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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:39 pm 
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Well, Ninjas are masters of disguise...
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There are a few differences, but that is definitely based on the Ninja. Would be interesting to see if the Z cutout or the different corners have any effect on the cooling performance.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:18 am 
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HAHA
That's just lame
It probibly slightly lower performance compered with Ninja since the corner area is "missing".


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:10 am 
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Hello,

I'd guess that the surface area of the OCZ unit are slightly greater than the Ninja -- remember the deep notches at the corners of the Ninja? These are prone to bending, so the OCZ is probably better in this regard.
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OTOH, the 'Z' probably has a larger area than the center circle on the Ninja...so it probably comes down to the base and/or the mounting system.

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What is the mounting system of the OCZ? Some people seem to have mounting issues with the Ninja... If this OCZ has an improved mounting system, it might be worth something?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:14 pm 
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According this picture: http://www.ocztechnology.com/images/pro ... ator_3.jpg the mounting (at least for 775) is similar to Ninja Rev. B but it looks like the brackets are much narrower and may be more compatible.

Also, it ships with a slower fan (1000 rpm), so it may be quieter at stock speeds.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:07 pm 
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NCIX is accepting orders at $47.13 usd.

Only pics I've seen are for 775 mounting. :?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:52 am 
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Hello,

It is a very good sign that the stock fan is a 1000RPM model. It probably is not a Yate Loon, since it has open corners:
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The bracket is either two piece, or (more likely) is embossed for more stiffness:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:05 pm 
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If they had the integrity to just call it the OCZ Ripoff or even,more subtle,the Karma,I'd consider it.

I guess a copy was overdue,as the other good designs have been copied already.


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Anyone know if this fits on Evga/BFG 680i boards?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:58 pm 
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I doubt this is a ripoff, and it is most likely just a heat sink built by Scythe to OCZ's specs on the same assembly line. Just like how companies like Goodyear and Michelin make rebranded tires for generic names like Kirkland(?) and Canadian Tire. I can't see OCZ having a factory of their own to produce this kind of stuff in-house.

Its price is attractive, so it will be interesting to see if the seemingly minor changes they have made make it better or not...

Just by eyeballing it my personal guess is that the Vindicator has greater surface area, not only because of the deep notches, but also the bigger notches the Ninja has near the bottom.

Is the fin count the same?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:05 pm 
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Hello Brian,

Yes, they both have 23 fins. Another small difference is the extruded aluminum HS bit just above the base -- it seems to be a bit bigger on the OCZ. They don't seem to list a weight anywhere?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:17 am 
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Hello,

I guess this HS doesn't warrant a mention [on] the front page? :o

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NeilBlanchard wrote:
I guess this HS doesn't warrant a mention of the front page? :o

Of the front page :?: Well, Froogle has two listings, one of them a well-known outlet in Fremont CA, just north of San Jose. It'll be interesting to see how the mounting compares to the wonderful, popular, Ninja revB mounting. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:57 am 
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Hello,

Froogle is up to three listings now:

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=OCZ+Vindicator&btnG=Search+Froogle

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for the aussies

http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/sea ... vindicator

Not a bad price, cheaper then i thought it would be, especially considering the price of the tempest (http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/sea ... empest+ocz)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:40 pm 
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A 1000 RPM fan? This is suddenly a lot more interesting. All the press release said was that the fan would "aggressively cool the processor," which didn't strike me as newsworthy!

If any positive reviews come out, I'll definitely post a news story, but at this point it still doesn't seem very... new.

BrianE: Based on the OCZ reps' comments on the NCIX forums, it appears that this is actually manufactured and designed in-house, but that could just be OCZ playing their cards close to their metaphorical chest.


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