THE HEATSINK GUIDE - News Archive (July 2005)

   Danger Den waterblocks review
Friday, July 29, 2005 / Tillmann
3DXtreme has a new review of the DangerDen Copper TDX CPU waterblock and the Maze 4 GPU cooler.

   AcoustiFan DustPROOF fans / Akasa EVO 120 cooler
Thursday, July 28, 2005 / Tillmann
Today's news:

Legit Reviews has tested the AcoustiFan DustPROOF Ultra-Quiet PC Fans.

On, you can find a new review of the Akasa EVO 120 Cooler, a highly interesting heatpipe-based cooler with a 120mm fan.

   Corsair "Cool" / Build a silent PC / CoolerMaster Northbridge cooler
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Tillmann
Today's news:

Corsair, normally better known for their memory products, are entering the lucrative watercooling marked with a watercooling kit. The kit with the highly original name "COOL" is reviewed here at BleedingEdge. While the product itself looks interesting, the review seems suspicious to me - the unit is only compared to a single conventional heatsink, not to other watercoolers, and it appears that the temperature readings were obtained using the CPU's highly inaccurate thermal diode.

After almost a year, Will Smith from has finally updated his Build a Silent PC Guide. has reviewed the CoolerMaster Blue Ice Northbridge cooler, a pretty interesting unit for owners of the latest generation nVidia chipsets worried about the temperature of their north bridges. Unfortunately, the site is a bit slow loading.

   More reviews of cooling products
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 / Tillmann
XYZ Computing, after having recovered from the Slashdot effect related to their older noiseless power supply roundup, is now giving away an AseTek Waterchill waterblock.

Watercooling 101 has a review of the Swiftech CoolSleeves, a spiral that wraps around your watercooler's tubes to keep them from bending to a point that the water flow is obstructed.

   Recent cooler reviews
Monday, July 25, 2005 / Tillmann
The Thermaltake Golden Orb used to be one of the most popular (and most imitated) coolers years ago; now they have released another cooler in the series: The Golden Orb II, reviewed at

Another Thermaltake product, their Armor case, is tested here at It's not nearly as cheesy looking as older Thermaltake cases, but in my opinion still not a match to the minimalistic elegance of the Lian Li aluminum cases.

A pretty interesting watercooler, the KingWin Aquastar 3000, is reviewed at Club Overclocker.

On, a review of the PolarFLO TT Series watercooling set can be found.

As always, remember to read reviews critically - my page about common mistakes of cooling product reviewers can help you judge reviews.

   New cooling FAQ
Monday, July 18, 2005 / Tillmann
I've added a new article: The cooling FAQ. It provides simple answers to the most commonly asked questions about cooling, that have shown up both in the discussion board and in private mail in the last years.

   AMD Athlon 64 X2 max temperatures
Sunday, July 17, 2005 / Tillmann
The "CPU temperatures" page has been updated to include the dual-core Athlon 64 X2. Its maximum operating temperature is 65°C.

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