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Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer Heatsink Review
Apr 30, 2008 - Frosty No.2271
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Today Frostytech is testing out one of the new breed of direct heatpipe contact coolers that are sweeping the industry; the Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer heatsink.

Noctua NH-U9B Low Noise Heatsink Review
Apr 28, 2008 - Frosty No.2270
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

This time around, Noctua nickel plate all copper surfaces and bundle in the super quiet NF-B9 fan - and it's not your average vaneaxial fan either.

Xigmatek HDT-SD964 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
Apr 28, 2008 - Frosty No.2269
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Xigmatek HDT-SD964 is a potent CPU cooler because it puts four copper heatpipes in direct contact with the processor.

ASUS Silent Knight II Heatsink Review
Mar 12, 2008 - Frosty No.2260
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Silent Knight II heatsink is almost entirely made of copper, the base and fins and heatpipes all utilize this thermally conductive metal.

Auras CTC-868 Heatsink Review
Mar 11, 2008 - Frosty No.2261
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

What makes the Auras CTC-868 heatsink stand out is that it's split into thirds, with the two outer sections holding the integrated fans.

Mil-Spec Aerospace Fan on Scythe Orochi Heatsink - Big just got bigger!
Mar 10, 2008 - Frosty No.2259
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In this article Frostytech is going to have some fun with the Orochi and conduct a little experiment with the help of one very powerful mil-spec IMC Magnetics fan.

Zalman ZM-MFC2 Multi-Fan & PWM Fan Speed Controller Review
Feb 19, 2008 - Frosty No.2251
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Zalman introduced its ZM-MFC2 multi fan speed controller last year at CES, and the reason we're reviewing it today are three-fold. For starters, the Zalman ZM-MFC2 digitally monitors four fans to +/- 10RPM and displays that data in real time.

Asus Triton 77 Heatsink Review
Feb 12, 2008 - Frosty No.2249
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The ASUS Triton 77 heatsink is one of the latest processor thermal solutions to come from motherboard manufacturing giant ASUS. The heatsink is equipped with a Sunon MagLev 92mm vapo-bearing PWM fan which runs at a very quiet 2300RPM.

Scythe Zipang SCZP-1000 Ultra Low Noise Heatsink Review
Feb 12, 2008 - Frosty No.2248
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

If you need a silent heatsink, and I do mean silent, the Scythe Zipang is the next best thing to a passive block of aluminum (the only truely silent option).

Scythe Shuriken SCSK-1000 Heatsink Review
Feb 10, 2008 - Frosty No.2247
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Scythe Shuriken (SCSK-1000) heatsink features copper heatpipes, high density stacked aluminum fins, a copper base and a low profile 12mm thick 100mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan. All that in a package that is 65mm tall.

Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Heatsink Review
Feb 04, 2008 - Frosty No.2244
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Like the Ultra-120 that came before it, the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme applies fairly simple concepts to yield a well performing tower heatsink that doesn't have to generate much noise to get the job done.

Asus Triton 75 Heatsink Review
Feb 03, 2008 - Frosty No.2242
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Asus Triton 75 heatsink is intended to be used with a 120mm fan of your choice. The 395 gram heatsink is uses four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes to support a 120x120mm aluminum fin array above the CPU socket.

Zalman CNPS8700 LED Low Noise Heatsink Review
Feb 03, 2008 - Frosty No.2243
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Got a noisy computer? If you've finally decided to take some action and replace a loud heatsink for something quieter, and cooler-running, take notice of the Zalman CNPS8700 LED heatsink.

Auras SMF-660 TwinW Intel Heatsink Review
Feb 02, 2008 - Frosty No.2241
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Auras ship the SMF-660 heatsink with a 92mm PWM fan that scales in speed from 1200-2100RPM with compatible motherboards. At its fastest speed the fan is moderately audible.

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
Jan 22, 2008 - Frosty No.2233
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink features three heatpipes in direct contact with the top of the processor, resulting in one very potent CPU cooler. The technique is called heatpipe Direct Touch, and for today's class of heatspreader capped processors it's the only way to go.

Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro Intel Heatsink Review
Jan 21, 2008 - Frosty No.2234
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Enter the Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro socket 775 Intel heatsink; a value oriented low noise extruded aluminum heatsink for Intel processors (85W or less).

Xigmatek MAC-S3501 Memory Heatspreaders Review
Jan 20, 2008 - Frosty No.2232
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Only very recently has computer memory required heatsinks, and more often than not this is because users are overclocking and over-volting RAM into the stratosphere.

