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The orb isnt the best cooler for your money any longer to be honest. The SpinQ was a good performer but its really loud at full RPM.
 
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The orb isnt the best cooler for your money any longer to be honest. The SpinQ was a good performer but its really loud at full RPM.
any advice on something around 60$ then? i dont want a boring one either if that makes sense
 
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Around $60? Almost everyone on this forum should be smiling at this point - for the best cooler for the money, go for the Xigmatek HDT-S1283. Will not fail to impress you, and I do believe they are under 60 dollars.
 

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I say get the Dark Knight over the 1283/1284 its good for a degree or two and its black nicle plated...really sexy in a case.
that or the achilles is it? runs on the XLF fans I have in my case at the minute - damn sexy white LED's through the orange frames.
 

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DK and achilles are really close in temps but I personally find that black nickle to be next to sex as far as looks in a PC. Also has White LED's just a translucent black fram on this version.
 
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DK and achilles are really close in temps but I personally find that black nickle to be next to sex as far as looks in a PC. Also has White LED's just a translucent black fram on this version.
oooh didnt know that. Just thought it was that damn sleek and sexy black setup with a glossy black fan . . .

GO FOR THE DARK KNIGHT! :D
 
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I like both of the ones shown. I have 3 green led fans 1 blue and installing a blue cathode and uv cathode(Planning to sleeve psu with green UV sleeves). So i want to make sure it looks good in there.
 
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You can't go wrong with a Xigmatek. I wouldn't buy any other heatsink honestly.
 

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What I like about the white LED's is that it floods the mobo with light and I can see everything in there in the dark. Sorta like a showcase light.
 
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What I like about the white LED's is that it floods the mobo with light and I can see everything in there in the dark. Sorta like a showcase light.
But out of stock at Newegg and im about to place an order for the cathodes and sleeving...ill just have to wait to get a cooler
 
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Nice one Shadow you beat me to it...lol I forgot they made the newer version to include the i7 mounting hardware as well.

A word of caution.... dont touch the cooler too much if pssible use gloves. The black coating shows fingerprints and with the heat they will oxidize fast and look really bad. I have used Mothers wheel polish ( the kind mixed with a cotton in a can) and it can be polished to a shine if you get it all printed up.
 
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Ok im getting that one...not much convincing needed you know better than i do. The TT just looked so cool

Will the white leds take away from the UV cathode and sleeving i have?
 
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I put in the dark knight today. The thing really is enormous!!!! Getting temps of 15C-23C...but now my GPU is cooking
 
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I read that its best that the fan be pointing up or towards the back...i have mine pointing down and it seems to be cooling just fine is there a problem with having it face down?
 

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only that you are blowing the CPU heat at the VGA and raising the temps of the card I think. If it can be installed facing the rear of the case this is ussually the best. That way the rear case fan can remove it from the case quickly.
 
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Problem with facing it out the rear is the clip will only sit one way in the cooler...i guess i could try facing it towards the top but my case has no top exhaust...

and you are right my VGA is on fire(not literally)