Intel Aircooling - Heatsink Roundup Q4 2003

Cooling/CPU Cooling by piotke @ 2003-12-22

Exotic heatsinks. Some people buy them for the looks, others buy them for the performance. Which one suits your needs ? We reviewed the Scythe Kamakaze, Swiftech MCX478-V, Speeze EE429B0 CopperSnake and the Thermalright SLK947-U.

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Welcome to the world of overclocking and powerful CPU's. Here every degree matters. Higher overclocks, more power, ...

But, you have one extra problem, sound.... As CPU's consume more and more power, and generate more and more heat, you'll need better heatsinks, and faster, and thus louder fans,...
You can't really enjoy a game or movie when you have a Vantec tornado fan next to you, to keep your computer stable...

So, I wanted to make a mini Pentium 4 heatsink roundup. Thanks to our sponsors Bacata and Speeze, I'm able to compare 4 rather special heatsinks.

  • Scythe Kamakaze
  • Swiftech MCX478-V
  • Speeze EE429B0 CopperSnake™
  • Thermalright SLK947-U

    Madshrimps (c)


    Piotkes rig !
    CPU Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz 800 fsb HT @ 3.25 GHz
    Mainboard Asus p4p800 deluxe

    The other components are not really important, so I didn't mention them.
    The temperatures were monitored by using Asus Probe.

    Let's take a closer look at our first contestant, the Kamakaze...
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