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Millenium Glaciator. . . .

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rjiemamam

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has anyone tried this yet ? direct link here. i can only find one review on this.. here.. its pretty heavy.. if anyone tried... please let us know how it is.. its pretty good according to the review... but its only one..
 

bruce

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I read a big thread on this one at AMDmobo's forum, specifically the Iwill forum (linked there from the Full-on-3D FAQ), some guys were really in a stink about it!!! I have no personal experience with it, but you will likely find some there who do, Luckydaze (maker of the modded Iwill bios) had some good things to say,Goodluck!!!!
 

outhouse

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If overclockers.com backs it then it really is a decent HSF combo. Our guys in that department our on our side and would not steer us wrong for the sake of selling someone elses products.

my 2 cents
 

Slake

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I would try it if I hadn't just bought an Alpha the same day the Glaciator started accepting orders. I haven't had time to install the Alpha yet. If it don't get me doing the Gig Jig, I'll sell it and try the Glaciator or water-cooling. I would definately feel safe ordering based on the OC.COM review after making sure it will fit on a CUSL2-C.
 

LimeyGreg

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Go to the home page, under Reviews and Tips select Heatsink reviews and Tips, about a page down read the article "Millennium Copper, A Preview Test for more information on the design and testing. I can't find the original article I read but the design thinking was quite impressive.
 

Randy

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After reading all the info on this new HSF at the Millennium site I sent an email with some questions I asked 1. Is this a 2piece heat sink and if so how are the upper and lower halves bonded? 2. In the event of a fan failure can the fan be changed out as it looks to be non removable. This is the reply I recieved and quite promptly I might add.
The Fan is rated MTBF for 50,000 hrs Dual ball . 9 out of ten fan failures are directly traceable to bearing failure. I paid a buck extra per fan for the added reliability. I have been trying to get the warrenty for the heat sink out of my lawyers office and post to the site. but I am looking At a 50,000 hr complete Heat sink replacement garrantee for a bearing fan failure. The base is diecast, the top peice is brazed to the base and xrayed to verify integrity.

Regards

Andrew Lemont

[End quote]

Now this sounds like somthing that I can't change fans on if I get a wild hair and want to put somthing with a higher cfm rating on to see if I can increase the performance.If the fan fails I'm S.O.L. and have to send it back for a replacment instead of putting another fan on(we all have spares lying around right?) and getting right back into action.
For this reason alone I will not be buying one of these coolers. I like to be able to have the option to try different fans on a heatsink to get the best performance possible.
 

Slake

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Excellent point Randy. I had not considered that. If indeed it does ship with a 50,000 hr replacement warranty, I would still buy it if it performs as well as the units reviewed. That warranty would be over 5 years. I doubt the "lawyers" would reccommend a warranty that long. A two year full replacement warranty would be more than fair IMHO. I took the liberty of including a pic of the Glaciator in this post. Although probably more trouble than it's worth, it looks like the fan COULD (not easily) be removed with the help of our friend the dremel tool or a hack saw. It appears the "top" could be cut off and reattached with J.B. Weld after inserting a different fan. Maybe future versions could include a replaceable fan .
 

AKDUDE

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I don't think the lawyers would have anything to do with the length of the warrenty, but just how its worded. Just think, if its worded wrong, and your heatsink dies, you could get a free house or something if its worded wrong..... (ok ok, maybe not that extreme)

I didn't even think about the fact that it could not take another fan. However, if it performs as well as the review said it did, it seems well worth the investment and the risk of fan failure. Of all the sites out there, overclockers seems to be the only one with accurate cpu temp readings when testing hsf.
AKDUDE
 

outhouse

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Most overclockers are very crafty and i know i would have no problem modding it in any way, replacing a fan even if you cut all the mounts off of it would still be easy remember the article for making a Delta more quiet well i would use that same trick of using silicone to mount it as well as dampen it and then wrap black tape around the gap to finish the deal and then your back in business and more quiet.
 

Randy

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I'll wait and see how it works for you guys. If it's as good as they say it is and after hearing feedback from people who have used it on these forums then I may change my mind and give it a try. Right now I'm liking this new ThermoEngine, I can't wait to get the 34cfm fan, should see it this coming week.
 

Mord-Sith

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Correct me if Im wrong but since its copper (thats the part im not sure of) It should be relatively soft. So you can dremmel through it and then solder it back together. The point is the type of people that are going to want this HSF are the type of people that cant buy somthing and let it set. We are all the type of people that have to break it and then try to make it work better. Since it seems oc.com has some pull with this company they need to sugest a removable fan for the Millenium 2.
 

doubled

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BlakeN (Jun 04, 2001 10:05 a.m.):
Correct me if Im wrong but since its copper (thats the part im not sure of) It should be relatively soft. So you can dremmel through it and then solder it back together. The point is the type of people that are going to want this HSF are the type of people that cant buy somthing and let it set. We are all the type of people that have to break it and then try to make it work better. Since it seems oc.com has some pull with this company they need to sugest a removable fan for the Millenium 2.

If you look on either side, even with the tops of the fins, you will see the joints where the "fan mount" is soldered to the HS. Looks like an easy mod to me. Un-solder the halves, remove the current fan, solder back together. There's plenty of real estate on the top half of this thing to bolt up a new fan.

My $.02 anyway

Dave
 

Clemson Physics Geek

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I actually emailed the guy voicing my concern over not being able to replace the fan. This is the email I received:

No easy fan swap - MTBF is 50,000 hrs - This test is performed @ 45 C- fins where the fan is seated only get 4 or 5 C above ambient - This is a dual ball fan for higher reliability I paid a buck extra per unit for the added reliability. I do not have the warrenty up yet my atty is gooseing up the hrs. But I will replace it if the bearings fail up to 50,000 hrs. from date of sale.
Regards

Andrew