Thermalright SLK800 From All
||The Fan: |
This 80mm fan
is what gives the Thermalright SLK800 its massive bite, and loud yell. In
this performance configuration, this is not a quiet heatsink. The Delta fan draws 0.81A of
current so it should not
be connected up to a
motherboard fan header as this may eventually kill
the board. A fan grille is also a good idea.
copper fins are each 0.3mm thick and spaced about 1mm apart.
The fins reach across 86mm and are glued/bonded to the sides of
the central copper base as far as we can tell. There is some
residue on the base of the heatsinks that would seem to indicate
a thermal epoxy, but it is difficult to be 100%
||Side A: There are sets of holes for
38mm, 25mm, and 10mm thick fans so multiple coolers
can be built up from the basic SLK800 copper base.
There is no fan shroud with this heatsink, and I have to
wonder what kind of impact that might have if it were included. In any
case the copper base is 8mm thick, and the two triangular side rise up 32mm with
a 8mm space in the center for the three-prong clip. |
||Side B: |
The 80mm fan
overhangs the heatsink by a fare mount, so it would probably be just as
useful to instal
a 38mm thick 60mm Delta
on the SLK800 and save a few dollars. Notice how the copper base
rises up to the center of the heatsink 32mm instead of just being a flat
8mm thick all the way across.
The base of the SLK800 has been milled flat, and with some
quick tests of the engineers straight edge we can see that the manufacturer has
done a fairly good job. The surface is very smooth, so only a small amount of
thermal compound is really necessary for ideal thermal contact between the copper and