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Thermaltake Launches Contac 29 Multi-Socket Budget CPU Cooler

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#2
I'll just state the obvious. It looks like a Xigmatek RS1283. The closed off sides of the fins may have some benefit over the Xigmatek.. maybe not.
 

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I'll just state the obvious. It looks like a Xigmatek RS1283. The closed off sides of the fins may have some benefit over the Xigmatek.. maybe not.
You got that right, its just a cheaper knockoff or copy. It makes no secret and even uses the same 8mm heatpipes on the exact same distance. It also uses rubber fan mountings.
 
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is it me or all cooling manufacturers are coping xigmatek's idea?
 
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there is probably a factory somewhere in asia just pumping these things out like crazy...

Thermaltake: "nah we can't make it look identical... close off the sides... AH - perfect. Now no one will know that its a 1283. Now to rub the X off the box..."
 
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indeed
 

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In now way am I defending the ones who ride the coat tails of the 1283, but they do offer things the 1283 didn't. If they can do it cheaper and maybe squeeze out a degree or two over its original version, I say good for them.
 

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Awesome design Xig... *Ahem* I mean, Thermaltake!
 
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This look like it can mount 2 fans in push pull without zip ties.. :p
 

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i'm just worried that TT will slap a shit, noisy fan on there.

I'm pessimistic with everything TT.
 
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Dont understand you kids at all, who cares if they copied?
How much difference is there anyway between these coolers? I tell you, not much.

You are like this about the Antec 900 as well (omg copy!!! ....yeah who cares?)

seriously, if it works well and is cheap then woohoo imo.
 

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Dont understand you kids at all, who cares if they copied?
How much difference is there anyway between these coolers? I tell you, not much.

You are like this about the Antec 900 as well (omg copy!!! ....yeah who cares?)

seriously, if it works well and is cheap then woohoo imo.
the point is that who cares if 20 companies have the same product under their own names - it just makes them look bad for not being able to come up with something themselves.

"lets buy that guys product and sell it at the same price with our sticker on it" is just somewhat lame.
 
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i'm just worried that TT will slap a shit, noisy fan on there.

I'm pessimistic with everything TT.
LOL never seen a TT fan quiet :roll:

hmm why did this even hit the news section here? may be separate section - copies :laugh:
 
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The airflow resistance (or is it static resistance), whatever, I imagine it could be lower because of that rippled edge.


But still, they should've include the same "dent" design as on the OCZ Vendetta 2, more dissipation area..
 
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I'd buy it if it is cheaper than the Xigmatek version. I want to see someone rip off a v8 successfully lol.
 

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Looks nice and a bit different than the 1283 which I was one of the first to get :D. Now as for the price, I Do not see it mentioned. What are they going for, does anyone know?
 

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Well the ripples and the extra fan mount can possible make it better compared to the xigy. I have the vendetta 2 and that's a copy of the xiggy as well but it does a good job.
 

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So is this the 3rd Xigmatek clone (Kingwin, OCZ, TT), or are there others I'm missing?
 
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So is this the 3rd Xigmatek clone (Kingwin, OCZ, TT), or are there others I'm missing?
you miss the rosewill fort 120. its yet another hdt copy and paste cooler from the xiggy
 
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you miss the rosewill fort 120. its yet another hdt copy and paste cooler from the xiggy
Not exactly, they have that lower heatsink design which kinda sets it apart from the xiggy.
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But Xigmatek wasn't the first to come out with this ever so popular HDT / heatsink design anyway, I forget who it was... but I will find out. Does anyone know what company it was? I know I read it in an article somewhere, it was like some company I've never heard of.
 
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