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Dr. Thermal TI-V86N HSF Review - Dr. Thermal TI-V86N - Page 4

The name Dr. Thermal has been cropping up lately in a lot of places. This newcomer has a different design that they use for their heatsinks, and some very innovative features. But the main question is still "Can it cool?" Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he checks into the Dr. Thermal TI-V86N HSF and finds out if it has what it takes to handle the big-boys.

By: | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 28, 2001 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Thermal Integration Technology Inc



Well, I was impressed. When the TI-V86N first showed up, it really didn't look like a serious contender for a quality heatsink. I was wrong. The design proved to be very effective, the performance was outstanding, and the retention system was a dream come true. Add to this the fact that they are not priced any higher than others, and you're finding yourself in a very promising position.


Something that wasn't mentioned earlier is the fact that the fan shroud has a small indentation in it. This is a very useful as it is sized to house any standard 60mm x 60mm fan. So if you're wanting to use, say, one of the 38mm tall Delta models, it will fit right in and not move around at all. Just another way that the Dr. Thermal cooler looks out for our desires to keep our systems cool when we overclock.


Bottom line...The retention system alone on this unit is enough to make me recommend it, but the excellent cooling capabilities add up to an outstanding HSF that I am very happy to give an Editors Choice Award to. Just get one.


- Pro's


Excellent cooling


Retention system


Separate power/RPM connectors


Cool look




Core not centered on processor


Rating - 9.5/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award



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