Thermaltake Contac 29

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MyWayNYC

I don't do push pins,NO matter how good the Cooler performs! 

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innervoid

These push pin Coolers are nothing but trouble , I tried one once with my Stock Core 2 E8400 and temptures were all over the board , From 70c to 50c on full load. IT seems to me a flawed design. I Quickly Bought the XIGMATEK Direct touch heat pipe cooler and Back plate option. (Chunked the Push pins out the window) on another note this Baby is still Working perfectly with loads of dust bunnies clogging my HSF. Never goes above 50c at 3.6 ghz. So yea i am all for the direct touch Tech! and open heatpipe dual fans on my GPU as well. I just love the MSI GTX 260 oc3 with the 5 heatpipes and twin fans ! Never goes above 60c over clocked to a 700mhz 1500 shader , in an antac 900 case !!

Also wanted to note i have been Reading this mag ever since "BOOT" Magazine!!! you guys havent lost it YET . 

But the mag keeps getting thinner and thinner !! 

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fusobotic

 I'm sticking with my 212+ also, keeps my Phenom IIx3 720 @ 3.4GHz below 35C at burn, 22C at idle. Wish I could push it more, but the voltages are giving me problems.

Maybe this is just me, but the thermal paste that comes with the 212+ was kind of dry. It was hard to apply but it performed well, couldn't notice a difference in temps even when I replaced the compound with some name brand stuff (which went on much easier). But I'm not sure how the included compound would cope with temps above 40C.

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Nuxes

Why are there tribbles sitting behind it?

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fourfinger

you need to re-read what they are saying; they are sticking with the 212 saying this is not better

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dankers

But we’ll stick with the Hyper 212+’s more-secure installation and
better fan-retention mechanism, thank you.

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arch-chancellor

Did you guys remember to clean out those dust bunnies before testing?

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keithfreitag

How the fuck did this become best of the rest in Coolers?  I got the Hyper 212+ and I'm shocked at the shitty push pins on the Contac and the fan attachments that you are calling this better.  Hell the numbers don't lie, the 212+ beats the 100% burn in by .25 and sure the contac matches the idle; It's a carbon copy of the best cooler (the 212+) yet you say it's better bc it copies but doesn't match the burn in temp.  You guys must of been drinking the koolaid or something.

Steve Jobs is the Devil and loves Open tech, wait Proprietary tech, no Open tech, ummmm he hates Flash!

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keithfreitag

I just saw it was best of the best for May 2010 not the actual best of the best.  My bad MaxPC, can we kiss and make up.

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highsidednb

Yeah.  Seriously.  What's up?  Can't read your own benchmarks?

 

And what's with the editorial about how awesome the ipad is in the latest issue to hit my doormat?

 

Why are you slipping?

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kiaghi7

In the future I'd really like to see a review of the Prolima Megahalems with dual Noctua or Scythe fans (since they are famously quiet) rated at 50+ CFM each...

 

From the specs I've seen even with lesser fans, it can actually make a heck of a run on even liquid cooling schemes and throughly trounces all comers in air cooling. Please do your own independent investigation on them and of course share the results!

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