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The Best BUDGET air cooler, probably.. ??

SCDAS141
  • 58 months ago

The best Liquid CPU cooler as of now, and of course the most expensive, is the Swiftech H240-x.. say at what $190 ??

What I found really interesting was, that a relatively unknown "RAIJINTEK AIDOS" was behind by 3 °C (idle), 8 °C (load) and 11 °C (Extreme OC), AND it costs around $26..

Here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Deepcool/Captain_360/6.html

Techpowerup scores the RAIJINTEK AIDOS the highest performance/dollar rating at 594 % here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Deepcool/Captain_360/8.html

The performance/dollar gif is here: http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Deepcool/Captain_360/images/perf_dollar.gif

I know it might be premature to pass a verdict on just one benchmark, but this benchmark was conducted very recently 20th Feb 2015.. And a very extensive one at that too, involving 42 top coolers..

What do you guys think ??

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking they found an odd price for it and just used that.

Just to look it up, I found the cooler on this site and went through every location trying to find a price. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/raijintek-cpu-cooler-op105246
There wasn't a single price listed for the cooler in any location currently covered.

Searching on the web, Newegg apparently has it listed but only sold by someone else through them. It's at around the same price as the Hyper 212 EVO, which performed similarly to it, so I'm lead to believe they found some cheap price somewhere (I'm thinking Japan), converted it just based on Yen -> Dollars without respect to other factors then did the calculation.

As such, it's probably not the "best" budget cooler, but just looks like that because of a quirk due to bad standards in doing statistics.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

FYI, I am using a Raijentek Themis EVO which is a bigger cousin tot the one you are looking at. It runs pretty quiet at idle and does a good job of cooling. It is a little noisy when under load, but not much more than similar coolers. It also installs easier than the CoolerMaster 212 EVO.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA66Z28G5714

It is not sold by Newegg, but came just as quickly as if it was.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Searched for the part number used on this website (OP105246) and second link was this NewEgg page: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K62VX7019

If they actually did their stats/discussion right, they'd list the price and source they used instead of having us try and track down wherever they might have used it.

Just to add to the confusion;
Amazon link for 33$ variant: http://www.amazon.com/Raijintek-Themis-CPU-Cooler-120mm/dp/B00GOW4EH8/ref=pd_sim_sbs_147_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1NW98P1EWMR2Y963JNH5
Newegg link for the same cooler I was apparently looking for? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA66Z28E4788

Though, that "was behind by 3 °C (idle), 8 °C (load) and 11 °C (Extreme OC)" is a bit misleading. With a i7-4770 at 3.7GHz stock, 4.2GHz OC; it was at 30C idle, 33C idle OC, 65C "typical load", 76C "typical load" + OC, 77C at "max load" and 95C at "max load" + OC.

Interesting... Looks like it's getting it's performance mainly from its fan... Which is running towards the high-end RPM (>1000RPM at 25% setting, ~2500rpm at 100% setting) and inducing extra noise... Per: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Deepcool/Captain_360/7.html

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like it's $19.99 on NewEgg, which isn't bad at all. I'd personally wait for more reviews though, I'm a bit skeptical of that performance from only one 92mm fan. But who knows?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What do u think about this comparison ??

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/211442-129860

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

that 594% price/performance is relative to the deepcool captain. the aidos is still the best price/performance cooler though. 163% compared to be quiet pure rock (even in performance): http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/beQuiet/Pure_Rock/6.html. the aidos is great for the price.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree that the AIdos is great for the price but I think this comparison here dent's the Aidos' bubble a little:

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/211442-129860

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

not really. it's being compared to a bigger heatsink with a bigger fan and 40% more expensive. it also uses a smaller, faster and louder fan than the 212 EVO. the only data for the aidos in that comparison is in the fixed noise level tests, which it is impossible for the smaller fan to keep up at the same noise level. it keeps up in most other reviews that simply test it's performance without handicaps.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

yep, got ur point..

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