Anand heeft Tillmann Steinbrecher van The Heatsink Guide binnen gehaald om cooling reviews te schrijven. Het eerste produkt van deze samenwerking is de AnandTech Heatsink Guide. Goed geïnformeerde tweakers zullen weinig nieuwe info in deze guide tegenkomen, voor de beginnende overklokkers is het echter wel handig voer. Hieronder een stukje over ball en sleeve bearing fans:
Sleeve bearing fans are usually less expensive and often quieter, but they are often less reliable. The cheapest kind of sleeve bearing simply consists of a ring made of a porous material, dipped in a lubricant. The fan motor's shaft rotates inside this ring, and is lubricated by the lubricant stored inside the porous material.
Ball bearing fans are a bit more expensive, and sometimes also louder, but they are generally more reliable. Just in case you're not familiar with bearing types: "Ball bearing" means that the rotating shaft is surrounded by tiny balls, which allow smooth rotation with hardly any wear and tear.