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

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Arkua   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 06, 2001   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Conclusions on the 6158

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 Arkua 7228 14.2 16.3 28.9 34.8
2 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
3 Arkua 6258 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
9 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
10 Spire 5T060B1H3R 16.0 30.8 37.9 58.4
50W 50W 100W 100W

If you haven't noticed it, the Arkua 6158 falls sharply towards the rear of our list of reference coolers as a direct result of the fan. Since we know for a fact that the actual heatsink body is identical to the 6258, you can see what a large impact fan power can have on a heatsink. Now this isn't always the case with each and every heatsink, but the volume of air moving through a heatsink has always been significant factor in how it performs overall.

Given that we know for a fact the Arkua cooler can perform a heck of lot better in other configurations I would suggest avoiding this specific model and simply getting the 6258. The performance relative to that cooler is very poor, but over all it isn't tremendously horrible. There are plenty of OEM coolers out there which have done a lot worse with equally powerful 10mm thick fans.

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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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