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"The Noctua NH-D9L is a mid-sized heatsink suitable for use in 3U height computer chassis where low noise CPU cooling is desired. It's compact stature makes it ideal for 3U rack mounted computers in a recording studio, office environment or even book-sized miniITX cases."
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Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II Heatsink Review
Sep 01, 2003 - Frosty No.1454
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

At 300RPM the SP411C5 is good in the noise department, but at higher temperatures it can get somewhat loud.

Taisol CEP447181 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Sep 01, 2003 - Frosty No.1456
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Given the 70mm size, the fan is remarkably un-quiet - which can only indicate that the Taisol CEP447181 isn't a pushover.

Spire SP420B8 CopperStream P4 Heatsink Review
Sep 01, 2003 - Frosty No.1455
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The fins come off the assembly line interlocked with one anther via small tabs and the entire fin assembly is soldered to the copper base plate.

Verax P14Cu Copper Base Heatsink Review
Jul 01, 2003 - Frosty No.1397
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Verax CAIRdB thermally controlled fans are one the most unique zero-noise fans in the marketplace that we have tested.

Cooler Master Aero1 ASB-V73-U1 Copper Heatsink
Jun 30, 2003 - Frosty No.1393
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Squirrel cage fans have a couple of benefits over standard vaneaxial fans when it comes to lower-noise heatsinks, though they don't tend to deliver nearly as much air.

Globalwin CAK4-88T Copper Heatsink Review
Jun 29, 2003 - Frosty No.1300
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Since the copper skive portion of the Globalwin CAK4-88T is just 70mm in size, Globalwin have added an 80mm-70mm fan adaptor.

Taisol CMK702151A Copper Heatpipe Heatsink Review
Jun 29, 2003 - Frosty No.1351
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The tri-heatpipe and suspended base heatsink we see here from Taisol is one of the more unique concepts to come out of Taiwan of late.

Spire 5F271B1L3 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Jun 27, 2003 - Frosty No.1419
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

If done properly, the copper will ultimately increase the surface area of the heat source enticing quicker transmission to the outer fins more effectively.

Vantec Spectrum UV LED Case Fans Review
Jun 23, 2003 - Frosty No.1416
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Vantec's adaptation of that idea is certainly a lot cleaner and less expensive route to take - and no cold cathode is required.

Evercool NW9F715CA Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Jun 22, 2003 - Frosty No.1415
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The heatsink breaks with tradition and features an extruded aluminum heatsink with soldered-in copper base insert.

CPUMate DAA-11500 Copper Heatsink Review
Jun 22, 2003 - Frosty No.1414
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Starting from the outset the CPUmate DAA11500 has all the necessary ingredients to make it an ideal socket A cooler.

Foxconn Generic Socket A Heatsink Review
Jun 21, 2003 - Frosty No.1423
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

This isn't the best way of adding a copper heatspreader to an all aluminum extrusion heatsink, but it is one of the least expensive and simple ways to go about achieving that feature.

Spire BFA07B2 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Jun 20, 2003 - Frosty No.1422
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Based on an older design which did not feature a copper insert, the BFA07B2 can almost be considered a second generation heatsink.

CoolJag JVC661A V-Type Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Jun 13, 2003 - Frosty No.1406
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Aluminum extrusions have typically been the most popular option, but within the last year and a half skiving has come to market and been adopted widely.

OCZ Gladiator II Copper Skive Heatsink Review
Jun 01, 2003 - Frosty No.1398
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In any case, the Gladiator II is made by the latter and sold by the former for a pretty inexpensive price all things considered.

Thermalright SLK-900U Copper Heatsink Review
May 28, 2003 - Frosty No.1396
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Given these two different sizes of fans, rotational speeds, and CFM output it will be interesting to see just how the Thermalright SLK900U reacts thermally!

Cooljag JVC258A V-Type Copper Base Heatsink Review
May 02, 2003 - Frosty No.1385
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Not only does the upwards expansion out allow the heatsink to come equipped with a larger fan, but it also helps induce efficient exhaust judging by the looks of it.

Evercool ND19715CA Copper-Core Heatsink Review
Apr 29, 2003 - Frosty No.1384
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

While the ND19715CA isn't a true silent heatsink since it measures in at over 40dB, it does manage to operate will low-to-moderate noise levels.

Eumax B605-01 Copper Heatsink Review
Apr 29, 2003 - Frosty No.1382
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Eumax B605-01 is a full copper heatsink which has received a nice nickel plating for that shiny, "I'm gonna get you sucka!" look.

Cooler Master XDream HSCV83 Copper Heatsink Review
Apr 29, 2003 - Frosty No.1383
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Most of us would really prefer to have the 24x7 computer generate about as much noise as a calculator, ie. nothing. Meet the Cooler Master XDream

Vantec GSW-6015 Heatsink Review
Apr 26, 2003 - Frosty No.1380
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

By means of the edge tabs, this heatsink can also be used on socket 478 processors, assuming you have one of the wire-clip HSRMs on hand.

Frostytech: Melamine Foam Sound Proofing for the Computer Case
Apr 24, 2003 - Frosty No.982
Category: Cases

After hunting around for a manufacturer which offered some kind of sound proofing product for computers the only one I could find was...

Dynatron DC1206BMY Copper Pentium4 Heatsink Review
Apr 20, 2003 - Frosty No.1375
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The significance of skiving is that there is no interface to be concerned with between the fins and base like solder.

Dynatron DC1U-B02 1U Copper Heatsink Review
Apr 20, 2003 - Frosty No.1376
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

As there is generally no more than about 30mm of height for the entire cooling package, fans will obviously take up precious real estate. For Socket 478 Intel processors.

Dynatron DC1U-B01 1U Copper Heatsink Review
Apr 17, 2003 - Frosty No.1377
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Has Dynatron figured out the secret to making the worlds best 1U socket A heatsink, or are we looking at something which just makes the grade?

Vantec CCK-7015 1U Copper P4/Xeon Heatsink Review
Apr 17, 2003 - Frosty No.1372
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The flexibility of this heatsink comes from the fact that with the right mounting plate it can be used on either a 1U Intel Pentium 4 or Xeon socket 603/4 processor.

Dynatron DC1207BMX Copper Pentium4 Heatsink Review
Apr 17, 2003 - Frosty No.1371
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The significance of this set up is that there is no thermal interface to be concerned with between the fins and baseplate.

Spire FridgeRock 5U213C1H3G Heatsink Review
Apr 17, 2003 - Frosty No.1370
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The FridgeRock's fan comes with a thermistor attached by the outside leads which monitors case temperature, and adjusts RPM to suit.

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