5T235 From All
||The Fan: |
The fan is not labeled, but given the sound it makes and
the size of the unit I would peg it around 4500-5000RPM or thereabouts.
Again, don't have the exact specs though. The fan comes with a nice shinny
fan grill, and draws its power via a three-pin motherboard fan header.
Top: The cross cuts
do not go all the way through the body of the heatsink but rather
just the outside 5 fins. The internal fins remain straight except for a space
cut to hold the clip in place. The fan shroud is plastic and clips into place
with a few tabs. It's interesting to note where the fulcrum of the clip is
The 33 fins are 0.75mm thick and spaced 1mm apart. The base is 8mm thick which seems like a lot for an aluminum heatsink, but I suppose the trend has been going in that direction for some time now. In an interesting attempt to ensure the heatsink will fit most motherboards, the side fins have been undercut for more clearance.|
||Side B: |
Notice the little 3mm undercuts on
the side of the Spire 5T235? The clip is a tool-based version and while it
works, I think Spire could have used something a little more end-user friendly then this.
The six cross cuts are 2mm wide for added ventilation of exhaust air.
is really remarkable to see what Spire have done to the latest heatsinks they
released. Not only is there a good section of pre-applied thermal compound, but the
base has also been machined flat and smooth. I was pretty impressed by this, as this
is a big departure from their earlier