Zalman ZM-NBF47 Northbridge Chipset Heatsink Review
Jan 20, 2008 - Frosty No.2235
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Zalman ZM-NBF47 is a compact passively cooled aluminum chipset cooler that harkens back to Zalman's first CPU heatsink design.

Sunon Waturbo Liquid Circulation Heatsink Review
Jan 03, 2008 - Frosty No.2227
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Sunon Waturbo isn't your average heatsink, at its center is a liquid core and a little magnetically coupled impeller to stir things up.

Gigabyte Volar GH-PSV21-FB Heatsink Review
Jan 01, 2008 - Frosty No.2226
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Gigabyte's Volar heatsink has a 120mm smokey grey fan has rather large impeller blades that look as if they'll propel air into the cooling fins of its donut shape heatsink with quiet force.

Apack Zerotherm Nirvana 120 Heatsink Review
Dec 31, 2007 - Frosty No.2225
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Made mostly of aluminum, with a small copper base connected by four heatpipes to the rest of the heatsink, the entire heatsink is dark nickel plated.

Auras LPT-709 Wave Heatsink Review
Dec 30, 2007 - Frosty No.2224
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Looking for a light weight heatsink that's compatible with both AMD and Intel processor platforms? The Auras LPT-709 heatsink runs quietly.

Auras LPT-700 Heatsink Review
Dec 30, 2007 - Frosty No.2223
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Auras LPT-700 is an Intel-only socket 775 heatsink designed for quiet cooling. The LPT-700 is equipped with a 92mm PWM fan that scales in speed from 700-2100RPM.

OCZ Vendetta Exposed Heatpipe-Base Heatsink Review
Dec 30, 2007 - Frosty No.2220
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Instead of soldering on a bulky copper base plate, the Vendetta heatsink takes advantage of the superior heat conducting capabilities of heat pipes to efficiently move heat from the processor

Scythe Andy Samurai Master Heatsink Review
Dec 29, 2007 - Frosty No.2222
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Design wise, the Andy Samurai Master heatsink weighs in at 685grams and comes packing no less than six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 120mm 1200RPM fan.

Zalman CNPS9700NT Heatsink Review
Dec 29, 2007 - Frosty No.2221
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

What sets the CNPS9700NT apart is a 100mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) compliant fan - making this heatsink a more attractive choice for Intel platforms than the pervious model.

Xigmatek HDT-S983 Exposed Heatpipe-Base Heatsink Review
Dec 28, 2007 - Frosty No.2219
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Frostytech is testing out Xigmatek's new HDT-S983 heatsink, an innovative thermal solution that employs sculpted & textured aluminum fins.

Glacialtech Igloo 5750 PWM Heatsink Review
Dec 27, 2007 - Frosty No.2218
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In this review Frostytech is testing out Glacialtech's new Igloo 5750 PWM heatsink - a versatile CPU cooler with twin Pulse Width Modulation controlled 92mm fans.

Glacialtech Igloo 5750 Silent Heatsink Review
Dec 27, 2007 - Frosty No.2217
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The idea is that one relatively low RPM fan is going to have a hard time maintaining a good volume of airflow through the heatsinks' fins, so the second helps draw the warmed air through and alleviate any loss in velocity.

Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000 Heatsink Review
Dec 14, 2007 - Frosty No.2214
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

At least we would assume all that is accurate after testing the Scythe Infinity heatsink... The Infinity is a big heatsink for sure; it stands 155mm tall, 125mm wide and about 114mm deep with its 120mm 1200RPM fan. The scale tips at 960 grams, or just short of a kilogram.

Asus Silent Square EVO Heatsink Review
Dec 13, 2007 - Frosty No.2213
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Asus Silent Square EVO heatsink looks like a big square block of cooling... and that description isn't too far off. The heatsink consists of two arrays of nickel plated aluminum fins which are wrapped around a 92 mm PWM fan buried within the body of the heatsink.

Scythe Mugen SCINF-1000 Heatsink Review
Dec 12, 2007 - Frosty No.2215
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Scythe Mugen and Infinity heatsinks are identical, except for a slightly more powerful fan on the former. The Scythe Mugen is no different, it just runs a little cooler still, and louder.

Thermalright SI-128SE Heatsink Review
Dec 11, 2007 - Frosty No.2210
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The SI-128SE cooler itself is big, a 120x120mm fin array hovering like SkyCity over a compact base connected via four 8mm diameter heatpipes.

