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    HEXUS.net - reviews :: LGA 775 CPU Cooler *Mega Test*

    We wanted to bring you a comprehensive review of LGA775 CPU coolers. So we got our hands on some twenty five different coolers and put them all through testing in the HEXUS.labs. We don't do things by halves, oh no Sir.
    In the lead up to our testing, we had to read a great deal of documentation to get up to speed with the LGA 775 specification. We needed to understand the rules that manufacturers are supposed to abide by and by just how much they are pushing the limits of the socket design.
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    I can't face reading it all but the conclusions are quite good. I knew the big typoon was good but didn't think it would win lol.

    No Thermalright ultra 120 Extreme..

    i would have liked to have seen the Scythe Ninja as well because I just bought one.

    Sorry to nit pick at your huge test!!

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    Bloody hell that must hav taken an age to review all those coolers. Nice one.

    Sick to death of installing CPU coolers yet ?
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    We had to say "enough is enough" We no doubt will be bringing more articles on cooling very very soon

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    Great review - shame I purchased the Thermalright ultra 120 Extreme yesterday but it was not included in the review. It's baby brother doesn't fair as well. Suprising given all the rave reviews it has had

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I can't face reading it all


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    No Thermalright ultra 120 Extreme..
    Wasn't out when we stopped accepting submissions

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    i would have liked to have seen the Scythe Ninja as well because I just bought one.

    Sorry to nit pick at your huge test!!
    Scythe chose to send us the Infinity, we were provided with the Mine by Quietpc.com

    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    Bloody hell that must hav taken an age to review all those coolers. Nice one.
    You have NO idea

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    Sick to death of installing CPU coolers yet ?
    I never want to see another cooler for the rest of my life.

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    We no doubt will be bringing more articles on cooling very very soon

    DOH!

    Maybe I will

    Remember folks, if you like it, please DIGG! it!

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    I think I might have to go out and buy a Scthe Mine / Thermaltake Big Typhoon if I cant get this watercooling sorted...
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    I really do feel sorry for you having to install all of those..knowing how tricky some of them can be.

    You even start to welcome the sight of the stock cooler..just because its so simple lol.

    Fair enough if thats what Scythe wanted to send even if the mine did fair better

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    thanks for the review - good coverage, although would have been good to have an assessment of noise performance too

    but big effort and full credit to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by frazered View Post
    thanks for the review - good coverage, although would have been good to have an assessment of noise performance too
    I agree with you, but given that HEXUS like to do things properly it's not possible without a full acoustic chamber. Which we don't have the multi-millions for

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    but big effort and full credit to you
    Thank you, it was a big effort by all, not least the editors who spent many many many hours on it too.

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    Matt - I've just picked up 5 more from you direct from Ye Olde Taipei

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    Matt - I've just picked up 5 more from you direct from Ye Olde Taipei
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    I'm going to shoot you.....





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    Very good review. Especially good are the layout, pictures, clear information and graphs. Only minor criticism is that some of the pages are a bit short so it feels like you're having to click through very often.

    Overall though, easily the best Hexus review to date!

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    awesome review never thought the Big Typhoon would win it

    can we expect an update which does include the 120 extreme

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    Not so much an update as maybe another review, as per the article, there are a few which need a larger chassis than the Antec 900, so we are considering our options on what to do for a review in a larger chassis.

    Although we are not sure if it will be done on this scale again or not.

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    One question, the time taken to fit, was that the first time you installed it, or after you'd realised what you needed to do to install it?

    Good review though, last time I installed a big ass heatsink was an SI-97 on SoA...

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