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XP-120 release date?

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Bios24

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Last I heard it was suppose to hit shelves in the next week or 2. Even though the SP94 is good, I'd definitly wait for this one. Now which motherboard it'll fit is going to be interesting.
 

Lat

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actually, aluminum is better at dissapating heat

the base + heatpipe of the xp-120 are supposedly copper, so this is the best combo
they're just coated with nickel (although it woulda been better if they didn't)
 

fragger56

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LAt copper is allways better... as it has higher thermal conductivity tahn aluminium, heat transfer to air is not affected in any way by the material taht heats air only the supply of heat could be affected. so for example with alu teh heat gets to teh surface of the metal slower and therefore results in slower heat transfer to air. the only way i could see the alu working better for dissapation would be if it actually attracted or repelled air molecules and taht jsut dont happen...
 
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fragger56 said:
LAt copper is allways better... as it has higher thermal conductivity tahn aluminium, heat transfer to air is not affected in any way by the material taht heats air only the supply of heat could be affected. so for example with alu teh heat gets to teh surface of the metal slower and therefore results in slower heat transfer to air. the only way i could see the alu working better for dissapation would be if it actually attracted or repelled air molecules and taht jsut dont happen...

100% True, but aluminum will always be better for passive cooling
 

Quattro

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Is there anyway to get this to clip onto the ziff socket?
Because my motherboard doesn't have the 4 mounting holes