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In Pictures: 14 LGA 2011 Coolers For Your Core i7-3000 CPU

In Pictures: 14 LGA 2011 Coolers For Your Core i7-3000 CPU
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Akasa Venom Voodoo

Akasa adds dual fans to its Venom Voodoo to increase air velocity and cooling capacity. The speed of both fans can be controlled from a single motherboard header thanks to the included PWM-capable splitter.

The installation kit welcomes users of earlier platforms as well, though it installs the wrong way on most AMD boards, facing either up or down rather than left/right.

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    mayankleoboy1 , February 7, 2012 5:00 AM
    so where are the actual benchmarks?
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    Youngmind , February 7, 2012 4:27 AM
    For some reason to voodoo cooler makes me think of older computers/graphics cards.
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    Onikage , February 7, 2012 4:42 AM
    what.??? such a variety of coolers , and no COOLER MASTER V6 GT ??????????????????????????
    this is a joke right..???
    COOLER MASTER V6 GT is one of the if not the best price/performance Cpu cooler ou there.
    Got mine for only 39.99$ !!!! on Holidays
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    mayankleoboy1 , February 7, 2012 5:00 AM
    so where are the actual benchmarks?
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    zander1983 , February 7, 2012 5:29 AM
    Noctua D14 FTW

    mayankleoboy1so where are the actual benchmarks?

    +1
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    iam2thecrowe , February 7, 2012 7:08 AM
    Onikagewhat.??? such a variety of coolers , and no COOLER MASTER V6 GT ??????????????????????????this is a joke right..???COOLER MASTER V6 GT is one of the if not the best price/performance Cpu cooler ou there.Got mine for only 39.99$ !!!! on Holidays

    wow, you could have spent less and got a Hyper 212 Evo, which cools just as well, if not better.
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    hardcore_gamer , February 7, 2012 7:33 AM
    CNPS12X is the best in the list. It is better than entry level water cooling.
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    hardcore_gamer , February 7, 2012 7:41 AM
    mayankleoboy1so where are the actual benchmarks?


    "We will make sure each of those gaps is filled with Zalman silver thermal paste during our UPCOMING PERFORMANCE EVALUATION."

    in the last page.
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    Crashman , February 7, 2012 8:43 AM
    hardcore_gamer"We will make sure each of those gaps is filled with Zalman silver thermal paste during our UPCOMING PERFORMANCE EVALUATION."in the last page.
    Right, with this many coolers there would have been too many photos for a normal-length review. So the pictures were split across two articles, the second one has performance data.
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    sublime2k , February 7, 2012 9:53 AM
    List through 42 pictures? nope.avi
    Make it more practical than that.
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    ztr , February 7, 2012 11:17 AM
    Nice to see the Hyper 212 Evo to be present in this benchmark...

    Bought it a month back and doesnt disappoint me a bit when it comes to cooling my 955 BE....
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    jaquith , February 7, 2012 11:54 AM
    I assume those will be tested and benchmarked - right?!

    If so then add water cooling kits: Corsair H100, Intel BXRTS2011LC, Swiftech EDGE, Ek H30 360 HFX, etc; see -> http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g30/c321/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Water_Cooling_Kits_-_Brands.html

    Most folks with LGA 2011 are doing some form of water cooling.
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    Reynod , February 7, 2012 12:10 PM
    Nice pics crashman ... and the slideshow seems to be working a bit better lately.

    The devs must have been busy.

    Looking forward to the second article with the benchies mate.

    If you can comment on the ease of retention mechanism / fittings for these that would also be great.

    I recall the mongrel retention system on those early thermaltake coolers ... mine went to the tip via a "hammer session" after the umpeenth time taking it off and struggling to put the damned thing back on.

    Sometimes breaking something can be sooo cathartic.

    :) 
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    Crashman , February 7, 2012 12:22 PM
    jaquithI assume those will be tested and benchmarked - right?! If so then add water cooling kits: Corsair H100, Intel BXRTS2011LC, Swiftech EDGE, Ek H30 360 HFX, etc; see -> http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g3 [...] rands.htmlMost folks with LGA 2011 are doing some form of water cooling.
    Those have already been tested, please find the review under "coolers" in the "Articles" dropdown menu.
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    slicedtoad , February 7, 2012 12:52 PM
    I'm actually hoping the nh-d14 doesn't win... again. It be nice if the best cpu cooler wasn't colored fugly for once.
    the deepcool looks promising and i've heard good things about phanteks (though they're a bit flamboyant imo).
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    phamhlam , February 7, 2012 2:28 PM
    Hyper 212 wins hands down for value. I don't need an extra 5C for another $50.
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    ChromeTusk , February 7, 2012 4:08 PM
    Thank you for the preview! I'm looking forward to the benchmarks. :sol: 

    Probably will get down-rated :??:  , but I personally like the look of the CNPS12X. It would look great in my current set-up, but might conflict with the RAM.
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    xtreme5 , February 7, 2012 4:29 PM
    sweet design goob job!
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    phump , February 7, 2012 6:13 PM
    Sorry Tom's but this "in pictures" format is intolerable and I don't read any of these posts.
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