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Sapphire Vapor X CPU Cooler?

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March 26, 2013 11:45:36 AM

Hello i want to ask if the sapphire cpu cooler is good to mantain my system cool at 4.4 GHz?

And is it good cooler?
March 26, 2013 12:05:01 PM

I don't know a lot about this cooler in particular, but according to this review: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cooling/49557-sapphire-va...

The short answer to your question is maybe. You didn't list a CPU but I'm going to assume you mean a 3570k or 3770k. According to that review, it lets a 3770k reach 80C and that is a bit too hot for my taste. It also seems to fall behind other coolers in its price range.

I would look at something like this instead for value and performance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this for best overclocking potential on air:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 26, 2013 12:05:03 PM

That'll mostly depend on your CPU, among other things.

It's a pretty good cooler AFAIK.
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March 26, 2013 12:06:36 PM

It's an awesome cooler and good looking too. Here's an article and I hope it helps you with your search and decision making. Read it to the end because the first sample they got had issues and working with the newer sample provided much better results.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5235/sapphire-vapor-x-...
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March 26, 2013 12:09:04 PM

JD88 said:
I don't know a lot about this cooler in particular, but according to this review: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cooling/49557-sapphire-va...

The short answer to your question is maybe. You didn't list a CPU but I'm going to assume you mean a 3570k or 3770k. According to that review, it lets a 3770k reach 80C and that is a bit too hot for my taste. It also seems to fall behind other coolers in its price range.

I would look at something like this instead for value and performance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this for best overclocking potential on air:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It performs almost identically to the EVO according to your link and the fact that the Corsair H60 performs similar to the EVO, lol. Unless it's much more expensive than the EVO, it's a good option.

Also, that test was 80C in Prime95. That's a good and safe temp. Real-world loads won't get it nearly that hot and that CPU is rated by Intel to safely get a lot hotter anyway.

Also, the NH-D14 is not the best air cooler for Ivy Bridge. It's non-Direct touch heat pipes are the cause of that.
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March 26, 2013 12:13:14 PM

blazorthon said:

It performs almost identically to the EVO according to your link and the fact that the Corsair H60 performs similar to the EVO, lol. Unless it's much more expensive than the EVO, it's a good option.

Also, that test was 80C in Prime95. That's a good and safe temp. Real-world loads won't get it nearly that hot and that CPU is rated by Intel to safely get a lot hotter anyway.

Also, the NH-D14 is not the best air cooler for Ivy Bridge. It's non-Direct touch heat pipes are the cause of that.


The MSRP on the Vapor X is $69. That's double the EVO unless he is getting a good deal somewhere.

Also, I wasn't aware of that about the D-14. Reviews like this one show it doing just fine.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/cpu_cooler_roundup...
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March 26, 2013 12:24:44 PM

The Vapor X is a GPU cooler, not a CPU cooler. Am I missing something here?
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March 26, 2013 12:30:26 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The Vapor X is a GPU cooler, not a CPU cooler. Am I missing something here?


Yes you are bud. They came out with a CPU cooler with the same name. Go check it out!
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March 26, 2013 12:34:00 PM

hero1 said:
g-unit1111 said:
The Vapor X is a GPU cooler, not a CPU cooler. Am I missing something here?


Yes you are bud. They came out with a CPU cooler with the same name. Go check it out!


Never mind, found it. Interesting, I didn't know they made CPU coolers. I like it though - it looks pretty solid and looks like it will work with RAM with tall heat sinks.
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March 26, 2013 12:34:16 PM

JD88 said:
blazorthon said:

It performs almost identically to the EVO according to your link and the fact that the Corsair H60 performs similar to the EVO, lol. Unless it's much more expensive than the EVO, it's a good option.

Also, that test was 80C in Prime95. That's a good and safe temp. Real-world loads won't get it nearly that hot and that CPU is rated by Intel to safely get a lot hotter anyway.

Also, the NH-D14 is not the best air cooler for Ivy Bridge. It's non-Direct touch heat pipes are the cause of that.


The MSRP on the Vapor X is $69. That's double the EVO unless he is getting a good deal somewhere.

Also, I wasn't aware of that about the D-14. Reviews like this one show it doing just fine.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/cpu_cooler_roundup...


Here is a very in depth look at the air coolers that we can get our hands on. I read the whole article and NH-D14 is pretty much the king of the hill and does what it's intended to do!

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6830/cpu-air-cooler-round...
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