Planet Hardware heeft een review gepost van de GlobalWin FDP32 cooler, dat super dikke ding waarvan we een paar dagen geleden al plaatjes hebben geplaatst. Het leuke is dat Planet Hardware de cooler heeft getest op een BP6 mobo, een bord waar de FDP32 in eerste instantie veel te groot voor blijkt te zijn. Dat wordt hakken!
Mind you these suckers looked big in the ad over at Global WIN, but I figured, "ahh, trick photography". Boy was I wrong. I got the shipment in and opened the box and looked at these suckers, they're freakin' huge. So huge in fact they wouldn't fit in my BP6 motherboard. It seems when Abit made the BP6 motherboard, they put this "pile" of capacitors above and below the sockets. I guess they never thought people would put 1/2 LB of aluminum on the board. In order to get it to fit, I had to get medieval on them with the hacksaw. (For other BP6 owners, you just cut off the outermost ribs, it fits with less than an 1/8"after you trim off the heatsink) The aluminum is good and strong, (I found this out during the cutting process) and I personally like the fact it's unpainted. I've often wondered why manufacturers insist on painting the heatsinks black. I realize it doesn't make much difference one way or the other, but deep down I feel the unpainted heatsink will transmit and disperse the heat more efficiently. Either way the Global Win heatsinks are MUCH bigger than the ones shipped from Intel for instance. They're heavy, too, both which help draw heat from the CPU in what appears to be a very efficient manner. Better than the alpha coolers? I couldn't tell ya, but I will say these are cheaper, that HAS to figure in there somewhere.