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Old April 17, 2007, 10:42 AM
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Default A nice CPU heatsink roundup by Madshrimps

They review a ton of heatsinks here- they use a decible meter too. Zalam 9700 cools awsome but is loud- tuniq tower and the thermalright ultra seem to be a better cooling/noise balance.

Intel Reference S775 Heatsink
Coolermaster Eclipse
Coolermaster Mars
Coolermaster Hyper TX
Scythe Ninja
Titan Amanda TEC
TTIC BIG
Zalman CNPS9700LED

Coolermaster GeminII
Scythe ANDY Samurai Master
Scythe Kama Cross
Scythe Katana 2
Tuniq Tower 120

"With close to 150 heatsinks tested these past several years, we definitely notice the trend for larger and more heatpipe equipped units; however there is still hope for the more compact units to stand a chance, if the design is right and lines up with the case airflow. If you want to extract the most out of your CPU cooler, make sure it has a direct path to get cool air and exhaust hot air, this can have a very noticeable impact on performance and if done right, can save you the need to upgrade CPU cooling at all.

Bigger is better is what most companies are thinking now, and with Thermalright’s latest heatsinks natively supporting 140mm fans we’re coming close to making heatsinks that will fill up the inside of your case, the
IFX-14 even features a separate heatsink to cool the backside of the motherboard (below the CPU socket). Zalman had a good thing going with their TNN case series which made the case into one big heatsinks, but the price is way too high to justify the performance, but it’s certainly a possible path to take. The Titan Amanda TEC unit also has some potential and with CoolIT bringing together TEC and water cooling in on we are reaching for new heights in CPU cooling power.

We like to thank Coolermaster and Scythe for letting us test their latest gear, until next time"


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Old April 17, 2007, 10:48 AM
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I would have like to know what the coolermaster geminII did on high, but all they showed was at low, there it matched the Tuniq Tower 120 on low
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I think they reviewed it before, so it you look back at their past reviews, you can maybe find the results.
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I will check it out, thats for sure!!

That is the cooler i bought so i think it will do great
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