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Arkua 6158 Copper-Core Heatsink Review
Arkua 6158 Copper-Core Heatsink Review
Abstract: The lower amount of air flowing over the fins impacts its performance level, but also yields a substantial decrease in noise.

 Manufacturer  Category  Published  Author 
Arkua   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 06, 2001   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample

The Arkua 6158 uses a small 10mm thick 60mm fan rotating at a low RPM so it is one of the quieter heatsinks we've seen in a while. If you really want to hear the difference this fan makes, go to our review of the Arkua 6258 and compare the Acoustic sample with this one of the 6158.

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Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W small interface die test results.

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Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Arkua 7228 23.1 37.3 39.4 52.0 57.2 none 1 loud easy
2 Arkua 6258 22.6 38.4 41.8 55.0 61.9 blue 1 loud med
3 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
4 Coolermaster HCC-002 22.0 41.0 45.8 54.6 66.3 none 1 loud easy
5 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
6 OCZ Dominator 26.5 37.7 50.9 52.4 74.2 none 1 loud med
7 Akasa Silver Mountain 26.6 46.2 51.5 65.0 76.1 none 1 loud med
8 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 26.5 44.2 52.8 63.2 77.9 none 1 loud med
9 Arkua 6158 22.5 43.5 51.0 67.5 78.6 blue 1 low easy
10 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
11 Spire 5T060B1H3R 26.7 42.7 57.5 64.6 85.1 none 1 low med
50W 50W 100W 100W

Ouch! That little fan looses a lot of ground to the 6258 and its 25mm thick fan. The Arkua 6158 in this particular configuration drops down the level of a good cooler, still above the OEM class, but not in the performance level by any means. This is the trade off for a quiet cooler however. Either sacrifice cooling ability for less noise, or sacrifice quiet for increased cooling ability. There is really no way to win both sides of the game - yet anyway.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Arkua 6158 Copper-Core Heatsink Review
 2:  A perspective glimpse at this heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4: — Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 5:  Conclusions on the 6158

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