Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
I'm not sure if red is such a great colour for a heatsink, but the red (hot) CLCB00881 is stuck with it for better or worse. The Cho-Liang heatsink uses a neat little clipping mechanism which vaguely reminds us of the Intel version, but other than that things are not to cutting edge.
heatsink is lighter and possesses less surface area than the stock m478
cooler so it may prove difficult for the CLCB00881 to outperform with just a
15mm thick 70mm fan spinning at 3500RPM up top. We'll have to see what the test results are first before jumping to any conclusions of course, so on with the review.
Sold By: www.cho-liang.com.tw
- Model: CL-CB00881
aluminum, anodized red.
PowerLogic 3500RPM, 30 CFM, 12V, 0.22A
- Fan Dim: 15x70x70mm
- FHS Dimensions: 69x90x55mm
- Weight: 310 grams
- Cost: ~$29USD
at this heatsink it is the clipping mechanism which stands out the most. Two
sets of chrome plated clips are used to grab the catches on the socket 478 HSRM
and firmly hold it in place. With the arms locked down this heatsink shouldn't
be going anywhere, but unlike the Intel counterpart, the clips are not full
This is a
good thing in my mind because those Intel socket 478 heatsinks can be a bit
tough at times to remove. Most of all, the clipping system is really easy to
use, and no tools whatsoever are