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Old March 2, 2009, 10:57 AM
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Q9450 should produce less heat than the Q6600. What we were trying to show was cooler performance on hotter running chips which in turn means that cooler running 45nm chips SHOULD get better results.
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How is the noise with this beast?
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Old March 2, 2009, 11:12 AM
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Well you'll have to colour me mildly unimpressed. It's not bad #'s, but for the size of this thing, and the inclusion of a tec (allbeit a small one), I expected better.

It's half the price of a custom loop (currently seeing $140), but I doubt it'd match a H2O-220 (if a person could find one).

Maybe I'm just a bit jaded after running WC for so long.........
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Old March 2, 2009, 11:13 AM
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Cooler Master made us aware that there were some major price drops on this unit. Pricing across Canada now stands between $130-$140.
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Old March 2, 2009, 11:25 AM
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Well you'll have to colour me mildly unimpressed. It's not bad #'s, but for the size of this thing, and the inclusion of a tec (allbeit a small one), I expected better.

It's half the price of a custom loop (currently seeing $140), but I doubt it'd match a H2O-220 (if a person could find one).

Maybe I'm just a bit jaded after running WC for so long.........
Very True Wilson, however it does have some advantages over the WC setup.
This beast can run passive in the event of Fan Failure.
IT will never leak, I doubt it could condense anything anywhere, and for those who don't want to touch WC, it is the next best thing.

You're not Jaded. You know what you like. Much like Everyone can Try and Tell me to buy a Corsair PSU, but since I've never had issues with my Ultra's I'll never switch or be told otherwise lol.

Its all good in the end.

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Old March 2, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Time is money and for me the amount of time spent installing a water cooling system means its cost is far too high to justify. However, if you count it as a hobby, water cooling is a great way to spend your free time...
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Old March 2, 2009, 11:44 AM
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Hurray for modding in a review.
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Old March 2, 2009, 11:55 AM
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The only thing that was changed is the $/cooling chart as the actual price drop happened BEFORE the review went live...we just didn't see it. ;)
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Think I would still go with a TRUE if I were to get a new cooler. If it were in the same price as the TRUE then I would reconsider. I see from Sky's post that it has come down in price....will have to come down a little more for me.

I think I would also wait for a new revision...the reviews I have seen have all mentioned the potential of the TEC if it were to kick in...perhaps CM will release a model that requires a little less heat to activate.

Nonetheless it is a very interesting product and a great review...appreciated the mod too!
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Too bad it won't even fit in my case. Modded it looks like a great HSF. Unmodded, it is pretty meh IMO.
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