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Thread: aero 7 better than volcano 7+?




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    Tom's Hardware reviews the aero 7 as performing better and quieter than the volcano 7+...

    ...and it's about the same price...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/2003...cooler-05.html

    what do you guys think?
    <table width=\"500\" height=\"140\" border=\"0\" cellpadding=\"0\" cellspacing=\"0\"><tr><td width=\"163\" bgcolor=\"#FFFFFF\"><font face=\"Verdana, sans-serif\" size=\"1\">&lt;strong&gt;:: Tim''s Rig ::&lt;/strong&gt;</font></td>
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    </tr><tr><td bgcolor=\"#f3f3f4\"><font face=\"Verdana, sans-serif\" size=\"1\">Asus A7V333
    Athlon XP2500+

    Thermaltake Volcano 7+
    PC 2700 DDR@1 GB

    MSI G4 Ti4200 TP64
    Detonator Drivers 53.03
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    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm

    Optorite 4x DVD+/-RW

    Sony 16x DVD

    Sony Floppy!

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    it looks good, but as far as sound goes...once it goes past 60, the difference between 62.5 and 66.9 seems negligible
    but from that review, it does seem like a very good cooler...0.28 C/W at full tilt is impressive for an air cooler :D

    the only probllem I see could be the clip
    We also liked the Aero7's ergonomically-designed triple clip, which made it easy to install without any tools. [b]Unfortunately, on some boards, the clip and the RAM modules are on a collision course, as the picture (Asus A7V333) shows.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    yeah, i have a a7v333--the board in that picture!
    <table width=\"500\" height=\"140\" border=\"0\" cellpadding=\"0\" cellspacing=\"0\"><tr><td width=\"163\" bgcolor=\"#FFFFFF\"><font face=\"Verdana, sans-serif\" size=\"1\">&lt;strong&gt;:: Tim''s Rig ::&lt;/strong&gt;</font></td>
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    <td width=\"23\" bgcolor=\"#FFFFFF\"><img src=\"http://www.bluespherestudios.com/images/spacer.gif\" width=\"23\" height=\"25\"></td><td width=\"151\" background=\"http://www.bluespherestudios.com/images/case1.gif\" align=\"center\"><font face=\"Verdana, sans-serif\" size=\"1\">Chieftec Blue Case</font></td>
    </tr><tr><td bgcolor=\"#f3f3f4\"><font face=\"Verdana, sans-serif\" size=\"1\">Asus A7V333
    Athlon XP2500+

    Thermaltake Volcano 7+
    PC 2700 DDR@1 GB

    MSI G4 Ti4200 TP64
    Detonator Drivers 53.03
    </font></td><td bgcolor=\"#f3f3f4\"><font face=\"Verdana, sans-serif\" size=\"1\">Seagate 60GB 7200rpm

    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm

    Optorite 4x DVD+/-RW

    Sony 16x DVD

    Sony Floppy!

    Fans@2 intake, 3 exhaust</font></td><td bgcolor=\"#f3f3f4\"><img src=\"http://www.bluespherestudios.com/images/case4.gif\" width=\"23\" height=\"82\"></td><td><img src=\"http://www.bluespherestudios.com/images/case2.gif\" width=\"150\" height=\"82\"></td></tr>
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    That thing looks huge!...but i will prolly go ahead and grab one next time i build a rig...you won't have problems with mobos that have the socket lugs on the top and bottm..and not side to side ...dunno knowif you get my drift or not.
    - Damien

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLaCo
    ...dunno knowif you get my drift or not.
    ya...
    this ok:


    this not:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Ya ya you got it....thats it...so i don't see a problem with mobis like that...thx for the pics =)
    - Damien

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    I would just bend that clip a bit if it got in the way.
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    I just bought a Volcano 7+ to replace my coolermaster one. I was going to get the Aero one but decided to go for the Volcano because of everyones priase about it. As long as it keeps my Athlon cool then I don't mind.

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    The volcano &+ is great...some people like myself like to try new things...
    - Damien

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    You may want to take a look at this:

    Tweaktown Noticies: Aero 7 catches on fire!?

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