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Old November 3, 2010, 06:20 AM
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Nice review AkG.

I don't think this is worth the $10 at all. Yeah, it's DAM GOOD, but it's WORST DAM VALUE.

I think these companies have hit a wall. They're trying to justify a price increase by adding features that don't add significance to performance. Perhaps this is the best we can do with air technology?
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Old November 3, 2010, 06:37 AM
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Nice one AkG. Wonder how it compares to the D14 though.
I have the same thought.....
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Old November 3, 2010, 08:20 PM
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So, one could say it's super mega cool? . seriously though they didn't even try with that name.

It really does seem like air coolers are hitting a bit of a wall, performance wise (short of using diamond or graphene instead of al/cu). Maybe more focus should be put into the fans.
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Old November 4, 2010, 06:31 AM
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So, one could say it's super mega cool? . seriously though they didn't even try with that name.

It really does seem like air coolers are hitting a bit of a wall, performance wise (short of using diamond or graphene instead of al/cu). Maybe more focus should be put into the fans.

They could use Silver too, that might give them a few more degrees...

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more like a fraction of a degree, which would likely be unmeasurable. Copper and Silver have very similar thermal conductivities, and copper isn't as dense. Though I guess it could be used as a marketing scheme, sounds like something apple would do, lol.
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Old November 4, 2010, 07:51 AM
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Nice review AKG, Proli show that they are still in the game while getting only few product out. Pretty sure Thermalright are unhappy about their old engi success ahah.


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Are you sure this cooler wasn't pre-owned? It looks like there's some blotches on the heatsink base. Those couldn't possibly be there from the manufacturer! ...

I'm not sure this cooler is worth the $$$ especially if it comes with no stock fan.
The original Megahalem was like 80$ when I get it and even without a fan it was worthyu since it was performing with low speed fan and acheive 4Ghz OC on a 860 from the first batch ( which are hard to OC ) Also, most of the cooler today come with crap fan so you still have to buy your own. Just buy some good fan that wou will use on all your various cooler for the next years and trash these stock fan


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They could use Silver too, that might give them a few more degrees...

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Would make the cooler so damn expensive But the look and the weight would be awesome.
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Nice review AKG, Proli show that they are still in the game while getting only few product out. Pretty sure Thermalright are unhappy about their old engi success ahah.




The original Megahalem was like 80$ when I get it and even without a fan it was worthyu since it was performing with low speed fan and acheive 4Ghz OC on a 860 from the first batch ( which are hard to OC ) Also, most of the cooler today come with crap fan so you still have to buy your own. Just buy some good fan that wou will use on all your various cooler for the next years and trash these stock fan




Would make the cooler so damn expensive But the look and the weight would be awesome.
Right now yeah, but a while back Silver was inexpensive. I would love to see a Tower Air cooler made out of Silver.

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more like a fraction of a degree, which would likely be unmeasurable. Copper and Silver have very similar thermal conductivities, and copper isn't as dense. Though I guess it could be used as a marketing scheme, sounds like something apple would do, lol.
Copper: 401 W/m-k
Silver: 429 W/m-k

I think it would be more than a fraction of a degree.
But until someone actually does it, we will never know.

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Right now yeah, but a while back Silver was inexpensive. I would love to see a Tower Air cooler made out of Silver.

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It would for sure would look more than awesome and fit with any color

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Copper: 401 W/m-k
Silver: 429 W/m-k

I think it would be more than a fraction of a degree.
But until someone actually does it, we will never know.

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AkG could e-mail proli and ask for a silver versionMaybe they would do it.
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