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Sunbeamtech Core Contact Freezer

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Sunbeam's Core Contact Freezer is a cost effective 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 optimize the acoustics to your usage scenario.

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Why was this not compared to the xigmatek?
 

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Or the OCZ Vendetta 2?
The mounting system leaves a lot to be desired with no modifications possible.
 

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Sunbeam does pretty well. Though Id have to say the Xigma is a tad bit cooler and yet Frostytech listed this as the number one cooler for
AMD setups.

Awesome review Pinchy. If you get to keep it, Ill take it off your hands for you ;)
 

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Or the OCZ Vendetta 2?
The mounting system leaves a lot to be desired with no modifications possible.
Why was this not compared to the xigmatek?

Yeah as TK said, those were done by a diff reviewer on this site.

But due to requests, we will try and get a Xigmatek in for either an entire review or even just for the graphs.

Sunbeam does pretty well. Though Id have to say the Xigma is a tad bit cooler and yet Frostytech listed this as the number one cooler for
AMD setups.
Thanks for the positive feedback, as always :D
 
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yet another fine review at TPU!
 

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What i really want to see is the xigma lookalikes (core contact, OCZ vendetta, xigmas) all compared with a dual core AND a quad (65nm and/or 45nm)

There are numerous reports of the 4 heatpipe models performing worse on the quad cores than the three heatpipe models, and i'd prefer TPU to test it than anyone else.
 
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What i really want to see is the xigma lookalikes (core contact, OCZ vendetta, xigmas) all compared with a dual core AND a quad (65nm and/or 45nm)

There are numerous reports of the 4 heatpipe models performing worse on the quad cores than the three heatpipe models, and i'd prefer TPU to test it than anyone else.
A majority of reviewers dont apply thermal paste properly on these HDT coolers. You need to apply the paste on the pipes, not the IHS and this is what a lot of people fail to do, therefore resulting in rather random results.

OCZ Vendetta/Revolution HDT = Made by Xigmatek.
 

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A majority of reviewers dont apply thermal paste properly on these HDT coolers. You need to apply the paste on the pipes, not the IHS and this is what a lot of people fail to do, therefore resulting in rather random results.
and thats exactly why i want to see it reviewed by people i trust.
 

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nice review!
I think they have a good design goin on there. Seems to perform nicely.
 
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Awesome review Pinchy. If you get to keep it, Ill take it off your hands for you ;)
It'd probably cosst him more to ship it from Aussieland than it would for you just just go buy one.:laugh:

Nice review, Pinchy!
 

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What i really want to see is the xigma lookalikes (core contact, OCZ vendetta, xigmas) all compared with a dual core AND a quad (65nm and/or 45nm)

There are numerous reports of the 4 heatpipe models performing worse on the quad cores than the three heatpipe models, and i'd prefer TPU to test it than anyone else.
Lol ok I will try and get my hands on a quad core.

BTW - looking around, I can get a quad (q6600) or semi-budget / semi - decent AMD rig for the same price. What would you guys (everyone reading) prefer to see...AMD performance / installation etc OR an intel dual vs quad?

yet another fine review at TPU!
nice review!
I think they have a good design goin on there. Seems to perform nicely.
It'd probably cosst him more to ship it from Aussieland than it would for you just just go buy one.:laugh:

Nice review, Pinchy!
Cheers :toast:. Lol I totally missed that by Wareagle.....dude PM me if your really interested but yeah, it might not be worth your while :p.

I generally like to keep my samples though, so if I have to re-bench (new CPU or w/e)...they are readily available.
 

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if you do dual vs quad, test it on the same platform. Do both as intel or both as AMD- and make sure to include OC"d results (both chips at same clocks if possible)
 

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if you do dual vs quad, test it on the same platform. Do both as intel or both as AMD- and make sure to include OC"d results (both chips at same clocks if possible)
Yep was planning on that. Both chips will still be tested on my asus p5b dlx.

I was thinking of the Q6600 (other than because its cheap) as its 65nm, like my e6750.

The AMD rig I was planning to get will just have a budget motherboard but a higher end dual core processor (say an X2 5-6000+?)

Whether the intel quad or AMD dual, I plan on doing the same as I am. Voltage set for idle and OC of stock, then slightly higher voltage set for idle and OC of load.

If I go the AMD route, I will put an extra page in there. One will be "Installation - Intel" and one will be "Installation - AMD".
 
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6000+
 

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Hey where did you manage to get that HS Pinchy? I would really like to get one (I Live in WA) because its one of the only decent CPU Heatsinks that will actually fit in a Cosmos S (which has a max HS hight of 145mm).
 

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Sent PM :)
 
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if you do dual vs quad, test it on the same platform. Do both as intel or both as AMD- and make sure to include OC"d results (both chips at same clocks if possible)
i totally agree and if possible include more heatsinks. nice work on the review by the way:rockout:
 
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Wow, i didnt know pinchy was a TPu reviewer.

You done a good job!

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