Thermalright MST-9775 LE Intel Heatsink Review
Dec 10, 2007 - Frosty No.2207
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Thermalright MST-9775 LE is a two-heatpipe heatsink, and it doesn't have all that much in the way of surface area for cooling. The compact heatsink measures a modest 90mm tall, about 110mm square. It weighs 430grams.

Scythe Ninja Mini SCMNJ-1000 Heatsink Review
Dec 10, 2007 - Frosty No.2209
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Scythe Ninja Mini SCMNJ-1000 is a compact lower-noise heatsink ideally suited to compact PC chassis. These diminutive PCs have until now not had much in the way to choose from for reduced noise CPU cooling.

Auras SLC-747 Heatsink Review
Dec 10, 2007 - Frosty No.2208
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Auras SLC-747 heatsink Frostytech is testing in this review for you is designed for socket 775 Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD socket 939/940/AM2/AM2+ processors.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Heatsink Review
Dec 05, 2007 - Frosty No.2206
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Cooler master Hyper 212 is a 60mm tall heatsink, and it's comprised of just the right mix of copper heatpipes and aluminum cooling fins. I'll save you the trouble of skipping to the end of this review, it's good!

Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Silent Heatsink Review
Dec 04, 2007 - Frosty No.2204
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Glacialtech's Igloo 5710 Silent heatsink is built to be a cost effective and low noise thermal solution for socket 775 Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD Athlon64 (socket 939/AM2) processors.

Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Silent Heatsink Review
Dec 03, 2007 - Frosty No.2203
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Silent heatsink is identical the Igloo 5610 PWM model in all ways, except that the two coolers use different fans.

Noctua NH-U12P Low Noise Heatsink Review
Dec 02, 2007 - Frosty No.2199
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Noctua's NH-U12P heatsink in one of the few models to breakthrough the low noise handicap and actually perform like a high performance heatsink.

Glacialtech Igloo 5610 PWM Heatsink Review
Dec 01, 2007 - Frosty No.2201
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Glacialtech's Igloo 5610 PWM heatsink weighs just 373grams, and in Frostytech's real world tests ranges from 45.4 to 59.5 dBA in noise output. The heatsink stands 100mm tall, and ships with a pre-applied patch of thermal compound on its base.

Cooler Master Hyper TX2 Heatsink Review
Dec 01, 2007 - Frosty No.2200
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In all other respects the Cooler master Hyper TX2 heatsink is a compact mid-level heatsink which is compatible with AMD socket 754/939/940/AM2 and Intel socket 775 processors. The Hyper TX2 weighs a feathery 382grams, stands less than 130mm tall.

Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review
Nov 30, 2007 - Frosty No.2198
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Tower 120's main claim to fame is an integrated 120mm fan, set uniquely within the body of a densely packed array of aluminum cooling fins.

Apack Zerotherm BTF-92 OC Edition Heatsink Review
Nov 30, 2007 - Frosty No.2197
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Apack's BTF92 OC ed. heatsink features a free-floating UFO-bearing 92mm fan spinning at 2300RPM by default. The included fan speed controller can bring impeller speeds down to 1000RPM if desired.

Glacialtech Igloo 5062 Cu Light Heatsink Review
Nov 01, 2007 - Frosty No.2181
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The real question of the day is whether a 28mm diameter copper slug at the bottom of this Glacialtech heatsink can actually improve it.

Glacialtech Igloo 5057 E Heatsink Review
Nov 01, 2007 - Frosty No.2180
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Glacialtech Igloo 5057 E is a socket 775 Intel heatsink for Pentium D, Core 2 Duo and Celeron processors. Owing to its all-aluminum construction, the Igloo 5057E is probably best used on sub-90W processors.

Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Oct 29, 2007 - Frosty No.2178
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In this review Frostytech will be examining the Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent AMD Athlon 64 heatsink.

Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Oct 27, 2007 - Frosty No.2176
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light heatsink is ideal for energy efficient Socket AM2 AMD processors, or older socket 754/939/940 CPUs.

Spire Fourier IV SP607B3C Heatsink Review
Sep 04, 2007 - Frosty No.2166
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Spire's Fourier IV SP607B3-C is a heavy heatsink, and it installs with very secure mounting hardware that is quite inconvenient.

Akasa AK-975Cu Intel 2U Heatsink Review
Jul 19, 2007 - Frosty No.2148
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Akasa AK-975Cu is a compact little Intel socket 775 heatsink that stands no more than 77mm tall. It comes with a 70mm PWM fan that varies in speed from 1000-3500RPM, and a convenient patch of pre-applied thermal compound on its base.

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