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tale of two coolers

Easy Rhino

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Wow difficult as both performe very well and both are at the same price.

I say the thorhammer
 

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I have the Thors Hammer. To be honest, it doesn't really perform that much better than your average Xiggy S1283. Sure the S1283 can't handle as high temps as the Hammer, but only due to latters sheer size. I mean its HUGE. Even with the crossbow kit I'm uncomfortable carrying the rig around.

I have to say, go with the Thermalright option.
 

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Thor's Hammer is the best looking of the bunch, but the TRUE is better in performance.

While you are on the kick of buying a fanless CPU cooler, dont forget to scope out the Megahalems too.

Oh and MRCL is spot on, the Thor is a PITA to install. its really large, especially with dual fans, and it really isnt much better than the standard as he stated.
 
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I have the Thors Hammer. To be honest, it doesn't really perform that much better than your average Xiggy S1283. Sure the S1283 can't handle as high temps as the Hammer, but only due to latters sheer size. I mean its HUGE. Even with the crossbow kit I'm uncomfortable carrying the rig around.

I have to say, go with the Thermalright option.
and what about a fan for that thermalright?
 

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Thor's Hammer is the best looking of the bunch, but the TRUE is better in performance.

While you are on the kick of buying a fanless CPU cooler, dont forget to scope out the Megahalems too.

Oh and MRCL is spot on, the Thor is a PITA to install. its really large, especially with dual fans, and it really isnt much better than the standard as he stated.
i can attach a fan to the TRUE tho right?
 
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you can put 2 if you want push pull set up so yes you can put a fan on it
 

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yes the Thor, mega, and TRUE can all run dual/push-pull fans.

I have a Scythe Jyuni on my Mega and it seems a pretty good mix of lower noise with sufficient flow.
 

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I have 3 of the Thermalright coolers and their performance is great.Although they are quite heavy and you may need to check if you have enough clearance in your case for one.

Also they can benefit from a good lapping as some of the coolers surfaces are not flat.

I use Zalman zm-f3 fans on mine, not the quietest but good cooling power.
 
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True FTW.
 
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I have 3 of the Thermalright coolers and their performance is great.Although they are quite heavy and you may need to check if you have enough clearance in your case for one.

Also they can benefit from a good lapping as some of the coolers surfaces are not flat.

I use Zalman zm-f3 fans on mine, not the quietest but good cooling power.
I use those Zalman fans as well, good compromise between airflow and noise.