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Swiftech MCX462 Heatsink Review
Swiftech MCX462 Heatsink Review
Abstract: Swiftech products have always been the finest examples of the heatsink makers' art.

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Swiftech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 21, 2001   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Conclusions on the MCX462

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Swiftech MCX462 14.7 18.8 28.6 36.8
2 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
3 Arkua 6158 15.8 19.2 32.4 39.3
4 CoolerMaster HCC-002 19.0 23.8 32.6 44.3
5 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
6 OCZ Dominator 11.2 24.4 25.9 47.7
7 Akasa Silver Mountain 19.6 24.9 38.4 49.5
8 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 17.7 26.3 36.7 51.4
9 Arkua 6158 21.0 28.5 45.0 56.1
10 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
11 Spire 5T060B1H3R 16.0 30.8 37.9 58.4
50W 50W 100W 100W

I have yet to see a Swiftech heatsink that wouldn't put any other cooler to shame in terms of quality. On the same token, there are very few heatsinks quite as expensive as Swiftech's. Then again, if you've invested in your computer in other areas why not go for the gold with your cooling?

Performance users generally aren't the type to skimp on something as critical as processor cooling, and judging by the complaints about other coolers, they are rarely satisfied either.

The MCX462 provides the performance user with a viable option that is difficult to beat. While there are a few heatsinks from Arkua which have come close to matching the level of performance that the Swiftech offers, they still fall short. With over 700grams of material, an advanced pin design, and that classic base finish you really couldn't ask for more without sacrificing performance.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Swiftech MCX462 Heatsink Review
 2:  A perspective look at this heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4:  Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 5: — Conclusions on the MCX462

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