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OCZ Vendetta 2 vs. Xigmatek s1283 for E6750

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#1
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:)
 

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#2
I agree, get the Vandetta, it's cheaper. See if you can find some AC MX-2 instead of the Arctic Silver compound.
 
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#3
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.
 

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#4
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;)
 

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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.
 
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#6
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;)
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.
 

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#7
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? :)
 

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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.
 
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#9
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? :)
It stays forever until u wipe it off.
 

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#10
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 =(
 
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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:
 
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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:
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.
 

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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;
 
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"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:
 

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I see, so for mine I should try the last option they did
the 2 strips I should say..
 

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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!
 

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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!

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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: