It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > Articles & Howto's
Battle of the Titans: Alpha PAL8942 vs Swiftech MCX4000 Battle of the Titans: Alpha PAL8942 vs Swiftech MCX4000
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Battle of the Titans: Alpha PAL8942 vs Swiftech MCX4000
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 20th September 2002, 21:44   #11
mrzeld
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by DUR0N
is that one of those 'outside ring mechanism' fans on the swiftech?
yes, the motors for the fan are located in the corners of the fan, not at the center. therefore the central hub can be very small and allow air to circulate in the very middle of the fan.

i think i remember seeing recently that these fans are recalled or something to that effect. they spin way past (up to 20%) the RPM's they are supposed to sometimes. (maybe that is why the swiftech beat the alpha )
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2002, 23:18   #12
Magnum_
 
Posts: n/a
Default

A comparison with same fans would also be a good idea, but I understand why it was done this way too...

Anyway, VERY complete review, this is the ONLY way to compare 2 heatsinks imo, the dual pics rule Really gives me an idea bout what we are talkin'
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2002, 23:37   #13
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,579
jmke has disabled reputation
Default

I was wondering if I should put on my 50CFM 80mm delta fan during the installation of the heatsinks, but foolishly I chose not to :/

You can only make mistakes by doing stuff and I'm sure I'll learn from them, next heatsink review will be even more complete

@Mrzeld: I'm pretty sure the swiftech outperforms the alpha even when same fans are used. I'm basing this on reviews I saw of the 2 on other HW sites, and www.overclockers.com heatsink database also ranks the Swiftech higher then the Alpha

I'm expecting to know what the price will be for the Swiftech any day now, seeing as the older version already was around 120 I'm thinking that the alpha is the budget wise choice of the month, seeing that the temp. difference between the 2 will be very small when using the same fans!

but still there seems to be a difference. Our belgian friends over at www.overclockersonline.com also tested the two.. in the more correct way, using the same fan on both


http://www.overclockersonline.com/?p...num=149&pnum=3
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2002, 01:52   #14
[M] Reviewer
 
biCker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,185
biCker Freshly Registered
Default

In my humble opinion, this is a review like it should be: compared two products "as is", anyone who buys one of these has the liberty of modding them by his/hers wishes but knows how they perform on factory settings.
btw, I like the "Rocky touch" in this review
biCker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2002, 04:30   #15
Unregistered
 
Posts: n/a
Default

haha i always got somthing to ***** about. anyway the overclockers review had the fan on the alpha blowing DOWN.
the alpha is ment to push air out the top of the fan. so that could be why it lost in that article... but for blowing the swifty wins ._.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2003, 22:20   #16
Gagagoegoe
 
Posts: n/a
Default

So guys, where can I buy that swiftech ??
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2003, 22:29   #17
ModdiN MansoN
 
Posts: n/a
Default

got mine @ Comtechnology
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2003, 22:34   #18
Gagagoegoe
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Well, I didn't found it in the 'cpu coolers' section ...


http://www.comtechnology.net/default.php?cPath=11
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2003, 22:53   #19
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,579
jmke has disabled reputation
Default

they don't stock it anymore
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2003, 23:00   #20
Gagagoegoe
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Right. then I think the best choice for me is the Alpha @ Loveno ..

http://www.overclocking.be/?page=sho...7b6677ba272c68
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battle of the Mobile CPUs: Core Duo vs Pentium M jmke Articles & Howto's 1 22nd June 2006 19:01
Battle of the Titans: Super Coolers from Scythe, Thermaltake and Zalman Face to Face Sidney WebNews 4 22nd October 2005 22:39
The Battle of the Gaming PC Titans Sidney WebNews 5 12th October 2005 21:03
Swiftech Corporate News: Securities Registration Contract with Rouchon Industries Inc jmke WebNews 1 5th May 2005 15:03
Swiftech MCW6000-P jmke WebNews 0 28th July 2004 01:32
Alpha S-PAL8952 P4 Heatsink jmke WebNews 0 22nd July 2004 12:57
Swiftech pairs up with OEM Partner jmke WebNews 0 14th July 2004 13:15
Battle of the Titans III:Cooler Master Hyper6 vs SP-94 jmke Articles & Howto's 16 16th May 2004 21:41
Battle of the Titans II: Swiftech MCX478-V vs Thermalright SP-94 jmke Articles & Howto's 14 11th December 2003 21:54
Swiftech MCX4000: crappy fan ModdiN MansoN Air - Water - Peltier - Phase Change - LN2 Cooling Projects 10 13th October 2002 21:01

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:02.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO