Kyle van Hard OCP heeft een roundup gepost van een zestal Socket 370 heatsink-fan combo's die na wat gesleutel ook te gebruiken zijn op je Socket A plank. De Global Win FOP38 uitgerust met een 7000 RPM fan bleek de meeste brute van het stel maar vereist wel wat modificatie. De ArctiCooler en de Alpha PAL 6035 bleken goede alternatieven:
The GW FOP38 came out on top as far as keeping the temperature the lowest. Now for the bad stuff. For you to use it on a new socketed CPU, you will have to cut it up though. So you will need some tools. This is surely not for everyone and don't call me Shirley, but for most of you Hard|Core folks modifying this unit will not be a problem. Is GW going to build a similar one designed for the newer CPUs? I am sure they are but we have not seen it yet. Also, keep in mind this unit is noisy at best and has the ability to chop an entire cat face off. I THINK the unit will come with some type of grill to keep the feline mutilation to a minimum. We should be seeing these show up for sale at local retailers this next month.
As for the ArctiCooler and the Alpha, they are both top notch units and performed very close to the FOP38. Reasons you might want to check these units out is the fact that you don't have to own a saw or endanger your cat. Also, they are both a bit smaller in size. The ArctiCooler is both smaller than the Alpha and has a better clipping mechanism than the Alpha. Man I LOVE my Alphas, but the ArctiCooler is simply looking like a better buy, if they do in fact go on sale anytime soon.
For the budget cooler in the group, you have to got with the Golden Orb. Ok, so my CPU is 10 degrees hotter, but I just saved enough money for a jug of Jim Beam. That has got to make some of you happy, some more than others. Yes, it is feasible that the 10degrees might mean a difference in your top end stable OC somewhere or another, but odds are if you are drunk you will not notice anyway.
Thanks Misser en biobak voor de tip!