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    For review today, we've got the Thermaltake Contac 29 HSF. Featuring heatpipes, fins aplenty and universal mounting capability and a silent 120mm fan, it certainly meets our expectations as far as specs go, but how does it stand up to other cooling systems? Let's find out.



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    Good performance for the money. It just works. a lot like the xigmatek 1283

    I wish someone would make an amd heatpipe cooler where the fan blows east west rather than north south
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    Good review Logan, nice temps

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    No, I went back to the CM Hyper 212 Plus, because I didn't like the orientation of the Contac29. However, when I get an i7 next week, I might go with the Contac29. Not sure yet.

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    I got the contac 29 with my combo from newegg but cuz i was so cheap i figured it would not perform well enufe to overclock on. so i bought the spinQ it also looks way cooler but your making me reconsider. i got some arctic silver left i think i might switch it. what one do you think is better, between the contac 29 and SpinQ?

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    I don't know how the SpinQ performs, sadly, but I can attest to the fact that the Contac 29 is very capable. By next week, I'll be able to let you know how well it works on an OC'd i7.

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    It's too late tonight plus im tired, but tomm. im going to switch them and ill post the difference...

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    Sweet! I look forward to it.

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    ok so i did it, not gunna say it was the most fun ive had tinkering with this rig so far... the lil push pin clips suck... i feel like it could pop off at any moment at least when the spinQ snapped in it didnt pop back out on my several times. but aside from that it has lower my temps by 3 degrees.

    SpinQ Without HT 45c-81c With HT 45c-100c
    Contac29 Without HT 42c-77c With HT 42c-88c

    Your giving up style for a lil performance. But all this cooling talk has got me going. im going to leave the contac 29 in for now but im going to order a koolance custom H2O parts will include. The RP-1000 / 2x single fan radiators 1x140mm & 1x120mm(push/pull) / CPU-360 Block. Do you think 1 radiator would be enufe? i should go 2 huh... only the cpu is gunna be in the loop GPU im going to prolly leave on air for now...

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    id just get a 120.2 radiator. in fact, post this in the WC section. Deton will help you pimp that WC setup out!!!!!!

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    After running the majority of the day with this cooler on my temps are now down to 40c @ idel w/HT enabled and all my readings are from hottest core using Real Temp 3.46. Temps for each core are 40/34/38/32 that 5 degrees better than SpinQ on hottest core :-)

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    The Contac 29 does indeed outperform the SpinQ, but the SpinQ looks much nicer

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    Accually i Modded my Case works better with SpinQ now Temps are down to 40c YAY... Check out my new pic's and let me know what you think...

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