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CM Siedon 120XL first impressions

Heini
Level 11
Today I took a CM Hyper 212 EVO out and installed a CM Seidon 120XL. Load temp went from 68C to 74C. Needless to say I'm unimpressed! I might leave it in a few days but I don't expect it will get any better.
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helmiec
Level 7
my temp. same siedon 120XL 40081
maximusVII Hero i74790K GTX770 G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB_2400MHz Samsung SSD 840pro Seidon 120XL

Heini
Level 11
Second impressions........
After some effort in swapping fans, speeds and headers I have the idle temps to where they were with Hyper212EVO and load temps are a little better. The trade off is GPU in the first slot is running a little warmer. If I were coming from a stock Intel cooler I'd be happy with the Seidon but it's not worth the price difference over the Hyper212EVO. But since I don't overclock the cpu your mileage may be better!

Heini
Level 11
Third impression..... It wasn't the cooler that "unimpressed" me, I'm unimpressed with myself. After some time in the bios setting up fan profiles I'm seeing temps in the 30-60 range. Ya gotta like the new bios on the Z97-WS boards!