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Old October 16, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Default The End of an Era - R.I.P. Intel Stock Cooler

It seems like an eternity for many. Even with the release of their latest i5 processors, Intel has maintained the general design of their stock cooler for nearly a decade; since the dawn of the Pentium 4. With Gulftown however, they look to redefine out of the box cooling and it appears the old cooler's days are numbered.For the after-market commu... [ Read full article ]

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Old October 16, 2009, 11:24 AM
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wicked.

aside from the lame led fan.. I say bring it.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:29 AM
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Its about time, thats all I can frikken say....

That said, I didn't HATE the push-pin system myself - thin fingers help alot :P . However, the screws will be much nicer, but they will require you to have a screw driver handy and will make taking off the cooler to re-apply thermal paste a real PITA... not to sure of that is a decent trade-off.

So far nothing can beat the AMD clip system in my mind. Sure there is the occasional problem with the retention bracket cracking, but rarely happens. They have really perfected the proper tension needed in the AM2 and higher designs. No more fail Barton style clips.
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Its about time, thats all I can frikken say....

That said, I didn't HATE the push-pin system myself - thin fingers help alot :P . However, the screws will be much nicer, but they will require you to have a screw driver handy and will make taking off the cooler to re-apply thermal paste a real PITA... not to sure of that is a decent trade-off.

So far nothing can beat the AMD clip system in my mind. Sure there is the occasional problem with the retention bracket cracking, but rarely happens. They have really perfected the proper tension needed in the AM2 and higher designs. No more fail Barton style clips.
I agree and I don't think the pushpins were so bad I think it had a lot to do with different manufacturers creating non conformed holes for the cooler.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:56 AM
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For the stock cooler I didn't mind push pins, but when aftermarket tower style coolers tried to copy them it was just stupid. When half the heatsink covered the push-pin there begins to be a problem getting enough force on them to fully click into place. Hopefully all the companies that make aftermarket heatsinks will follow Intels idea and get rid of push-pins for tower heatsinks.
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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.
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I thought he intel push pins were stupid. They didn't work hardly worth a shit and they had no backplate so the motherboard was always misshapen.

Requiring a screwdriver is not a problem at all. I'd even prefer that over AMDs system. If a screwdriver is an issue well.... you've got other issues as well
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wow, that thing is a beast, the old design was kind of nice if you were not overclocking because it kept it fairly cool and was small.
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this look ok from the glance ( I want the cpu six core that goes with it )
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Looks good to me! Finally is an understatement
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