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    Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Passive cooling for any 95W CPU. We explore NoFan's gargantuan IcePipe.
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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Please can we have a picture of it beside somebody's face?

    Also, adding to the list of things it looks like but isn't... it looks like the air filter in my vacuum cleaner... if my vacuum cleaner was redesigned for giants.

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Please can we have a picture of it beside somebody's face?
    Karl Pilkington's preferably.

    and it can't be used as a hamster wheel
    That just sounds like a challenge to me.

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Quote Originally Posted by the article
    and the cooler covers a good portion of the motherboard, forcing us to install low-profile DDR3 memory
    *bangs head repeatedly against desk*

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    I'd love to see one of these attached to an mitx board

    I suppose if you wanted to do a silent scratch build for HTPC usage + light gaming, you could probably get some quite striking results by having this cooler stick out of the top of the case, open to the air...

    Hmmmm, think I could get NoFan to sponsor a build log...?

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    The Large Hadron Collider already exists so why reinvent it?

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    £85 for a washing machine drum & it's cooling performance isn't exactly stellar over stock. For the money I'd expect a little more, even from a passive cooler.
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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Value depends on how highly you price silence - those of us buying Ninja / Noctua heatsinks combined with Accelero graphics coolers are used to paying a lot over the odds. The review doesn't really do it justice as the noisy graphics card kills the benefit and fans invalidate the test. Really needs to be in a a HTPC rig. - I'd like to see it in a machine with a passively cooled graphics card and a fanless PSU to see if everything stayed stable.

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    So this isn't standard memory?

    What's red and hurts your teeth?

    A brick.

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    So this isn't standard memory?

    shut up and have a christmas tree



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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    That thing is awesome. But why'd they waste all that space in the middle?!

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Interesting, but don't think many will sell.

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Not sure why you kept saying the CR-95C is not suitable for enthusiasts. It has a 95watt ceiling with no fans running, a classic enthusiast heatsink such as the Noctua NH-D14 will have nothing like that ceiling with its fans turned off. Stick some chassis fans in plus a 180mm fan on top of the heatsink itself and you should get some great performance out of this near kilo of fins.

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    Re: Reviews - Nofan CR-95C IcePipe

    Hi GeddyBaby,

    I guess one reason would be the fact that it forced the reviewer to use low profile DDR3 RAM... limits the RAM choice from an enthusiast POV.
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