FrostyTech.com Heatsink Reviews and Analysis
      
TOP 5 Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Low Profile Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Liquid Coolers    
 Reviews + Articless     News     HSF Mfg's Index     Advanced Search    

SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Compact Tower Heatsink Review
SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Compact Tower Heatsink Review
  71%   
Abstract: Effizio Series EFZ-92HA3 heatsink is a SilenX product. The SilenX EFZ-92HA3 is a compact heatsink that's ideal for Media PCs powered by sub-85W TDP processors. It's built around two 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base.

 Company link  Category  Published  Author 
SilenX   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 06, 2011   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: 360° View - SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Heatsink

360° View - SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Heatsink


Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.

The 92mm non-PWM fan spins at 2200-800RPM and draws power from a standard 3-pin motherboard fan header. Just two 6mm diameter copper heatpipes rise up through bare aluminum fins which have a dimpled surface texture. Each aluminum fin measures 0.4mm thick and is spaced 1.7mm apart. The surface texturing on each fin consists of a very small dimple popping out on both sides of the metal.

The SilenX EFZ-92HA3 heatsink stands 125mm tall, the bottom-most fin being 33mm above the CPU socket. The two heatpipes are positioned side to side where they make direct contact with the processor. The base incorporates a 10mm thick extruded aluminum section to provide support for clamping, with 10mm high aluminum fins for a little extra cooling surface area.

Looking at the top of the SilenX EFZ-92HA3 heatsink we can see dimpled fin texture easily. The base of the heatsink measures 35x44mm in area. The two exposed copper heatpipes are centrally located both at the base and where passing through the 53mm-wide aluminum fin stack.

Base Finish and Flatness

Flipping a heatsink over to inspect the business end is often a simple indicator of overall cooler quality. More practically speaking, a heatsink is in many ways only as effective as the contact it makes with the processor - the flatter and smoother the better. Base finish is one of the criteria that Frostytech measure in the course of evaluating heatsinks, and it involves two distinct aspects. Surface Finish is the first; this is calculated with the aid of Surface Roughness Comparator that has a cross section of common machine surface finishes and their numerical surface roughness equivalents in microinches. The second is Surface Flatness. This is tested with an engineers straight edge or proven flat surface, in two axis.

The base of the SilenX EFZ-92HA3 heatsink has a surface roughness of approximately 64 microinches, mostly due to the strong ridged texture left by machining the base flat. The base is machined perfectly flat in both axis, with a strong grooved finish from the tooling. The copper and aluminum parts are flush.

Sound level measurements are next in this Frostytech heatsink review.



 Previous Page °
° Next Page 

Table of Contents:

 1:  SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Compact Tower Heatsink Review
 2: — 360° View - SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Sound Level Comparison
 4:  AMD Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 5:  Intel Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

List all SilenX heat sinks that Frostytech tested?

Follow Frostytech on FacebookFrostytech News RSS FeedFollow frostytech on Twitter
Resources
° Got Feedback?
° Mk.II Test Platform
° Where To Buy?
° Manufacturer Index
° Industry Dir.
° Cooling Projects

DeepCool Maelstrom 240 Liquid Cooling System Review

DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 Heatsink Review

Gelid Antarctica Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-D9L 3U Low Noise Heatsink Review

BeQuiet Shadow Rock LP Heatsink Review

IBM Watson Analytics for Heatsink Test Data
...More Articles >>




Websites you may also like:
PCSTATS

Google Search Frostytech

Time stamped: 11:06AM, 05.29.2017
In Case You Missed it...
°  Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 CPU Cooler Review

°  Alphacool Eisblock XPX water cooler clear and satin version

°  Cooler Master Cosmos II 25th Anniversary

°  Vapor chamber may become new heat-dissipation choice for smartphones

°  Alphacool's Eisbaer pre-assembled liquid CPU coolers

°  EVGA Hydro Copper GTX 1080 Waterblock




FrostyTech.com
Since June 1999


Find a Heatsink / RSS Feeds
Latest Heatsink Reviews
Top 5 Heatsinks Tested
News RSS Feed
Reviews RSS Feed


Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest


FrostyTech.com Info
Feedback
Contact Us / Heatsink Submissions
Submit News
Legal
Suite 66
© Copyright 1999-2017 www.frostytech.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use
Images © FrostyTech.com and may not be reproduced without express written permission.
Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed.