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Corsair Cooling Ice T30 TEC Memory Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:24 am

Corsair Cooling Ice T30 TEC Memory Cooler Review

Corsair has industry’s first thermoelectric (TEC) cooler designed from the ground up for memory modules. Today Legit Reviews has a closer look at this ice cold memory cooler. Read on to see how this cooler works and what it means for memory cooling on some Dominator GT memory modules!

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When testing the T30 I kept kicking myself for not having a single-stage phase change system or liquid nitrogen so I could kick up the CPU's uncore and push the CAS7 and CAS8 frequencies. Now keeping that thought in mind, where does the T30 fit in with the myriad of other cooling devices on the market? For use within the typical system the T30 would define overkill. The H30 makes a lot more sense, especially for those individuals who already have their case watercooled. But the T30 isn't about making sense, it is about pushing the boundaries and for those select few people who are willing, the T30 is there to give them that extra edge. This is definitely a product geared towards the small group of competitive benchmarkers at the tip top of the horde of computer enthusiasts.


Article Title: Corsair Cooling Ice T30 TEC Memory Cooler Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1106/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $199.00
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Re: Corsair Cooling Ice T30 TEC Memory Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:25 pm

Here's what I got from the review:
Save your money and buy better/binned RAM if you want to run fast and tight.
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Re: Corsair Cooling Ice T30 TEC Memory Cooler Review

Postby Gomeler » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:07 am

Was hoping you'd instead get "Buy the H30 unless you REALLY need ~2200C7 24/7". I didn't break down the T30 and use just the waterblock but I suspect for watercooling enthusiasts that would be an awesome upgrade over the dominator airflow fans. I'll continue to use the T30, plan on testing it with the CPU on LN2 this weekend and I imagine I'm going to see a remarkable improvement over my last Super Pi 32M run(6:35 at 5535MHz). I think with the T30 I should be able to shave off around 2 seconds at the same speed, if not more considering how my last run was a 2140C8 and a 4999.5MHz uncore. This time I'd like 2140C7, maybe 7-7-7-20 if the sticks will pull that tRCD, and 5176MHz uncore.

Anyways, outside of epic benching it would be hard to warrant paying for the T30. It is a great product but I'd liken it to running your CPU on LN2 24/7. Be back this weekend with some awesome screenshots :supz:
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