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Old October 16, 2009, 12:55 PM
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I hate those stupid push pins, they are the worst invention ever. Not to mention stock coolers are the worst cooler ever. I welcome a change, my stock coolers are just in a big useless pile.
You're also screwed if you ever bend/break one of the little fins on the push pins because one end wont be stuck in hard enough and you need to replace it more or less. Happened to me on 2 stock coolers on 2 different cpu/boards years apart
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Yeah there would always one plastic thing that would bend without you knowing eh
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LED fan = lame (it's probably blue too)
I didn't find the push pins that bad, then again they're a heck of a lot easier to deal with when you have a removable motherboard tray.
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Thing actually looks kiinda beefy. Long overdue if you ask me, especially considering the 975 was also running on that. :S
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Old October 16, 2009, 03:26 PM
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LED fan = lame (it's probably blue too)
I didn't find the push pins that bad, then again they're a heck of a lot easier to deal with when you have a removable motherboard tray.
It is blue Saw other pictures a while back.

Only problem I see, sucks for anybody with a SFF or mATX case with limited height, though I suppose most buy aftermarket anyhow.
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Guess its not too bad but i would rather see the heat pipes make direct contact like other coolers.
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Guess its not too bad but i would rather see the heat pipes make direct contact like other coolers.
It took 10 years for them to get to this point lol, so lets not hold our breath on that one lol.
And for the sake of a few degrees its not really worth the extra engineering. Just make the soldered base plate really thin like Zalman does.

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The current radial-fin design has actually only been around since the introduction of the Prescott core (around 2004 IIRC). Stock heatsinks before that used a straight-fin design, and the P4 heatsink was actually just a larger version of the previous S370 stock heatsink with a different mounting system.
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Wonder how good the new stock coolers will be compared to the cheap, non-HDT aftermarket coolers out there.
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Anyone no if Gulftown is going to be released this year? It must be soon, alot samples kicking around.
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