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Old 06-16-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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"The HAVIK 140 is the first CPU cooler from NZXT. It has six*heatpipes and two 140-mm fans. Let´s check it out!*The HAVIK 140 comes in a*tough cardboard box, as you*see in Figure 1.click to enlargeFigu..."

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Old 06-16-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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Nice review guys, thanks. A question about the case you use in testing. IMO it seems to be a very standard, nothing special case in terms of it's size and design (top mounted PS for example.) Do you use that case as an example of an average or typical PC case, rather than using a high-end case that is more rarely used, and could enhance the cooling?
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Please start showing HSF's installed on both Intel and AMD based mobos if they support both types of sockets showing them installed on an intel mobo only doesn't help us AMD owners any we need to know how close it's going to get to the Dimm sockets whether or not it's going to block the use of tall Dimms (aka Corsair's DHX type)... I've been asking about this for ages but still nothing happens
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... showing them installed on an intel mobo only doesn't help us AMD owners any we need to know how close it's going to get to the Dimm sockets...
Proximity to the RAM sockets isn't an AMD vs Intel issue, but more related to individual motherboards.

I'd rather argue that the AMD socket should be the primary choice because of orientation issues. Intel mountings are symmetric, so the coolers can be mounted in any direction, whereas AMD mountings are asymmetric.

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Nice review guys, thanks. A question about the case you use in testing. IMO it seems to be a very standard, nothing special case in terms of it's size and design (top mounted PS for example.) Do you use that case as an example of an average or typical PC case, rather than using a high-end case that is more rarely used, and could enhance the cooling?
Exactly... We are trying to test the coolers in a typical user configuration, so there is no point in using high-end super cases.

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Please start showing HSF's installed on both Intel and AMD based mobos if they support both types of sockets showing them installed on an intel mobo only doesn't help us AMD owners any we need to know how close it's going to get to the Dimm sockets whether or not it's going to block the use of tall Dimms (aka Corsair's DHX type)... I've been asking about this for ages but still nothing happens
As we've already answered, there's no point in doing it, since each motherboard has its own issues and the distance between the CPU socket and memory sockets is not the same for all the motherboards.

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Really you show me two socket AM2+/AM3 mobo's where the dimms aren't close to the back edge and aren't close enough to the socket that this HSF would fit with tall Dimms in the first socket with no problems

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Proximity to the RAM sockets isn't an AMD vs Intel issue, but more related to individual motherboards. Cheers Olle
Yes it is as Intel based mobos all have their Dimm sockets set further away than any AMD based mobos so don't try and say it's not an issue
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I disagree. My new ASRock Z68 Extreme4 have the RAM considerably closer to the CPU than my old Asus A8N-E had.

On the now motherboard the heatsink fins actually overlap the nearest RAM slot, while only half of the fan extruded over the RAM on my older motherboard. (I use the same cooler!)

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