Thermaltake ISGC-300

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sjankis630

Can anyone recommend a constructive solution?

I have the Thermaltake ISGC-300 now in my current setup.

Coolermaster ATCS 840 full tower

ASuS P6T mother board

Corsair 850TX PSU

Intel i7-920 PSU

6gb corsair XMS3

At idle I get around 27 -29c, but under load Prime 95 8 cores 100%(without any overclocking) after about 20 min I am at 63c! and it stays there continually.

i have the fan turned to the highest (it is still pretty silent) Plenty of ventilation in the basement of a house with the avg ambient temp around 67f.

I was going to overclock this to aroudn 3.6, but if it is already pulling  62-63 then I would be lucky to get it to 3.2-3.3 and keep the temps around 70c. (which I would rather not exceed)

The only thing I can think of doing is re-installing the cpu fan (I spread a complete layer of thermal paste ) and start over. What I didn't do is just put the blob of paste there and mount. (which I have heard is another way to do it) I don't have to take out the motherboard to re-install the cpu fan with this case, but was thinking was it worth starting over or maybe picking another cpu fan while I had the case open. Also I used the thermal paste that came with the Thermaltake isgc-300 if that makes any difference. Any solutions  which don't cost too much.

I was hoping for  temps in the mid 50s at stress without overclock.

Thanks in advance.

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WFUJay

So MaxPC is still fiddling around with average heatsinks and still claiming the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme and Noctua NH-U12P the kings of air coolers when the Prolimatech Megahalems is just as good or better as either of those heatsinks in pretty much every test.  Would it really kill you guys to stop ignoring one of the finest heatsinks on the market?

Unbelievable.

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K0BALT

My Ultra 120 TRUE Solid Copper edition will kill a Megahalem any time of day.

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WFUJay

Benchmarks beg to differ fanboy.

From an article @ benchmarkreviews.com:

The Prolimatech Megahalems is the standout top-performer, with
a total adjusted temperature of 37.73°C over ambient. Nearly three
degrees away is the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme and Xigmatek Thor's
Hammer S126384. All three of these coolers are phenomenal performers,
and deserve the title of Best CPU Cooler for the Intel Core i7 /
LGA1366 socket.

 

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=316&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=7

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n0ctis

 Who's the fanboy? You sound like a sales rep.

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.: vires et honos :.

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WFUJay

Not really, just irks me when magazines that I enjoy reading crown certain products the best in their class due to a lack of knowledge or just because they like the name brand.

Shouldn't they thouroughly test other worthy products before crowning an undeserving one the king?

I'm obviously not trying to sell anything, but it would be nice to see a great company that makes great products get the exposure that they need.

Unless MaxPC is in bed with Thermalright and doesn't want to see a company of ex-Thermalright employees get some recognition. :P

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K0BALT

Well smartass... my Ultra 120 is the solid copper edition, (AS STATED BEFORE), ... which runs at least a 3C difference from the standard Ultra 120 in benchmarks.... Which technically, beats the Megahalem.... your move, sir.

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WFUJay

It's pretty sad that the TRUE needs a super cool solid copper edition to keep up with the Megahalems in the first place.

My point was that a Megahalems outperforms a TRUE, which it does.  And if these benchmarks are any indication, I'll take a wild guess and say that if Prolimatech (which is just a company of the best Thermalright engineers, who left Thermalright to begin with) made a solid copper edition of the Megahalems, it would outperform the solid copper edition of the TRUE.  :D

EDIT: Upon further findings, your SUPER DANDY copper edition TRUE performs AT BEST 2 degrees cooler than the standerd TRUE, and only 1 degree cooler in most tests.  In some tests they perform exactly the darned same.

"Evidently, no wonder happened. The solid-copper version of Thermalright’s super cooler is only 1~2°C more efficient than its aluminum counterpart. So, we can conclude that the copper giant doesn’t really demonstrate any serious advantage. Too bad, I really hoped to see at least 4°C improvement."

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-true-copper-u120x_8.html#sect0

So yeah, your SUPER AWESOME copper edition still wouldn't outperform the Megahalems based on these findings.  Unless you can come up with your own benchmarks to prove me wrong.

Looks like you lose.

Your move, smartass.

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K0BALT

I see a 3C difference when using (2) Fans at 2000rpm like they did in this benchmark....which is what I'm using....

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-true-copper-u120x_8.html#sect0

However, I'm not gonna argue with you. I WOULD like to see a Megahalem review just like you, but I'm not gonna spam random articles pissing and moaning until I get my way. Bitching like that when it has nothing to do with the article IS rather "fanboy"-ish, as you put it..... I also bet you're the guy that also calls people "Noobs" while you're "pwning" them, too. All fancy computer lingo aside...... I'll stick with my TRUE Copper that's keeping my CPU at 19C at this very moment.

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WFUJay

19 C?  What cpu are you using?  Proof?

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K0BALT

not a biggie, but in the benchmarks results you have THERMALTAKE U120-Extreme listed instead of Thermalright.

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XSV DBLs

lol, OWNED!

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graydiggy

look at the bottom of the page dude. it has the price listed at $44.99.  attention to detail.

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chrisbjax

Speaking of attention to detail, I think MaxPC needs to review their numbers.

They post in this review that the Thermalright U120-eXtreme at idle runs at 27.25c and 43.25c at 100% burn; yet in the Dec. 2009 issue of the magazine in the Scythe Mugen 2 Lab Test (Page 80), they posted the Thermalright U120-eXtreme benchmark at 29.75c idle and 45.25c at 100% burn..?

 

Either way the Thermaltake ISGC-300 still post scores lower then the Scythe. I know what i'm adding to my Christmas list this year. :-)

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SEALBoy

Ok... seriously guys, would it KILL you to put the price in the article? Every review you guys publish says something about the price without ever ACTUALLY TELLING US THE PRICE.

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mitpatterson

Look at the very bottom between the comments and the verdict, it shows prices. and they probaly don't list in in the actual article cause it can change, they use the price grabber thing so it auto updates

mitpatterson

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SEALBoy

Interesting... I still can't see it. Tried a Ctrl+F search on the page and it still didn't show up. Must be something with my browser.

 

In any case, my apologies for the outburst. I still think it would be great to have the price listed in the article.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Maybe Adblock is blocking the prices?

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cappomutato

Good call. I disabled Ad Block and the pricing info popped up after a quick reload.

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