Posted on Monday, June 28 2004 @ 14:39:04 CEST by LSDsmurf
This, my first hardware review, is of the ThermalTake Silent Boost K7, as purchased for $20 at Bestbyte.net. Some of the key selling points of this fan are support of AMD Athlon XP chips up to 3400+, and it's near-silent operation. Descriptions from the website include, "Fan: High performing "Hydro Wave Bearing" fan, increase airflow by intake air from multi-directional; Heatsink: All copper base, more surface area provides better heat transfer; Unique fan frame design significantly reduce the noise level." This is a high-performance, middle price-range heat sink assembly, that could work well for many users.