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So this heatsink does directly contact the PCB? I've been wondering that since they released it.

Also, any plans to review the Koolance heatsink and see if it's any better?
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personally im not in the boat of "get the best performance" unlike a lot of people on this forum but to a person that wants the best, looks like pretty decent results.

great job on the review! you always provide accurate reliable results
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So this heatsink does directly contact the PCB? I've been wondering that since they released it.

Also, any plans to review the Koolance heatsink and see if it's any better?
No, it' just bolts to the bottom and makes contact with the plastic base through a thermal pad.

I was a bit suspect myself which is why I purposely tested with probes above the PCB...but sure enough it does cool all the way through.

I've got a case and some waterblocks in line next, but I may come back to this. The pump is all rigged up with sensors and ready for future testing...
    
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That makes me all the more curious to see if the Koolance is better, since it DOES contact the PCB.
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Nice review Martin. How is the noise/vibration level with that setup?
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Nice review Martin. How is the noise/vibration level with that setup?
I haven't tested with noise quantitatively, but it subjectively sounded pretty good. It sits on some hollow rubber bushings that provide some give and the extra mass of the heat sink likely helps to some degree as well. You could probably even place the unit on a sheet of gel-stuff for the ultimate in noise and cooling.

Nice thing about the unit, you're lifted so you have freedom to decouple more below if you want without any adverse insulating effects.
    
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Nice work, as always Martin. That hs is a good bit larger than I expected it to be. I didn't think of it, or I'd have pm'd you about sending my Koolance in for you to test. Sorry, only thought of it after I'd ordered it.
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Great work, thanks for time and effort - again!
    
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post #10 of 10
of course kl's one is better, though it's smaller than this
only reason is kl's one directly contacts the pcb
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