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Old June 29, 2008, 01:36 PM
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I too like the push pin setup. I reviewed 22 heatsinks and my favorites were those that used push pins since they are the easiest to mount effectively. All it takes is a few seconds of patience to properly line them all up before pushing them down.

As for the Arctic Freezer 7 PRO, it smokes the Ninja. It is the best possible cooler made under $40 and it atleast keeps a Quad under 75C overclocked.
Only problem with the ACF 7 is it can be a bit noisy under load.
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Old June 29, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Hmmmm....sounds interesting. I may have to get one and compare it to my Xigmatec.
Check AkG's Xigmatech review, the Ninja Copper comes in 3rd in most tests, IIRC.

Is this the best HSF on the market? Nope. Is it quiet? Yes. Am I pleasantly suprised at my load temps with my "mild" 4.0 Ghz over clock? You betcha.

I like the look of copper and wanted something quieter than my previous Zalman and OCZ heatsinks. This does the trick nicely.
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The ACF7 isn't the best cooler under $40 anymore with the intro of HDT coolers. I wish they had those when I bought my Ninja
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I prefer the AC F7Pro to the Ninja as well. I haven't used the copper version, but the F7Pro is substantially cheaper and easier to install, in my experience.

I'm basing this on the fact I was getting F7Pros for $16-$20 for several months compared to the several Ninjas I bought, which were $30-$35.
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Only problem with the ACF 7 is it can be a bit noisy under load.
Actually it is very noisy under load.

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The ACF7 isn't the best cooler under $40 anymore with the intro of HDT coolers. I wish they had those when I bought my Ninja
Ok, then it is the best possible cooler under $25 since it is routinely found on sale for that or less...........
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Old June 29, 2008, 09:32 PM
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What CPUs are you guys putting the AC F7Pro on ? Overclocking at all ?

I've never found it to be loud except when OCing Quads, personally.
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Old June 29, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Oh believe me the ACF7P gets loud...since it's summer and I have such a high OC. I've had to lower my OC so the noise is bearable and temps are OK.

Also, the price difference between the ACF7P and the new HDT coolers are not very significant, so it isn't a very attractive option anymore...but it once was THE budget cooler to have and I'm glad I did get one.
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I have my E3110 @ 3.33 GHz and my F7 Pro stays quiet ... At 100% load on both cores w/ a 29.3*C ambient room temperature, it peaks at 55*C w/ a fan speed of 1760 RPM after 15 minutes ...

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IMO, put the right fan on the Ninja Copper and it shines. The stock fan is built for silence, not performance.
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