Globalwin CPS25603-16 Heatsink Review
When you're at the local computer
store, and you've just bought yourself a new (and pricey) processor often times you'll
be tempted to pick up the most inexpensive heatsink you can find. At times like this you may be confronted with a less than great selection of coolers to choose from. That doesn't mean you have to settle for less, it just means you have to carefully choose from what's available.
Since Globalwin are fairly well known, chances
are that this hypothetical computer store has at least a few of their more common OEM grade heatsinks up for grabs. Generally not costing more than about $15USD, these heats are pretty easy to find, but do the perform as well as they look? Time to test and find out!
Intel FC-PGA, PGA,
VIA Cyrix III.
Globalwin CPS25603-16 Heatsink
- Model: CPS25603-16
aluminum design (6063
- 60mm fan, 4500RPM, 20.6CFM, 31
- Fan Dim:
23x60x60mm, 12V, 0.13A, dual
- FHS Dimensions: 48x58x61mm HxWxL
- Weight: 150 grams
- Made &
- Cost: ~$15USD
To OEM or not to OEM
Choosing an OEM class heatsink means you get an
inexpensive heatsink with questionable performance characteristics. In
this case Globalwin have developed a heatsink with some
standard features, an extra sized fan, and an easy to
use clip design.The
heatsink is large, and the fins are plentiful, so this cooler looks like it could
be a good choice for the budget minded consumer.
As we have seen in the past, looks don't
always indicate the true colours of a heatsink. Often it is the tiny details to
attention which tell us how much thought and design has gone into a particular
cooling design. Large fan for instance may improve performance, but they
can also illustrate a shortcoming in the fin design.