Thermaltake POLO735 Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 21, 2004 - 04:40 PM |
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PCTechzone is reviewing a new heatsink from Thermaltake.  This one adapts to Socket A, Pentium 478 and your A64.  Take a look as they do pretty well with it.


"The POLO 735 is o­ne heck of a cooler. Those of you that have the Volcano 12 will love this cooler. The POLO is the Volcano 12, with a few well done changes."
Source: PCTechzone

Bits & Pieces Special Focus -- Cases & Cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 20, 2004 - 03:21 PM |
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Welcome to this Special Focus edition of Bits & Pieces™ -- Cases & Cooling Galore!

Source: General

Alpha S-PAL8952 Intel Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:45 AM |
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The Madshrimps are exited as Alpha comes forward with a heatsink for Intel socket 478.  See if it is still a top performer.

"Alpha has delivered a solid solution for the P4 with their new updated release
of the PAL heatsink. A few minor adjustments
to the pins (height/form) has brought the performance on par with other high end
products while mounting system could have benefited
from an overhaul as the installation is still quite a time consuming process."

Source: Madshrimps

Arctic-Cooling Super Silent 4ProL Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:25 AM |
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OCIA has posted a review of this cooler for the Intel socket 478.  They are getting some decent performance for the price, and it looks cool too.

"Installtion of the 4ProL was one of the easiest I've ever done, even
easier than Intel's retail P4 heatsink, which has been praised by many,
including myself. Installation of the 4ProL was as easy as adding some
thermal compound to the processor, placing the heatsink between the
retention bracket, and pushing the 4 clips onto the 4 retention posts.

Source: OCIA

Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:21 AM |
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Have a look at how 3Dextreme did with the tall glowy Gigabyte sink with the long name that you can use on just about any processor.

"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing the newly released and
innovative Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Cooler-Ultra Heatsink. We'd like to
thank our friends over at PCPartsLeader for providing this Heatsink for
review. The Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Heatsink is a unique heatsink
featuring a heat pipe design and provides '360 Degrees of Cooling'..."

Source: 3DXtreme

Evercool CUW8-715 Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 09:23 PM |
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FrostyTech looks at this cooler for Pentium 4.  Though its brother might work out for your AthlonXP, this one doesn't seem to make the grade. 


Evercool CUW8-715 is a carbon copy of the Evercool
CUF-715 for the AthlonXP, it will be interesting to see how the former
performs when faced with the increased thermal interface of the Pentium 4
synthetic temperature test platform."
Source: Frosty Tech

Bits & Pieces Special Focus -- Cases & Cooling

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 08:27 PM |
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Welcome to this Special Focus edition of Bits & Pieces™ -- Cases & Cooling Galore!

Source: General

Aerocool HT-101 HSF

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 02:47 AM |
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This is just one of those items that just looking at it makes me cringe.  I would not suggest a heatsink design like this for a LAN party case at all.  Frankly, just its size alone to me looks like it would put undo strain on the cpu socket clips on any tower case.  Desktop model pcs that lay flat only, would be the only place I personally would put a heatsink of this design in.  You be the judge, better yet, shoot me an email about your opinion of this heatsink.

The single fan performance is slightly better (1-2°C) than I've seen with a Thermalright SLK-800 and

Source: VIPERLAIR

Global Win Silent Stream water cooled heatsink

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 02:29 AM |
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Let's see what putting water through a heatsink is all about.

Using our New heatsink test rig we review the super Global Win SilentStream water cooled heatsink so that you can see how well it works using our new heatsink test rig.

We are also adding our own dual-80mm fan radiator we used with the latest Thermaltake Aquarius III to see how much of an improvement in cooling adding this radiator to the Global Win SilentStream makes.

Thermalright SLK-948U Heatsink Review

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 11, 2004 - 09:17 PM |
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Here is a review of the Thermalright for A64/FX and Pentium 4. Check out the comparisons against the Thermaltake competition, the Venus.

Cooling is one of the major concerns for an enthusiast. We like to
overclock our processors to ultimate speeds but for those of us who
can't afford water-cooling kits, it's hard to reach the unbelievable
speeds. For affordable thermal solutions, we turn to air-based
heatsinks. We want something that works just as well as some of the
affordable water-cooling kit.

Source: CoolTechZone