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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Whats The BEST Cpu Cooler?

    Whats The BEST Cpu Cooler?
    By KaoTiK August 08, 2001, 10:44 AM

    Thats not like 1100 dollars, I know about the KryoTech Compressor cooling system.

    I mean like fans and heatsinks (GlobalWin WBK38, WBK60... etc.)

    By Neo August 08, 2001, 10:59 AM

    Thermalright sk-6, OCZ gladiator, Swiftech Mc462 just to name a few. I'm sure other people will name more.

    By Gar August 08, 2001, 11:03 AM

    Well for Athlon T-birds, it seems most recommend:
    ThermoEngine Heatsink with Delta Black Label Fan

    It is recommended here on Sharky's High end gaming rig, and it is also recommended in Planethardware.com high end gaming rig.

    I dont personally have one but it stands to reason they must be pretty good if two sites like that recommend them.

    By tio2k August 08, 2001, 12:59 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Gar:
    Well for Athlon T-birds, it seems most recommend:
    ThermoEngine Heatsink with Delta Black Label Fan

    It is recommended here on Sharky's High end gaming rig, and it is also recommended in Planethardware.com high end gaming rig.

    I dont personally have one but it stands to reason they must be pretty good if two sites like that recommend them.



    Nah, the dragon orb even beats it

    check out club oc's top ten list
    http://cluboc.net/guides/top_ten.htm


    By H@rdw@reXpert August 08, 2001, 01:12 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Gar:
    Well for Athlon T-birds, it seems most recommend:
    ThermoEngine Heatsink with Delta Black Label Fan

    It is recommended here on Sharky's High end gaming rig, and it is also recommended in Planethardware.com high end gaming rig.

    The only reason they ahve that in their site is probably ThermoSonic paid them to advertise it. In reality, the best air cooler for Athlon's is the Thermalright SK-6 or the Swiftech MC-462. The ThermoEngine doesn't even come close to them. I'm not saying that the ThermoEngine suck but it was good for a period.

    By KaoTiK August 08, 2001, 01:17 PM

    Is the GlobalWin WBK60 any good at all?

    By H@rdw@reXpert August 08, 2001, 02:39 PM

    quote:Originally posted by KaoTiK:
    Is the GlobalWin WBK60 any good at all?

    Are you talking about the WBK68?...cause there is no WBK 60.

    By kpxgq August 08, 2001, 03:06 PM

    how but the mighty machine.. the modified sk6 with 80mm deltafan... o well.. my sk6 is doing great.

    By Phaethon August 08, 2001, 04:19 PM

    Actually, I don't know much about HSF's but I do have an opinion. If I was going to purchase a new HSF today, and I were to keep it within your $1100 price range I would get a Silverado from Germany. Sure, it will run you $90 shipped and it doesn't have the best cooling but it does a very nice job and most importantly it is quiet.

    All joking aside. My roomate recently moved his PC downstairs to the room adjacent to the TV. I don't let him use it when I am watching something. It kinda pisses him off but too freakin bad. I shouldn't have to (and won't) turn the TV to uncomfortable sound volumes just to hear it over his PC fans.

    By tu2thepoo August 08, 2001, 06:00 PM

    If you have the money (and quietness matters more than performance), do the following:

    Buy a Swiftech M462A.
    take off the 53cfm 80mm fan
    buy a 30-35cfm 80mm fan (quieter)
    use the 30-35cfm fan instead.

    you don't have to deal with 80-60 fan adaptors, backpressure, or anything. It'll be quiet, and reasonably good performing.

    By SpeeDFX August 08, 2001, 08:05 PM

    thermo engine or ocz glaciator. TE is aluminum and Glaciator is copper. Copper dissipates heat from the cpu faster than than aluminum does but copper releases heat away from itself slower than aluminum. Get the OCZ glaciator with the DELTA fan if you want the best cooling that heatsinks can possibly provide...to date.

    By Gar August 08, 2001, 09:31 PM

    Alright, I'm not tryin to flame anyone here, but it seems that some of you (tio2k and H@rdw@reXpert) seem to be dissin the Thermoengine.

    Now, I'm not saying this is the best CPU fan/heatsink on the market, but it is a good one!!

    First of all, I'm not gonna say that the Swiftech MC-462 is not a very good heatsink, heck it might even be the best, but HardwareXpert, it is also the one you have so you might have a biased opinion on it.

    And if you look at the link that tio2k posted, it says the Thermoengine placed 8th and the Thermalright SK-6 placed 7th. And you(H@rdw@reXpert) said the Thermoengine doesnt even come close?? Can't get much closer than 1 spot lower!! Check out the testing if you don't believe me.

    And tio2k, you say its not a very good heatsink/fan, and then you go on to put a link to the top 10 list, and its #8 on the list. Now how are you gonna say it isnt very good and then its on the top 10 on the link you provide.......

    I just wanted to clear some things up was all...I just didnt feel my post justified bein dissed was all!!!!!

    By H@rdw@reXpert August 09, 2001, 12:11 AM

    Hey Gar, I know your not trying to flame but when I was talking about the ThermoEngine, I was refering to it using the stock fan not the Delta fan. The link that Tio2k posted is the ThermoEngine with the Delta fan so the performance is much better. I honesty really like the ThermoEngine, it is very unique compared to other HSF out there, hey I even brought one myself just to put it with my other HSF that I collect.

    By Gar August 09, 2001, 12:15 AM

    quote:Originally posted by H@rdw@reXpert:
    Hey Gar, I know your not trying to flame but when I was talking about the ThermoEngine, I was refering to it using the stock fan not the Delta fan. The link that Tio2k posted is the ThermoEngine with the Delta fan so the performance is much better. I honesty really like the ThermoEngine, it is very unique compared to other HSF out there, hey I even brought one myself just to put it with my other HSF that I collect.

    Well I'm glad that is all settled then, and yeah I also recommended the delta fan in my first post on this topic.

    By Ashpool August 09, 2001, 12:16 AM

    Oh good. I was about to wonder why you were dissin' off the Thermoengine. I've seen superb marks for it with the Delta fan (Best Byte sells it for $32 with the Delta, $23 without), and rather sucky marks with the stock fan.

    By H@rdw@reXpert August 09, 2001, 12:46 PM

    With a 80mm fan adapter, the ThermoEngine performs better than the SK-6.

    By heljy August 09, 2001, 01:59 PM

    Hmm...I have seen a few version of ocz gladiator, course the normal copper version as well as the sliver and gold version. Andone tried those 2 before?

    Please comment on them.

    By nitrocool August 09, 2001, 04:59 PM

    Well, the new Alpha PAL8045 should be out some time soon (within a month). According to [H]ard|OCP tests, it performs like the Swiftech MC462, except it will be about $20 less. Cheers.

    By H@rdw@reXpert August 09, 2001, 08:46 PM

    quote:Originally posted by nitrocool:
    Well, the new Alpha PAL8045 should be out some time soon (within a month). According to [H]ard|OCP tests, it performs like the Swiftech MC462, except it will be about $20 less. Cheers.

    Yeah...it looks like the PAL6035 but bigger. Another advantage of this new cooler is it won't be as heavy as the MC-462.


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