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    Thanks for the review Jake, but I think I'll stick with SC water cooling for now and probably lean towards a DIY kit someday...

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    Got one of these to compare against my Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme and Scythe Susanoo. Am kind of expecting it to have roughly the same cooling potential, but with a much less irksome mounting mechanism, thereby enabling me to test various TIMs without too much hassle.

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    Why not go with the D14 ? you can add a 3rd fan and get even lower temps, I was able to hit 4.7GHz using the D14, 990X and G1 Assassin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Why not go with the D14 ?
    Horrible/ugly fan colors ... don't want them within 100' of my case.

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    But also because I am concerned about RAM clearance, given that I have tall heatsinks and align my coolers to blow front-to-back. Otherwise your suggestion is a good one.

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    You can always change the fans, but ram clearance would me a problem unless you use modules with small heatsinks. Here's 2 photos of the D14 on a G1 Assassin with 12 GBs of Corsair, there's about 1/2" of clearance, there's no way I could use my 12GB kit of Kingston HyperX so I had to use the Corsair XMS3 for the G1 review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Nice cooler I like the racing strips LOL, great review Jake
    Like your undies Steve, great review jake!

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    Jim, this review is 10 months old lol

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    Fashionably late LMFAO.

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    So okay ... color me truely amazed!!!

    As noted in another thread here - I acquired a Scythe Susanno to try and improve cooling beyond my Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme. But no such luck. It is competitive, but not a better performer. I then purchased a Prolimatech Super Mega. My goal in getting a Super Mega was to have a cooler that installed fairly easily, so that I could experiment with various TIMs without much hassle. It is, in fact, a success in that regard: considerably easier to deal with than either my eXtreme or Susanoo (both of which can be a bit troublesome).

    Now for the big surprise. I just finished initial testing. I honestly did not expect better temperatures. I figured roughly equivalent cooling potential to the eXtreme and Susanoo. But here are my preliminary results. Note that I used the push/pull fans taken from the eXtreme (Noiseblocker M12-P @ 1000-2000 rpm & 43-78 CFM).

    i7 920 overclocked to 4.2 GHz at 1.275v with Hyper Threading enabled, under Prime 95 for 20 minutes. Note that parentheses data is delta temps over ambient, and all temperatures are given as degrees C.


    Super Mega
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    Ambient: 25c
    C0: 74 (∆49)
    C1: 71 (∆46)
    C2: 72 (∆47)
    C3: 71 (∆46)
    CPU: 75 (∆50)
    SYS: 43 (∆18)

    Ultra-120 eXtreme
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    Ambient: 24c
    C0: 83 (∆59)
    C1: 81 (∆57)
    C2: 79 (∆55)
    C3: 80 (∆56)
    CPU: 83 (∆59)
    SYS: 41 (∆17)

    Susanoo*
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    Ambient: 25c
    C0: 86 (∆61)
    C1: 85 (∆60)
    C2: 82 (∆57)
    C3: 84 (∆59)
    CPU: 83 (∆58)
    SYS: 45 (∆20)


    *Speculation: the very great size of the Susanoo directly hinders front-to-back airflow within my closed case, and its four fans blowing at right-angles into that airflow create an additional disrupting influence, thereby making it difficult for the cooler to realize its full potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Fashionably late LMFAO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroChill View Post
    So okay ... color me truely amazed!!!

    As noted in another thread here - I acquired a Scythe Susanno to try and improve cooling beyond my Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme. But no such luck. It is competitive, but not a better performer. I then purchased a Prolimatech Super Mega. My goal in getting a Super Mega was to have a cooler that installed fairly easily, so that I could experiment with various TIMs without much hassle. It is, in fact, a success in that regard: considerably easier to deal with than either my eXtreme or Susanoo (both of which can be a bit troublesome).

    Now for the big surprise. I just finished initial testing. I honestly did not expect better temperatures. I figured roughly equivalent cooling potential to the eXtreme and Susanoo. But here are my preliminary results. Note that I used the push/pull fans taken from the eXtreme (Noiseblocker M12-P @ 1000-2000 rpm & 43-78 CFM).

    i7 920 overclocked to 4.2 GHz at 1.275v with Hyper Threading enabled, under Prime 95 for 20 minutes. Note that parentheses data is delta temps over ambient, and all temperatures are given as degrees C.


    Super Mega
    ========
    Ambient: 25c
    C0: 74 (∆49)
    C1: 71 (∆46)
    C2: 72 (∆47)
    C3: 71 (∆46)
    CPU: 75 (∆50)
    SYS: 43 (∆18)

    Ultra-120 eXtreme
    ============
    Ambient: 24c
    C0: 83 (∆59)
    C1: 81 (∆57)
    C2: 79 (∆55)
    C3: 80 (∆56)
    CPU: 83 (∆59)
    SYS: 41 (∆17)

    Susanoo*
    ======
    Ambient: 25c
    C0: 86 (∆61)
    C1: 85 (∆60)
    C2: 82 (∆57)
    C3: 84 (∆59)
    CPU: 83 (∆58)
    SYS: 45 (∆20)


    *Speculation: the very great size of the Susanoo directly hinders front-to-back airflow within my closed case, and its four fans blowing at right-angles into that airflow create an additional disrupting influence, thereby making it difficult for the cooler to realize its full potential.
    I agree with your conclusion.

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    At idle, my system is relatively quiet. As it cranks up under load, the Prolimatech Super Mega cooler begins to whine ever-increasingly louder. This audible annoyance was present back when I performed the tests above, but at the time I assumed it to be bearing noise from a failing fan.

    Having experimented lately, I find that the whine persists regardless of fan make or model. Simple increase in airflow seems to be the culprit: the higher the airflow, the louder the whine. For single-speed fans the whine is always present. For variable-speed fans the noise is not noticeable at low rpm, but then appears and increases in volume with increasing rpm.

    As best I can tell, it does not appear to be fan-on-radiator vibration oriented. A soft rubbery material is used as padding and thoroughly cushions the fans. Also, when I used the same primary pair of fans with my previous cooler, a Thermalright 120 eXtreme, there was no such whining noise.

    Anyone else have this issue with a Super Mega? Or experienced it with other coolers?

    Do you think it really is airflow noise as it is forced through the radiator, or have you some other idea?

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