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Thideras's Scythe Orochi review

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Omsion

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I don't understand what you mean. :eh?:

Orientation should not affect performance.
Instead of fan on top blowing down, fan on the side (ala Ninja, TRUE, etc). Although i guess the way the heatsink is shaped probably makes that really ineffective (that cut-away halfway down).
 

Automata

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Instead of fan on top blowing down, fan on the side (ala Ninja, TRUE, etc). Although i guess the way the heatsink is shaped probably makes that really ineffective (that cut-away halfway down).
I can test it, but I don't think it will matter. There is a heatsink at the bottom that helps in heat dissipation that wouldn't be used if the air was moving parallel to the board.
 

JamesXP

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DY, that's not a good idea, heatpipe heatsinks have adverse affects at cold temperatures like 10c down.
 
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Ben333

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DY, that's not a good idea, heatpipe heatsinks have adverse affects at cold temperatures like 10c down.
He was kidding lol. But what would happen to them? They are gas filled, right?
 

JamesXP

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I read a thread on XS where they where benching outside and found that the heatpipes froze up, and I thought they had a material inside with some kind of liquid, i'm not too sure.
 

gsrcrxsi

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having the board in an up-right position to me is more a test to see if the heatsink is too heavy. from what ive seen it just uses push pins right? or does it have a back plate? thats the biggest thing holding it back i think.
 

Automata

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having the board in an up-right position to me is more a test to see if the heatsink is too heavy. from what ive seen it just uses push pins right? or does it have a back plate? thats the biggest thing holding it back i think.
I can post a picture if Ben allows me to.
 

Evilsizer

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having the board in an up-right position to me is more a test to see if the heatsink is too heavy. from what ive seen it just uses push pins right? or does it have a back plate? thats the biggest thing holding it back i think.

if you look closly at T's pic, the last one he posted. it is using the "clips" ala socket 478, with 90% sure a backplate. as my ninja came with a backplate while using the same "clips" to be held in place.
 

Automata

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if you look closly at T's pic, the last one he posted. it is using the "clips" ala socket 478, with 90% sure a backplate. as my ninja came with a backplate while using the same "clips" to be held in place.
You are correct, they are clips. It is similar to 478 I guess.
 

pak

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That core damage program makes my 24/7 p95.4 BSOD! I guess im not stable anymore....

And that HS is huge! There has to be a point where bigger is no longer better. Size of the cooler should start showing some diminishing returns.

--pak
 

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comon whats taking so long!!!!!! on with the pics !!!!! give us our computer porn please
Check out the huge fans on that one !!!!!!!!Niiiiice heeeeeeeatpipes , come on man please ?
 

Automata

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comon whats taking so long!!!!!! on with the pics !!!!! give us our computer porn please
Check out the huge fans on that one !!!!!!!!Niiiiice heeeeeeeatpipes , come on man please ?
Done.

Give me a sec to grab them off the camera. Please note these are unedited, so don't look away in horror just yet ;)

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gsrcrxsi

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very good to see it has a backplate. i was worried about that. now just worried about the strength of the MB when upright. but i could be worried over nothing.