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OCZ Vendetta 2 vs Xigmatek HDT-S1283 BOTH with crossbow & fan

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August 22, 2008 6:03:42 AM

crossbow - Xigmatek ACK-I7751


TIM - ocz freeze, tx-2, or mx-2

Scythe 110CFM slipstream or any fan performing better than the stock ones provided

which would have better temps? don't give biased answers
August 22, 2008 7:21:26 AM

Xbow+Vendetta 2+OCZ Freeze would have better result.
August 22, 2008 7:59:01 AM

arctic silver 5 ftw :)  im a fanboi and its not gonna change so dont flame me! not that you would if ur smart cos everyone knows how good AS5 is :) 
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August 22, 2008 8:27:37 AM

the best TIM i think is the one with diamonds in it.but its very very expensive for TIM. you heard of that venom?
August 22, 2008 10:35:41 AM

yeah the diamond icarat or something... but im sure in the frostytech review or w/e it was that had like 60 TIM's the AS5 still came up on top closely followed by the OCZ freeze, but they didnt allow the AS5 its recommended 200 hours so i still believe inthe power of arctic silver!!
August 22, 2008 10:41:48 AM

i would get the diamond thingy for just once to see for myself. but i guess AS5 is best for its price!
August 25, 2008 6:43:42 PM

Do you mean you can use the mounting bracket ACK-I7751 of Xigmatek on the OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU cooler? Interesting...
August 25, 2008 7:00:23 PM

all standard push pin cooler could use those mounting bracket.even the OEM intel cooler!lol
August 25, 2008 8:17:14 PM

Xigmatek also has a HDT cooler with four heatpipes called the Achilles S1284, but according to the reviews it does not perform as good as the 1283. However, most tested units of the Achilles belong to first revision and because of the quite 'bad' results, Xigmatek went back to the drawing table and designed the second revision. The sad thing is that I cannot find any reviews on that one, because I'm really curious about it. Has any of you guys already found a report about them?
They should have hit the stores around 4 July
November 16, 2008 7:54:28 AM

AS5 these days is pretty obsolete.

The best is probably the IC Diamond 24 Carat as you said. For the silver TIMs, TX-2 is technically the best right now, with OCZ Freeze coming in a close second I'd say. MX-2 is likely behind both of them. Really, AS5 is obsolete now (you can usually get other TIMs for the same price anyways). 200 hours is far too long a cure time.
November 20, 2008 4:41:50 PM

AS5 is not obsolete

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&number=5&ar...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Are just two reviews that show there is not much difference between ocz freeze, mx-2, tx-2 and AS5. If you factor in margin of error, they can pretty much all be considered at the same level - note one review shows the tx2 better than the mx2, the other mx2 better than tx2,...both show the AS5 in between, margin of error and these are equal, the ozc freeze I have not found enough comparable reviews to say it is truly the best, but it is up there.

The same is true with the Vendetta 2 and the Xigmatek S1283, they are of similar design (The vendetta 2 a knockoff with a few design changes), the included fan spins a bit slower on the vendetta 2,... you will not see a huge difference between the 2 Heatsinks and if you include margin of error in reviews,....

I personally like madshrimps for this one (they have basically the same case as mine so it is a better comparison for me - remember setups can influence cooling effectiveness of a heatsink as well)
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&number=5&ar...

It shows the vendetta 2 a whopping .5 degrees cooler when similar fans are used and 1 degree on the following:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

However the xigmatek S1283 is usually a good $10+ cheaper (depending on where you go and when) $17 diff on newegg (freeshipping and rebates included), which is more than enough to buy your TIM and a burger!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...
November 20, 2008 4:43:16 PM

Crap,. hate trying to help the OP on forums when an old thread is resurrected by another and you don't see it until too late!!!! :) 
Then again I have occassionally resurrected a thread,...

Anyways,.. good info for anyone else thinking of similar
May 30, 2009 8:39:25 AM

does the crossbow bracket make a performance difference?
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