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    So I downgraded back to the GTX 560ti. Mostly because of the slight difference in power consumption. I'll look into some things as things go on, I'm sure.

    Though it might be a moot attempt. We'll see.
    Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2011-09-05 at 10:42 PM.

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    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages...er_review.html

    Hmm looks nice, beat NH-D14. If the price is good i just may buy this

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    That's interesting. Might be the out-of-the-box added fan?

  4. #2884
    I wonder how long it will take before stores here have it in stock. That cooler comes with 2 fans instead of the 3 in the picture, right?

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    Yeah, I didn't think to double-check the packaging contents before after previous post. =.=

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    oh lol.
    With the two standard fans it beats the NH-D14 already, if I read the tables right :P

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/ar...#axzz1X8GaZKQm Another review.

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    If anything it simply looks like a D14 v2.
    D14's earliest reviews date back to Dec 2009. I'm failing to see what's so spectacular about a dual radiator cooler (based almost exactly on the D14's design) that beats it by 1-2C. If it's about setting a new record for air cooling performance, then sure we'll welcome it...but something like this was long overdue :P

    Also got a question for Cyanotical regarding GPU waterblocks - you said that reference cards are usually used, but from what I understand most reference PCB's don't allow voltage tuning...so how do people get around overclocking these watercooled beasts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pansertjald View Post
    lol......... my background pictures was against their rules of what can be on the pictures you upload. its was just a sweet girl sowing some tits

    ah well....... just gonna upload one without the background

    oh damn. O.o

    To update the firmware though... isn't that kind of a complicated process? Especially if I have Windows installed on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pansertjald View Post
    lol......... my background pictures was against their rules of what can be on the pictures you upload. its was just a sweet girl sowing some tits

    ah well....... just gonna upload one without the background

    I notice you updated your firmware for a bigger boost in read speed, and I wonder how to do that or if thats possible for me^^

    I compare with my Vertex 3 max iops against your Crucial M4, and you have better read spead then me =/

    http://i.imgur.com/1Eeyl.png

    why cant I never learn to make thumbnails =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    oh damn. O.o

    To update the firmware though... isn't that kind of a complicated process? Especially if I have Windows installed on it?
    there where no problems with the update........ just DL the update fil from crucial.com and burn it to a cd and boot up on it, and run the update and done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer1989 View Post
    I notice you updated your firmware for a bigger boost in read speed, and I wonder how to do that or if thats possible for me^^

    I compare with my Vertex 3 max iops against your Crucial M4, and you have better read spead then me =/

    http://i.imgur.com/1Eeyl.png

    why cant I never learn to make thumbnails =/
    firmware for the Vertex 3 max iops can be found here...... but it looks like you can`t update the vertex 3 drives if windows is on it. but maybe someone else with a vertex 3 drive can say something about that?
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    To install firmware updates for OCZ SSD's use: http://www.mediafire.com/?6guc3fikcpv8i7c
    It's Toolbox 2.35 instead of 2.37, this allows you to update the firmware while Windows is loaded. Don't accidentally wipe your disk though :P

    If it doesn't work, try this

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgevonfranken View Post

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages...er_review.html

    Hmm looks nice, beat NH-D14. If the price is good i just may buy this
    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    oh lol.
    With the two standard fans it beats the NH-D14 already, if I read the tables right :P

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/ar...#axzz1X8GaZKQm Another review.
    Eh, beats it where? At low overclocks? A toad might beat it at low overclocks. Crank the 920 up to 4.2-4.4 and see if it's the same story. Or in the second test, put the vCore on higher than 1.3 for the Sandy Bridge.
    Conclusion: The Phanteks' is better at low voltage and on low overclocks. That's all it really says. If they want to compare it to the NH-D14, do it proper. I'm not saying NH-D14 won't ever be surpassed, or that it's necessarily better than this heatsink. I'm just saying they didn't test if it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisgoat View Post
    Eh, beats it where? At low overclocks? A toad might beat it at low overclocks. Crank the 920 up to 4.2-4.4 and see if it's the same story. Or in the second test, put the vCore on higher than 1.3 for the Sandy Bridge.
    Conclusion: The Phanteks' is better at low voltage and on low overclocks. That's all it really says. If they want to compare it to the NH-D14, do it proper. I'm not saying NH-D14 won't ever be surpassed, or that it's necessarily better than this heatsink. I'm just saying they didn't test if it was.
    Is this what you're looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    Is this what you're looking for?
    An improvement. But need to tax it further. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisgoat View Post
    An improvement. But need to tax it further. :P
    Buy one yourself and test ^^ You have the NH-D14 already so you only need to buy one cooler :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    Buy one yourself and test ^^ You have the NH-D14 already so you only need to buy one cooler :P
    I'm quite content with what I have, thanks! ^^ (Actually considering selling my comp and not build me a new one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisgoat View Post
    I'm quite content with what I have, thanks! ^^ (Actually considering selling my comp and not build me a new one)
    Burned out on being an enthusiast already? o.O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    Burned out on being an enthusiast already? o.O
    There are times where I feel like I've fallen behind as well.
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