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RyE

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Apr 22, 2001
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CA Bay Area
yo. i want to get a new HSF for my amd tbird 1.2 ghz. I am planning on getting one of the copper ocz gladiators from www.theoverclockerzstore.com, but they have quite a few options such as regular copper, copper wtih silver plating, and copper with gold plating. I know for sure that im gonna get the delta fan, but i dont know if the different kinds would make much of a diff. plz help. any suggestions or reviews on this hsf and stuff would be helpful. thx
 

It_The_Cow

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Apr 21, 2001
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Indiana
I'm not sure if the plating really affects cooling, but don't go with the gold one. Silver is better, and cheaper. As for the bare one, I'm not sure how it compares with the silver-plated one
 
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RyE

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thx. btw the price diff is for copper, copper w/ silver, and copper w/ gold (in the same order) is $30, $35, and $40.
 

funnyperson1

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Jun 16, 2001
actually, the silver coated(technically) is the best, you wont that much of a difference, but the only reason you would get gold is because silver tarnishes....and i dont think that affects the thermal conductivity silver is actually better, i recommend the si;ver plated (im still using aluminum :()
 

cjtune

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Dec 18, 2000
Just get the plain copper. Silver conducts heat only slightly better than copper while gold is at par. However, they are both as platings so there isn't much benefit except for the looks (can you say gimmick?). If you can stand the 350kb of the thread "Copper and Aluminium", I suggest you read it to find out why.
 
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William

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if the cost of the silver(i would go with Gold myself just to keep everything from tarnishing and oxidizing) is more than an SK-6 or Glaciator, you are wasting your money on a HSF that won't be as good as the SK-6 or the Glaciator.
 

cjtune

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William (Jul 22, 2001 12:49 p.m.):
if the cost of the silver(i would go with Gold myself just to keep everything from tarnishing and oxidizing) is more than an SK-6 or Glaciator, you are wasting your money on a HSF that won't be as good as the SK-6 or the Glaciator.

A gold HSF would certainly look nice. I hope you fellas have plexiglass side panel windows to show it off to guests. I think it'll look good with the black/gold mobos like those from Aopen.
 

Kingslayer

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Jun 12, 2001
Location
Port Charlotte, Florida
A pretty pinky paisley heatsink would look good too, but if it don't perform it aint worth snot. And whats the point of having a window to show off your inferior heatsink?

Well....you could use it to look for smoke.