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 Post subject: nMedia Icetank: More than a Cute Name?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:17 pm 
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nMedia Icetank: More than a Cute Name?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:12 pm 
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Hello Devon,

You're right, fairly ho hum and predictable: closely spaced fins = good performance with high airflow, but lousy performance with low air flow.

I have not been keeping up with heatsinks (because if the Ninja fits...), but aren't there some Themalright (SI-120?) or some other "popular" HS that are decent?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:13 am 
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Nice review. There are a few typos, though.

- gHZ instead of Ghz.

- FAN DETAILS - > supposed to be in header format?

I'm still using my XP120, which is still really awesome. I plan on putting it in my new NSK2400 and hopefully have it so the air passes through it so maybe I can run it passively ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:46 am 
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Ok, fixed the FAN DETAILS formatting.

I'm going to leave gHZ (and proprietry) as is for now; both typos are copied and pasted from nMedia's web site. I usually try to minimize the changes I make to specs and features that I quote. Perhaps I should change this? Feedback would be helpful.


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If you decide to change it, change it to GHz wich is the correct one, not Ghz :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:20 pm 
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how come the airflow footnote is still in the measurement table as there are no airflow measurements?

great review as always. Still be nice to have a review of the SI-97A though - it has similarly closely spaced fins, but they're considerably shallower. Be a great way to test the whole depth of fins hypothesis you mentioned in the article :)


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That looks a heck of a lot like a Zalman CNPS8000.


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