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    Why ORB coolers?

    Why do so many people still use the Orb coolers?
    1)They cool badly,
    2)They are a pain to attach,
    3)Removing them is even more difficult,
    4) They are noisy (thanx to "the coolest)
    So why?

    Opinions here plz.
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    If its a Super orb (never heard any other orb), then u forgot the NOISE
    I had it installed, I changed it to Green Cooler and have the same temps with much lower noise level.
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    Becuz they look cool. I thought they were the ultimate cooler when I first saw them. Then i Learned. Ppl who use them usually don't overclock and they add those light kits and window kits.
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    I wouldnt put one on a AMD but maybe a intel


    like Tebore said

    "Becuz they look cool"

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    A lot of people still think the GORB is one of the best HSFs around because they don't know any better.

    When the GORB arrived in Denmark it was supposed to be a super cooler, but of course the power users quickly learned otherwise (anyone wanna buy a GORB I have lying around? ). Normal users still believe what they initially heard, though...

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    I listened to Ars Technica, yes I have sinned and repented for it. I believed them at first when they praised the orbs, so when I placed an order for my AMD T-bird 900 OEM, I placed an order for the super mini orb as well. I thought it looked cool and I thought "Two fans at 5000 RPM and all that heatsink material?! How can you go wrong?"

    I strayed, now I see the light.

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    What about the dragon orb 3?

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    As I understand it, DO3 are decent for sub-1.2GHz, but still you can get better for less.

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    -This is about the only good Dragon Orb *G*

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    Perhaps the setup above will give the Orbs some kind of decent cooling performance


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    Originally posted by hyperbob
    What about the dragon orb 3?
    theres a heatsink roundup at Anandtech right now, and the Dragon Orb more or less sucks...
    It may be enough for up to 1.2 Ghz Cpus non overclocked...
    But it is expensive also....

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    A dragon ORB 3 is just a Mini copper orb with a new clip, colours, and that add on fan that you can buy seperately. And the mini copper orb sucked so theres not much difference. ORBs are fine for older cpus and the new orbs are fine for intels too.

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    people use them because they used to be good and stupid computer mags say they are good beause they were good once

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    We should make it our missionto tell people not to buy Orbs for their T-Birds...
    The thing which makes me angry about this, that a lot of computer shops keep telling their costumers who often donŽt know better to buy Orbs for that kind on CPUŽs.
    And afterwards we have to tell the people that they bought a piece of crap for a lot of money

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    All orbs suck except the dragon orb 3 which cools pretty well, the temps are similar to the CAK38

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    Originally posted by Mr.Clitz
    All orbs suck except the dragon orb 3 which cools pretty well, the temps are similar to the CAK38
    Perhaps YouŽll like a look over at anandtech, there was a nice roundup of coolers (20) and the Dragon Orb was one of the worst and expensive also

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    the dragon orb is HUGE!!!
    I rather get a smaller one with the similar performance.
    (i like thermo sk6)

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    If you want an ORB type cooler, don't get the ThermalTake ones. Get one of these bad azzes, and drill and tap the four holes in it to mount it on a socket A board.

    I could make one of these at work out of copper, I should, it would kick azz But for only $17 at allelectronics, who can complain?

    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-82&type=store
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    Those are THE ONLY good orbs, if I remember correctly, they use them to cool RISC processors. I want to say they also use them in HP/Alpha servers.

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    Originally posted by RedneckTech
    Those are THE ONLY good orbs, if I remember correctly, they use them to cool RISC processors. I want to say they also use them in HP/Alpha servers.

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    No this



    is the one that was used to cool RISC CPUs. It's the same thing, just with a beefy skirt, and no flatside on the round part.

    You can get this big one at allelectronics for $22.50 here

    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...-75&type=store
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    Not sure, but this one may already have the wholes in the right place to mount it on a SocketA MoBo.


    You can get it here for $14. But I'm not sure how good it is.

    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...103&type=store
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