- Nov 1, 1998
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Nice review...this one has been mentioned in a ton of threads here. Personally I have been a fan of Cooler master since I bought my first case from them, A Wavemaster back around 1993, still using it!
Depending on what else is going on in your case, you may be able to sidestep the RAM interference issue by rotating the HSF 90°. I did that so I could line it up with a fan blowing air into the case.... The only other thing I can think of thats worth mentioning is that the RAM slot closest to the CPU WILL have clearance issues with AMD systems. I have GSkill Ripjaw, and have just barely enough room. ...
Yeah, I've my 14cm case fans at the top of my case so I have the heat sink configured to blow the air straight up into them. Likewise, when not gaming my case fans a turned completely off so things are nice and quiet. This configuration helps.
Doing this you do need to install RAM prior to installing the heatsink. It's great to have the abillity to mount the heatsink in any direction you like. Many heatsinks aren't so flexable on orientation.
Heatspreaders aren't an issue for me as I tend to rip them off. Last I heard heatspreaders tend to hinder cooling rather than actually improve it.
This or the Thermaltake Frio? Not sure which to use to cool a 2500k. Nice review
this thing cools my i7 920 around 33C and thats with the horrible stock paste and positioning the fan to the rams. Im lazy and i really should get in there and add another fan an some AS5 but oh well. Picked mine up for $16.50 on ebay cause of the paypal advantage coupon.