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Hey guys..

 

SVC is having a sale on Thermalright SI97's...If you dont know about these...well they are great...The best socket A cooler I have used...It's extremely light and ver efficient with a low rpm fan...so it will be cool and quiet..

 

This link does use (go thru) the link in AG's sig....

 

http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsea...ry=Thermalright

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yes..yes it is...

 

There is actually a liquid in the heat pipes the help carry heat and cool the base... it's the same liquid as those drinking birds...you know the ones you sit next to a glass of water and it keeps bobbibg for a drink....

 

I think it's benzine....?

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Guest Darien

you'll have to forgive me...

 

but that's bogus... my SI-97 is good...

but it's not even CLOSE... NOT EVEN CLOSE... to my SLK-974U... and my SP-97 is a little better than the SLK-947U....

 

and I know you're not saying it's a better HSF playah, but that review does:

CONS:

 

* can be slightly difficult to install

* does not outperform SP-97 in all cases

 

The SI-97 is good.. but they got serious intestinal fortitude to claim superiority, in any way shape or form over the SP-97, in any test... even by a small margin...

 

The SI-97 is good because it is so quick and easy to install and remove and re-intall... yet they said it was difficult??? the SI-97 is great for when you're testing different cpu's and you need something quick... that still provides good cooling.... but do to it's design it doesn't have a very strong connection... just that little clip... which allows for plenty of slip, at least 15 degrees of rotation slip in either direction if accidently bumped, which prevents a good cure... the bolt on design of the SP-97 and SLK-947U are far superior...

 

In conclusion... SI-97, very good HSF, especially at that price... but for anyone to delude themselves into thinking, in any way, that it's better than the SP-97 is sillyness.

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I prefer the SI-97 over the others...

 

Here is why... that little transistor next to the ZIF lever everyone always seems to break off on the DFI-NF2 boards....It's just too damn close to the hole as is the ones on the upper hole....just search and you'll see....

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I've got the SLK947U but haven't really had time to test it,other than w/a modded shroud that fit a bigger fan.Really did not impress me,but in all fairness I haven't given it a chance yet,so the jury is still out.

 

For what's available new right now,it's hard to beat the SI-97,I used mine in the OCDB and if ambient temps aren't too high it's impressive.

 

@Darien,

I've always been jealous of you guys w/the SP97's,been watching Ebay a long time to get one at a fair price.I'm still convinced it's the finest air cooled HS for socket A

 

The SLK900's have got a good rep also

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I've got the SLK947U but haven't really had time to test it,other than w/a modded shroud that fit a bigger fan.Really did not impress me,but in all fairness I haven't given it a chance yet,so the jury is still out.

 

For what's available new right now,it's hard to beat the SI-97,I used mine in the OCDB and if ambient temps aren't too high it's impressive.

 

@Darien,

I've always been jealous of you guys w/the SP97's,been watching Ebay a long time to get one at a fair price.I'm still convinced it's the finest air cooled HS for socket A

 

The SLK900's have got a good rep also

Actually you'll notice my first couple OCDB entries are actually using the SI-97... so don't get me wrong, it's a good HSF... anyting TR is good...

 

and I've always been jealous of the SP-97 owners too... I just got mine :nod:

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I'm glad Playah stuck in a vote for the SLK900!

 

I'm in the process of building an Ultra Infinity rig, and even though I've got an SI-97, I'm going to use my SLK800a!

 

I bought the SI-97 to use on a very early (unlocked) Barton 2500, which I've been using in an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe.

 

The temp sensors on this Asus are about as accurate as a "Magic 8-Ball", but I've never seen any astounding drops since I got the Si-97. I do know that I used to get temps in the 30's with the SLK-800a!

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