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Old January 26, 2009, 09:09 AM
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Yeah money never seems to be an issue with most people, lets be honest if it worked well, I'd buy it and I've been buying Thermalright forever and price was never an issue to me.

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Casting a Pure SIlver Waterblock would be the Ultimate in Thermal Transfer (its not 'That' much better than Copper , but in the age where degrees count, it would work).

I wait to see someone do this, would make me all happy inside!

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It's a structural issue as well - silver is much softer than copper, so it's hard to say how it would hold up in the long run.

Nice review, more options for i7 cooling are always welcome right now. I'm kind of surprised at how little impact a second fan seemed to be having on the temps, especially on a dense-fin setup like the TRUE. Makes me think there's a thermal bottle-neck between the IHS and the heatsink. No issues with thermal paste spread, huh?
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Old January 26, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Casting a Pure SIlver Waterblock would be the Ultimate in Thermal Transfer (its not 'That' much better than Copper , but in the age where degrees count, it would work).

I wait to see someone do this, would make me all happy inside!

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Old January 27, 2009, 04:47 AM
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Been there, done that.

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Hmmmm Not bad at all, not mainstream though yet... As I've not seen TT, ST or Kool offerning anything similar (although Koolance has a Gold Plated GPU Cooler.)
I think the internal structure would need some modification to be more practical, but very cool nonetheless, I never knew it was done.

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The TRUE is somewhat infamous for it’s normally uneven/grooved base plate and can benefit tremendously from an evening of quality lapping. Great fun, for the first ~ 10 minutes, but after an hour you start to wonder why they didn’t do this at the factory, especially in light of the somewhat premium price

I’d be more than a little leery about powering 2 fans from my motherboard and would suggest powering the 2 fan setup with two adapters, like these.

3-pin to 4-pin Adapter - FrozenCPU.com

I’m sure you’ve all laid your eyes on Thermalright’s “Limited Edition” true copper beast.

Thermalright "Limited Edition" TRUE Copper Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 775 / LGA 1366* / AM2 / Xeon*) - FrozenCPU.com

Only problem with that jewel is that your motherboard has to support all that weight.
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Unless you're running real screamers, or a really second-rate motherboard, shouldn't be too much trouble to power two fans off the motherboard. Most mobo headers are good for half an amp, and many are rated for a full amp.
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thanks. orderd

And I've been powering Sanyo Denki's off mobo's since NF2 days. Never had a problem with it.

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