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OCZ Dominator HSF Review

OCZ has been playing with aluminum in a copper world. Their new Dominator HSF is designed for the "Budget-Conscious" buyer who wants some cooling for their mighty Thunderbirds. But can they succeed with an aluminum sink when everyone else is using copper? Come join Mike as he delves into this question and let's you know just what is hot about the Dominator... or what's not.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 6, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: OCZ Tech

 

Introduction

 

OCZ has been making quite a name for themselves during the past year or two. They are a company that designs, creates and sells items that are designed specifically for the overclocker. Whether it's a processor that they guarantee will overclock, or something like today's review item, they are here for we who like to push our systems to the utter limits.

 

Today's contestant is their new heatsink design. It's called the Dominator, and is an aluminum heatsink made for those on a budget. Retail price for this unit is US$15.99, and that includes the large fan pictured above.

 

To be honest, when I saw that it was an aluminum sink, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. Sure it has a big fan set on top, but come on...it's ALUMINUM! It's a good thing that I took the time to test it, though because the results were a huge surprise. I won't give away results just yet, but you may want to rethink the aluminum sinks for a moment before tossing that idea out of your head.

 

But enough of that. Let's see what we have hereĀ…

 

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