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CMV8 or Xigmatek Dark Knight

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#1
hello and good day.

i'm about to buy one of these coolers to replace the stock cooler on my cpu and those are the only good coolers i could find around here. which one should i get? the xiggy is slightly more expensive than the V8. could you please advice me on which one to get? :)
 
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If the Xiggy is more expensive, get the V8. ^_^
 
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#4
Dark Knight by far - cheaper, more aesthetically pleasing.
the thing is the dark knight is slightly more expensive in here than the V8, 160 pesos to be exact (around 4-5 dollars i think). performance wise which would be better?
 
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Off the top of my head id say the Xigmatek, however you might want to nip over to frostytech's massive database of HSF reviews and do some comparisons ;)
 
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TO me, Xig is the better choice. It's not so gotty big, and pair it up with the right fan, stock fan is great non the less, you got a sweet cooler.

for reviews I'd go to frostytech or Tweaktown Cooling reviews
 
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Off the top of my head id say the Xigmatek, however you might want to nip over to frostytech's massive database of HSF reviews and do some comparisons ;)
TO me, Xig is the better choice. It's not so gotty big, and pair it up with the right fan, stock fan is great non the less, you got a sweet cooler.

for reviews I'd go to frostytech or Tweaktown Cooling reviews
i found these:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm



they're almost the same...i'll search for more reviews and i think i'll just visit both shops tomorrow and take a look at the coolers...maybe i can make a choice then...:)
 
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Nearly same in terms of performance, yes. However, the V8 is very large and the mounting is more cumbersome than the Xiggy with crossbow mounting.
does the xiggy or v8 mount normally in am2+ boards? i mean does the fan point toward the back or the top?
 
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can be either way depending on the mosfet clearance and such.
i just wanted to make sure coz i read something that says i need a bracket to make the xiggy point towards the back when i install it on a amd board...:)