All in all, I really liked this
heatsink, and will continue to use it over other expensive copper
heatsinks. An 11 degree (F) drop really surprised us, we were
also surprised how quickly this thing cools the processor down
back to an idle (or near idle) level. I also have to praise
OCZ for the little handle they put on to attach the heatsink
to the mobo, using this was very easy, and saved us the trouble
and worries of fumbing around with a screwdriver. For those
of you who don't know, many heatsinks require you to insert
a screwdriver into a little hole and push down until the heatsink
snaps in place, doing so presents the possibility of slipping
and damaging the mobo. Just make sure the heatsink is facing
the right way when installing.
So.. with all these pluses, what's
the catch? We could only find one, it's noisy. With music on
or while playing a game you might not notice it, but definately
when the room isquiet. Even then we did get used to it in about
a day or two. Plus, there are some easy ways to fix this if
it really does bother you though. You could pick up a baybus,
and supply it with a lower voltage to slow it down and quiet
it up. You could also look into a 60mm to 80mm fan adaptor,
pop on a quieter 80mm fan and you're all set.
I highly reccomend this heatsink
to anyone who's looking to replace their stock HSF or even to
replace some copper heatsinks. If you don't mind some extra
noise, than for less than $20, this is one of the best deals
Special thanks to OCZ
Technology for supplying me with this heatsink. Be sure
to check their websites for other fantastic products!
Pros: ·Fantastic cooling ·Easy to install ·Comes put together and completely ready
for installation ·Less heat = More overclocking!
Final Score: B
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