there is one field of computer electronics in which there is
an overwhelming amount of competition and choices, that sector
would be probably be CPU heatsinks. It seems that every day
I become aware of new heatsinks which promise to cool one's
CPU better than ever before. Whilst everyday would most certainly
be an exaggeration, I had recently became aware of the Taiwanese
and their newest copper based cooler the CoolMax CBG-38.
time veteran in the field Vantec
has also sent us one of their newest copper coolers dubbed the
CCK-6035D. In this review we're going to compare it to the slightly
less expensive, though very competitive cooler from CoolMax.
Both are designed for the high end Athlon processors which are
known to radiate very high amounts of heat. It's worth noting
that both of these coolers will also work on any Pentium III
utilizing the socket architecture.
for: Intel PIII Coppermine(FC-PGA)1.13 GHz and above
AMDThunderbird(Socket A or 462)1.33 GHz and above
Clip Material SK7
Heat Sink Material: AL 6063T5 & Copper
Heat Sink Dimension: 65.0 x 64.0 x 39.0 (mm)
Fan Dimension: 60.0 x 60.0 x 25.0 (mm)
Outline Dimension: 78.0 x 64.0 x 64.0 (mm)
Bearing Type: Two Ball Bearing
Thermal Resistance: 0.29 C/W
Fan Dimensions: 60x60x25
Bearing System: Ball Bearing System
Rated Voltage: 12V DC
Fan Speed: 6800rpm
Vantec unit is noticeably larger than the CoolMax heatsink.
Unlike the Vantec, in the box you will find nothing more than
the Heatsink. Vantec included a small amount of thermal grease
as well as a three to four pin power adapter, while the CoolMax
unit did not. Both units come with sizable fans which are between
the 6000-6800RPM 38 CFM range (as was reported by the BIOS of
the KA266-R). While noticeably louder than most fans, they also
cool much better. You may also notice in the pictures that the
Vantec also has a grill over the fan which prevents cables and
other goodies from blocking the fan.