Air Cooling Bonanza & More
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 20, 2005 - 08:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today I've got a mixed bag to share with you. First up is air cooled heatsinks, like the Thermaltke K450 that Bjorn3D reviewed. It's not the fanciest on the market, but it can certainy cool an FX-51 or 55. After considering the other CPU heatsinks, move onto the GPU coolers for that extra kick on your games. Increase the life of those Raptors with the HDD enclosures, and wrap it all up with multifunction control panels that do more than just tell you the temperature and let you change the speed of your fans.
"The first time I heard about the Thermaltake K450 heatsink was when I started my search for a CPU cooler for my Athlon 64 FX 55 in my SLI system. The problem I had was that the heatsink that was sent to me for my FX 55 was not meant for that CPU. I found this out by seeing my FX 55 temperatures soar to 70C when running Folding@Home. I knew this was way too high and headed to AMD's sight to find approved heatsinks. At that time, the only approved heatsink was the K450."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Cooler Master Vortex TX Heatsink @ SystemCooling.com
- Cooler Master Vortex TX Universal CPU Cooler @ HardCoreWare
- Thermalright SI-97 Socket A Cooler @ PimpRig
- EverCool PT03-9232CP @ A1 Electronics
Zalman's VF700 GPU coolers @ The Tech Report
Zalman VF700-Cu VGA Cooler Review @ nVnews
Thermaltake CL-G0003 Passive VGA Cooler Review @ X-Bit Labs
Cooler Master CoolDrive Lite @ PimpRig
Ultra Products ULT31310 & Vantec NST-355U2 Drive Enclosures @ Bigbruin
AC Ryan XTOR Tanky Hard Disk Cooler @ Adrian's Rojak Pot
Sunbeam 20 in 1 Superior Panel Review @ 3DXtreme
Sunbeamtech 20 in 1 Superior Panel @ BigBruin
AeroCool Gatewatch and HardDock Review @ XtremeResources
Jetart ThermoEye DT2000 Thermometer Overview @ Adrian's Rojak Pot
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