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Good review/testing site for air-cooled CPU heatsinks and fans?

post #1 of 7
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I'm going from a water-cooled setup to all-air. I'm looking for recommendations for websites that do good reviews of fans and CPU heatsinks that are related to air-cooling.

Specifically I'm looking for sites that do roundups or comparative testings between fans and heatsinks, including orientation of the heatsink and fan performance and orientation on the heatsink.

Many sites I've used in the past look at fan-on-radiator performance, which isn't helpful if you are just looking at air-cooling.

Thanks for help.
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post #2 of 7
As for heatsinks there are plenty on OCN, but here is one.

For fans here are some good reviews.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223391

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=221899

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=171661

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=261778

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/724577-well-dressed-megahalems-65-fans-112-a.html
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Thanks!
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post #4 of 7
Also, reviews at www.vortez.net are good, and comprehensive. Their recent review of coolers in the in the Super Mega review is wonderful. Check it out.
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post #5 of 7
Frostytech did some nice reviews imho.
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
.vortez is also cool, they rated the C14 GOLD, GJ biggrin.gif
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 4/8/11 at 2:07pm
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post #6 of 7
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Yeah, I do like Frosty. Thanks for any recommendations, though.
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post #7 of 7
I don't like Frostytech all that much for reviews, while they do put up as many reviews on all sorts of coolers as possible, it's their methodology that disappoints me. The synthetic thermal test platform that they use doesn't seem to be indicative of real world use imo. You can find out more info about how it works here.
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