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Kilauea August 26, 2009 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by Airshehan (Post 245373)
BTW, which heatsink is the best out of the three Kilauea listed?

There are many reviews on the subject, one of them was done at HWC, Review. The results vary a little in the different reviews which makes me think that they are equivalent, one will beat the other in such a system and lose in another one. But as many have said, if you do not wish to remove the mobo, the OCZ Vendetta would be the way to go.

Airshehan August 26, 2009 01:45 PM

By looking at this web page, it seems like the xigmatek is the best in terms of cooling!

OCZ Technology Intel LGA775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons - Vendetta 2 FrostyTech Review

Kilauea August 26, 2009 01:50 PM

As I said results vary from one system to another, but the 3 of them are very performant and well regarded.

Airshehan August 26, 2009 02:04 PM

Yeah, thanks Kilauea! I think I would go with the Xigmatek because of the low price and high performance! Does the bolt through kit make installation any easier? Does anyone know if I will have to remove the backplate of the stock heatsink to install the new heatsink? Thanks guys!

Kilauea August 26, 2009 02:08 PM

Unfortunatly I can only speak for the OCZ Vendetta II with my AMD computer, but based on what others have said, the only heatsink u will be able to install without removing the whole mobo is the Vendetta II.

Airshehan August 26, 2009 02:10 PM

Really? but what about the other two heatsinks you listed for me?

Jonwall August 26, 2009 02:12 PM

Personally i own a vendetta 2 and it works great with my phenom II.

Kilauea August 26, 2009 02:24 PM

The other 2 are also very good HSF, but apparently you need to remove the mobo in order to install them properly, but I will let someone who knows more than me confirm this because like Jon, my experience is limited to my Phenom II as far as those heatsinks are concerned.

JD August 26, 2009 02:26 PM

The only heatsink you could install without pulling the motherboard, is most likely the TRUE. It should be able to use the same backplate that's already installed, and that is of course assuming the backplate is stuck onto the motherboard and doesn't fall off when you unscrew the heatsink.

The Hyper 212 Plus uses it's own backplate and the threads may be different, so I'm not sure if it would work.

The Vendetta 2 and pretty much all Xigmatek stuff uses push-pins in which case the backplate needs to be removed.

Airshehan August 26, 2009 04:20 PM

@Kilauea, Thanks for everything!

@jdrom17, Are you sure the TRUE will be able to use the currently installed backplate? So let me get this straight, in order to install the Vendetta 2 and the Xigmatek, I will need to remove the backplate I have right now? Are there any other heatsinks like the TRUE? Is there any way of getting rid of the backplate without removing the motherboard? And, does anyone know how to remove the motherboard on the Dell XPS 630i? Is it an easy task to perform? Thanks guys!

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