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Old June 15, 2008, 06:39 PM
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Sorry to bump, but what I found funny when looking at the reviews is the way the TEC is attached to the heatsink. Why don't you have a solid plate with fins radiating out of it? Instead you have the TEC contacting the radiator at each fin point .. or I'm seeing something wrong.
Donít know how you could say that, he didnít break open those blue TECís.
They seem to be strapped right on the heatsink, and the water flows right in there,
I would assume they made it so the heat transfers to the heat sink to be exhausted from the system and not the other way around.
Maybe I misunderstand what you mean.
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Old June 15, 2008, 08:42 PM
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http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/im...e/fins2_sm.jpg

Hopefully HWC doesn't mind me hotlinking their own picture. But as you see here, it appears the TEC's aren't making the best use of the radiator.
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Oh well! This review plus the one released by Hardware Canucks convinced me... I just ordered one from NCIX (at a special price of 349$ untill June 17th ) to replace my TRUE ! Can't wait to install that baby !!!
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Holy shit !!! That thing is awesome !!!

Take a look at those idle and load temps.
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http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/im...e/fins2_sm.jpg

Hopefully HWC doesn't mind me hotlinking their own picture. But as you see here, it appears the TEC's aren't making the best use of the radiator.
Okay, from that pic I can see what you mean, I just picked mine up this morning,
so Iíll take a look after work.
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Old June 18, 2008, 04:43 PM
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Okay, from that pic I can see what you mean, I just picked mine up this morning,
so Iíll take a look after work.
Well, your right thatís exactly what it looks like, the HWC review pics are pretty accurate, howeverÖ.
Considering the TEC is just a plate, attaching it directly to the fins
should actually increase the thermal transfer rather than have buffer plate in-between as you suggest.
Iíd consider it a kind of hybrid, the normal heat sinks you see are a mounting plate with fins, this already has the plate, you just need the fins.
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