .01 Degrees C/W at best a cooling of 2 Degrees C, to me it's not worth the hassle of install and expense.

Scythe SCINF-1000 120mm CPU Cooler Thermal Resistance unknown price higher than prior units of know capability.

Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler
Thermal Resistance 0.16 - 0.21 °C / W from web site, $57.58 delivered.
Again over priced and a pain in the ass installation.

Bang for buck winner here, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro.
Why bother with anything else?
 

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I had to make a decision between the tuniq tower 120 and the thermalright 120. Chose the tuniq tower as it was value for money. If you're good with your hands you will find the installation easy. I did.

You have to take of the motherboard and stick some plate underneath it. Then put springs on each screw that will go into each hole on the actual heatsink then screw onto the motherboard. It's easy.
 

Evilonigiri

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Tuniq tower is an excellent cooler, no doubt about that. It's just that you can get a better cooler, namely the Xigmatek, for the price. The Xigmatek beats, or at least matches, the Tuniq tower for a lower price, so go for the Xigmatek S1283.
 

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Either of these bolt thru kits will work. Makes the install and retention a lot better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.html
 

modtech

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Does anyone have any experience with the Xigmatek cooler on an AM2 system? I'm willing to bet the stock AM2 clip is sufficient.