CPU cooler roundup part 2

Posted on Saturday, Mar 01 2008 @ 04:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tom's Hardware Guide published the second part of their huge processor cooler roundup.
In the first part of our extensive roundup of CPU coolers, we came to the conclusion that 45% of the products we tested either failed the test, or weren't worth the asking price . Additionally, we were surprised by how much junk is sold in hardware stores these days, and how badly customers are sometimes deceived. Today, we move on to the second part of the cooler charts, testing six more coolers that join the eleven models we reviewed in the previous installment. The field covers the full range of products, from the inconspicuous and cheap entry level model to the high-end water cooler costing €350. For us, cooling performance alone isn't everything, though - we also take the products' noise and ease of installation into consideration. In the first part of this series, five of the review samples didn't make the grade Compare Prices on CPU Coolers..
You can check out the roundup over here. Their first recommendation goes out to the Cooler Master Hyper TX2 which performs really well for a cooler that costs only 17EUR. The Zalman Reserator XT water cooling also receives an award but the reviewer notes that this unit is a bit overpriced.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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