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#1 Bosco

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

Sapphire has stepped into the CPU cooling market.

Tonight Frank takes a look at Sapphire's Vapor-X Universal CPU Cooler.

See how it does here:

http://www.overclock...sal_cpu_cooler/

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

I am a bit dissapointed in the review.

Why use prime 95 when occt/intel burn test generates way more heat?
Why so few comparisons between the coolers? (only s :S)
A noctua D14 should be in there just for testing sake, or other populair coolers like the cm 212 evo.

Used to better reviews of the site, maybe that is why i am so dissapointed :C

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:30 AM

We have always used Prime 95 as the load source and run it longer than 15 minutes as a way to hit the varying loads and peak temperatures. I find prime 95 a better indicator of long term stability under load than the other tests is the reason it is used.

As for the D-14 not being included, I put the Phanteks cooler in its place so the comparisons were not Noctua skewed.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:58 AM

Seems like the best (and easiest) way to judge a cooler performance is how big and how many fans it has.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Designing is cool, It reminds me of V6GT from Cooler Master. Good performance.
But I think in the comparison list, presence of Hyper 212 EVO would have been helpful for a direct comparison between them.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

I am a bit dissapointed in the review.

Why use prime 95 when occt/intel burn test generates way more heat?
Why so few comparisons between the coolers? (only s :S)
A noctua D14 should be in there just for testing sake, or other populair coolers like the cm 212 evo.

Used to better reviews of the site, maybe that is why i am so dissapointed :C


We had a short turnaround time on the review, we only had so much time to test a few coolers.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

We had a short turnaround time on the review, we only had so much time to test a few coolers.


shame, they shouldn't push you reviewers, you decide the outcome after all and it is not like everyone was jumping for the cpu coolers to begin with.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

shame, they shouldn't push you reviewers, you decide the outcome after all and it is not like everyone was jumping for the cpu coolers to begin with.


First cooler from them, not sure the reason behind it but oh well its done. I will be added into the rest of the coolers if it fits that platform of course.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

We had a short turnaround time on the review, we only had so much time to test a few coolers.

Is there a way to make a mass graph of cooler comparisons?? (maybe seperated by what chip they were running, so Core 2's won't be compared with i7's maybe??)

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

You mean as all different coolers on all different CPU's?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I hate to say it but I like it.... and now I want one thanks Bosco... you're not helping with the Holiday spending habits... ha ha
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