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  1. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I popped it out of my camera and it literally fell apart in my hands. The casing which is very thin on the back and it just cracked from the pressure of the spring in the camera.
     
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    I read that as "I pooped it out....." lol
     
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    mmmmmmmmmm...Megahalems :rockout:
     
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    LOL, my ThermalTake V1 "Black Widow" has better temps than your S128x..
    Idle- 31-32C
    Load- 44-46C
    CPU- Phenom II X4 920 @ 3,402Mhz @ 1.325V

    This leads me to ask a question- Can having to many Heatpipes cause temps to be worse? I mean a heatpipe has to reach a certain temp to be effective, but having 10 heatpipes would spread that heat to a lot of area and the heatpipes would end up with a higher idle temp because of it... at least thats how I see it.
     
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    very nice shots sneekypeet, I am also curious to what you have to say regarding flyordie's question. :toast:
     
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    Let me just say this. With the Megahalems, that point of not being effectinve hasn't been reached, if there is such a point.
     
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    it's that good? ANy comparisons you might have done compared to previous cooler or something ?
     
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    Man, asking the million dollar questions, one after another... :laugh:
     
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    Put it this way, I cant say what my numbers were yet, but the Megahalems almost outperforms a few coolers that were tested with dual Yale Loon highs cooling them. Single fan tests on the Prolimatech was done with a Kaze-Jyuni. *The Mega doesnt ship with a fan* With dual fans it could have been one of the coolest I have tried aside from the V10.
     
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    thats what i'm bout yo :roll:

    :eek: must be good then, makes me want to go back to air cooling on my i7 just to try it :laugh:
     
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    Well as soon as I get the urge, this one is finding a home in my rig:D And if you havent seen the mounting, you should, it's really beefy and well thought out.
     
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    i'll check it out dude, thanks a lot for the info :toast:
     
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    It is milled from Prolimatech in a radial pattern. It isn't flat but rather the base is high in the middle. If you look at the Prolimatech homepage, they stress the fact "Do Not Lap This Base".

    Not only does it do the obvious warranty voiding, but Prolimatech says you will actually decrease performance of the Megahalems by doing so. I haven't personally seen anyone who has lapped it.
     
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    That's some strange stuff... that the base is like that... I can't wait till someone does lap that bas! lol..
     
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    yeah when you wipe off the compound the pattern of arches becomes more apparent. The tim settles in the thin "grooves" and when I used a q-tip to clean off the residue with alcohol, the tip was following those milling marks. I think their design uses all that surface area on the base to transfer more heat. If that is true, lapping it would create less surface area, and would decrease the coolers effectiveness.
     
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    How much was it? If I may ask?
     
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    Pricing is around $60, plus a fan, plus shipping.
     
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    sorry to burde in like that, but here are some of my pic collection...
     

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    Yeah, if that's the way it goes, then Lapping for a smooth surface would really hinder the performance..

    Man, around $80... I hope it's worth it.. lol.. And people complain on water cooling and a Heatkiller to be $84...
     
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    the Hammer released at $79, plus fan , plus shipping tho. This I think is very stiff competition for that cooler. So it's priced a bit on the high side, but is still competatively priced IMO.
     
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    True, It is price pretty nicely.. Forgot about the Thor not having a fan on it.. Now, I got 2... lol..
     
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    CLose up of my "G92" EVGA 250GTS GPU, got rid of that Giant Glob of TIM that Nvidia puts on, and replaced it with some OCZ Freeze.

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    well not sure if these are close ups, but not far either. This is my new cruncher Biostar P35/Core 2 Duo E7200/ 4x 1GB DDR2 1066 Tracers :toast:

    RAM and CPU (CPU has thermal compound from factory Intel Cooler
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    The Zalman bracket installed for the cooler
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    The zalman Backplate
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    and the cooler installed :D
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