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Old January 4, 2012, 06:21 PM
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I can't.

Does that say something about the H80?
If you were to decide the CPU cooler of the 21st century, would it reach top 10?
Yup. But not at the top pf the list. I'd say one of the best was of course the TRUE followed closely by some of Zalman's early CNPS units.
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Old January 4, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Depends on how far back in time you really want to go. TRUE, TRUE copper, Prolimatech, Scythe, CM...even a Tt if you think back far enough (think 478 days). BUT the H80 would still be in the top 10 "all time greats" easily. Its a great cooler that is easy to install, easy to use, easy to customize and very good at cooling even the hottest of CPUs. If you remove price from the equation (and if you dont...the old'ish CM 212+ Hyper is still the best bang for your buck as its only twenty bucks!!) it simply is hard to beat.

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Old January 5, 2012, 01:12 AM
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I think the Zalman CNPSX 12X was built in 2011 and seems to cool like a beast according to reviews. Silent too.
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Thank you for all the great answers.

I wasn't trying to bring your decision into question or anything, I was simply surprised.
Wherever I go, the Corsair H series watercoolers take massive flak from both aircooling and watercooling users.
Imagine my surprise when you esteemed professionals declared a Corsair H80 the cooler of the year 2011(and top 10 of the 21st century).

I personally like them, especially for their small presence on the motherboard.
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Thank you for all the great answers.

I wasn't trying to bring your decision into question or anything, I was simply surprised.
Wherever I go, the Corsair H series watercoolers take massive flak from both aircooling and watercooling users.
Imagine my surprise when you esteemed professionals declared a Corsair H80 the cooler of the year 2011(and top 10 of the 21st century).

I personally like them, especially for their small presence on the motherboard.

They make even more sense now that you have X79 and RAM Slots on both sides of the CPU socket.
To help get things out of the way but still provide excellent cooling the H series is really where its at.
I find everyone gives the H series and the Coolits and the Antec ones flak until they actually are in situations where they prove there worth.

For me, it was a matter of either buying $185 RAM that Would fit under my HS or spending $75 on a H50 and keeping my Tridents.
Naturally, we know which one won out.

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Thank you for all the great answers.

I wasn't trying to bring your decision into question or anything, I was simply surprised.
Wherever I go, the Corsair H series watercoolers take massive flak from both aircooling and watercooling users.
Imagine my surprise when you esteemed professionals declared a Corsair H80 the cooler of the year 2011(and top 10 of the 21st century).

I personally like them, especially for their small presence on the motherboard.
Those people giving them flak have never tried them and if they would they would like them. I have done the watercooling route and won't do it again based on costs and little gain with current processors. Before when the 65nm processors and some 45nm processors were out when you overclocked them they dumped massive amounts of heat that at times would require watercooling to keep things under control.

I have also done air cooling with most of the big dogs out there including ones from Zalman, Tuniq, True and a few others. When I tried the H50 for the first time I was blown away at how well something so small and simple was working so well.

Then they released the revisions and constantly improve a economical cooler that was easy for anyone to use in a large variety of cases.

This amongst many other reasons is why the H80 won for.
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Hits, lowered RAM and SSD prices, some good cases, misses BULLDOZER, HDD prices are 3X normal, really no good games released(BF3 is overrated to say the least)
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Give me another option that was actually released in 2011.
Is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE not eligible?
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Is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE not eligible?
Gesundheit!

But seriously, we can't form an opinion about a cooler we haven't reviewed.
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I hate bulldozer, but I think it's a little unfair to say this :
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Did we mention the rushed and frankly laughable “fix” for Windows 7 that crashed and burned less than 24 hours after it was posted by Microsoft?
When microsoft themselves said that it was published almost a month early by accident and was only part 1 of a 2 part "fix". That was completely microsofts fault there, and extremely opinionated statements with no context, like that, are starting to scare me away from this site. (This one more than any other irked me, I can deal with the others, every site makes them.)

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