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Old June 27, 2008, 01:37 PM
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So last week NCIX had a deal on the Ninja Copper's for $39.99. I was one of the lucky 20 people to get them at this price. I bought it to help stave off my craving for watercooling for a couple more months. Here's my results:

E8400 at 4.0GHz, 1.32Vcore (system in sig)

Avg. CPU Temp at Load with OCZ Vindicator - 46deg Coretemp 0.99
Avg. CPU Temp at Load with Ninja Copper - 40deg

The base was polished to a mirror finish, see review pictures on this site. Had a biatch of a time getting the clips to latch, I suggest just barely starting the screws on the backplate before mounting then tightening them afterwards.

I can't hear the HSF over the Tri-cool/Coolermaster fans in the Antec 900, unlike the OCZ. Clearance from the HSF to the sidepanel fan is 3mm, so it barely fits. I thought I'd have to take off my intake fan after the trial fit.

I'd give this a 9/10, it would have been higher except for the mounting issues. And I love the look of copper coolers under blue led light.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:46 PM
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I'm using one on my QX9770 with a Noctua NF-P12 120MM fan and I love it.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:50 PM
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So last week NCIX had a deal on the Ninja Copper's for $39.99. I was one of the lucky 20 people to get them at this price. I bought it to help stave off my craving for watercooling for a couple more months. Here's my results:

E8400 at 4.0GHz, 1.32Vcore (system in sig)

Avg. CPU Temp at Load with OCZ Vindicator - 46deg Coretemp 0.99
Avg. CPU Temp at Load with Ninja Copper - 40deg

The base was polished to a mirror finish, see review pictures on this site. Had a biatch of a time getting the clips to latch, I suggest just barely starting the screws on the backplate before mounting then tightening them afterwards.

I can't hear the HSF over the Tri-cool/Coolermaster fans in the Antec 900, unlike the OCZ. Clearance from the HSF to the sidepanel fan is 3mm, so it barely fits. I thought I'd have to take off my intake fan after the trial fit.

I'd give this a 9/10, it would have been higher except for the mounting issues. And I love the look of copper coolers under blue led light.
Ninjas are a GREAT cpu cooler and work well.

My old p4 3.0ghz I had was running a ninja passively :D
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Old June 29, 2008, 05:25 AM
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Hmmmm....sounds interesting. I may have to get one and compare it to my Xigmatec.
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Old June 29, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Hmmmm....sounds interesting. I may have to get one and compare it to my Xigmatec.
Its not even gona come close, the ninja is designed for silence, not performance. Even the copper one doesnt perform all that well because of the large spacing in between the fins.
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Old June 29, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Hmmmm....sounds interesting. I may have to get one and compare it to my Xigmatec.
Good idea...then you can write a review comparing the two But I don't think the Ninja Copper will be that close to the Xigmatek.
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Old June 29, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Scythe Copper Ninja gets eaten alive by Quad cores. The stock fan is too weak and when you overclock they just stink. I haven't personally used a Xigmatek, but it sure couldn't do any worse on a Quad. I couldn't keep my QX6850 (G0) under 85C @ 3.67Ghz w/1.4125V Vcore with any version of the Ninja.
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The plain Ninja is even worse. Maybe it's just the stupid S775 push-pin crap...but the Ninja does no better than my ACF7...although it is quieter...

I don't really get why they use the push-pins...because you have to take the mobo out anyway to install it unless you have some really huge case.
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Old June 29, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Scythe Copper Ninja gets eaten alive by Quad cores. The stock fan is too weak and when you overclock they just stink. I haven't personally used a Xigmatek, but it sure couldn't do any worse on a Quad. I couldn't keep my QX6850 (G0) under 85C @ 3.67Ghz w/1.4125V Vcore with any version of the Ninja.
Come on now.. do you really expect something like the Ninja to be able to take on the thermal dissipation of a quad core? I sure as heck don't.

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The plain Ninja is even worse. Maybe it's just the stupid S775 push-pin crap...but the Ninja does no better than my ACF7...although it is quieter...

I don't really get why they use the push-pins...because you have to take the mobo out anyway to install it unless you have some really huge case.
The ninja is designed for a quiet alternative that you can use a low cfm fan on that will be silent for a computer that will be run stock to mild overclocking.

And no you don't have to take your motherboard you, you can easily install the ninja with it in. Get yourself a long narrow bladed screwdriver and stick it down through the corners of the ninja into the push pins.

The push pin system is brilliant and works VERY well, I don't understand why so many people have issues with it to be honest.
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Old June 29, 2008, 01:29 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.
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