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Spire TherMax II

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Spire's TherMax II is a new DHT CPU cooler for AMD and Intel CPUs. Its four heatpipes make direct contact with the processor for optimum cooling. Also included in the package is a fan controller which allows you to control the UV reactive fan in any way you want.

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Great review Pinchy! :toast:

Would like to have seen a UV light thrown in to give that fan a pop. Also were temps taken with the thermal paste provided? Any chance you could run it under some MX2 or OCZFreeze or AS5? Just for grins and to possibly help the up coming thermal paste round up.
 

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awesome pinchy. seems everyone is following in xiggy's footsteps with HDT
 

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Great review Pinchy! :toast:

Would like to have seen a UV light thrown in to give that fan a pop. Also were temps taken with the thermal paste provided? Any chance you could run it under some MX2 or OCZFreeze or AS5? Just for grins and to possibly help the up coming thermal paste round up.
Thanks ;).

I always test the samples with what they provide as that is generally what the end user will use with the heatsink.

The GELID review is almost ready. I tested it on the stock heatsink though (small, lightweight, aluminum one) and with a high ambient temperature, to get the biggest margins possible. What I have tested are:
What comes on the heatsink (pre-applied)
Generic stuff
Zalman ZM-STG1
AS5
Tuniq TX-2
MX-2
GELID's GC-2 and
GELID's GC-Extreme

Expect it to be done within the next day or two.
 
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Nice work!
 
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nice pinchy