1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

OCZ Vendetta 2 vs. Xigmatek s1283 for E6750

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by spencer22l, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    I've uploaded a post asking for a cooler suggestion
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=83983
    And I decided I was going to buy Xigmatek s1283.
    I was looking through reviews (for example http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156&Itemid=1)
    and stuff online and heard of OCZ Vendetta 2.
    It is a bit more expensive than Xigmatek but on Canada Computers,
    It is $46 with $15 MIR and I can personally go and get it because it is close!
    (No shipping fee)

    I'm also getting Arctic Silver 5 and Retention Bracket for Vendetta 775 with it.

    Should I go for Vendetta or Xigmatek??
    I thought it'd be better to get Vendetta because it's cheaper and possibly better:)
     
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    42,000 (10.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17,811
    I agree, get the Vandetta, it's cheaper. See if you can find some AC MX-2 instead of the Arctic Silver compound.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. spearman914

    spearman914 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,338 (1.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    502
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York 11223
    They're pretty much the same performance, and both push pins. I've got a great experience w/ the S1283, but never tried the OCZ Vendetta 2. But u should get watever is cheaper.
     
  4. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    According to online stock checking system thing,
    the AC MX-2 is available? Is it better ? :) cus I've mostly heard of OCZ Freeze
    and Arctic Silver 5.

    Yeah I heard the push pin is really bad so I'm getting Retention Bracket with it too.
    Which will support it nicely and stuff;)
     
  5. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    42,000 (10.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17,811
    MX-2 available where you can find it. They carry it on Neweggs US site. Yes it's better than AS5 as I generally get better temperatures and it's not conductive to electricity.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. spearman914

    spearman914 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,338 (1.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    502
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York 11223
    AC MX-2 is better than Arctic silver 5 because it's non-conductive so you don't have to re apply it every 2-3months or so. And MX-2 is better than AS5 by 2-5C.
     
  7. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Oh I see the price is about the same so I'll definitely get that!
    And how often should I apply MX-2 then if not 2~3 months? :)
     
  8. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    42,000 (10.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17,811
    Just once. Ok, now wait for the other posts that tell you the same thing. I feel like I have a "yes" man following me around sometimes. Such is the life in a forum.
     
    spencer22l says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  9. spearman914

    spearman914 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,338 (1.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    502
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York 11223
    It stays forever until u wipe it off.
     
    spencer22l and erocker say thanks.
  10. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Wow once, that's fantastic!
    I'm also trying to vmod my 8600gts and I was told to
    use a thermal compound in it too.. so that's nice!
    Except I don't think I can vmod it... nibitor and nvflash doesn't seem
    to do anything =(
     
  11. aCid888*

    aCid888* New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,754 (0.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    645
    Location:
    In a state of flux...
    Don't waste your time buying from anywhere else in canada other than www.DirectCanada.com.


    I own the Xigmatek...both are good coolers and do about as well as each other..get whatever one is cheaper. :)
     
  12. spearman914

    spearman914 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,338 (1.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    502
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York 11223
    Whaaaaaaaaat?? There's a caegg, http://www.newegg.ca/
     
  13. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    This is a real newbie question but
    where do you apply thermal paste ? lol :laugh:
    Never done it before I think it was on the heatsink of the cooler
    right??
    For both VGA and CPU, I think I've seen it on a website
    but can't be sure :laugh:
     
  14. spearman914

    spearman914 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,338 (1.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    502
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York 11223
    A 1/4 the size of a pea size on the center of the cpu. That might be too little, when u see very high temps, try 1/2 pea size.
     
  15. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Alright thanks!
    Just a bit I see...
    But wait lol
    by on the center of CPU you mean directly on the chip?
    Or just on the socket? lol so noob;
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  16. WC Annihilus New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Messages:
    209 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    28
  17. Urbklr

    Urbklr

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,355 (0.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    251
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    "Caegg" blows for cooling, they don't even carry thermal paste. There shipping takes a week or more to get here, and it is 15 bucks or so for anything(Unless its free shipping). Just buy from any good known Canadian store, they have 1-2 Day shipping for 5-10 Bucks and better prices most of the time:eek:
     
    spencer22l and aCid888* say thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  18. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    I see, so for mine I should try the last option they did
    the 2 strips I should say..
     
  19. aCid888*

    aCid888* New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,754 (0.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    645
    Location:
    In a state of flux...
    Trust me, Newegg.ca sucks compared to the US version...with DirectCanada you often get free shipping (always with orders over $300; iirc) and you wont pay Provincial tax unless you live in BC.

    Forget newegg and go check out DirectCanada, I assure you that it will save you money and leave you happy.

    ps. shipping is super fast too!
     
    spencer22l says thanks.
  20. spencer22l New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    262 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Yeah thanks for the great website
    the prices seem better than anywhere!
    But for now I'll stick with Canada Computers
    cus they have it in stock unlike directcanada
    and I live around it =) Thanks!

    ---------------------------------------------

    How come one of you said I should put thermal paste on CPU
    but on that review someone else put it puts it on the heat sink
    I'm confused!:confused:
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)