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Coolink H2T HSF Review - Coolink H2T - Page 4

With so many folks today wanting less noise out of their heatsinks, it is becoming a growing trend for manufacturers to try to accomodate. Some succeed, and others fail. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at a newcomer in the performance cooling game. The Coolink H2T comes with two fans, but produces less noise than most others that are available. Come see if it can cool as well as remain silent.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 6, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%      Manufacturer: Coolink

Conclusion

 

After running this mini-might through the gauntlet, I think that it managed to do a pretty good job. Even though it uses smaller fans, it still manages to give a very acceptable performance when it's put under pressure. It has found a very nice compromise between cooling and noise level.

 

The only real drawback I can see to this HSF is the clipping mechanism. Though it does manage to keep the cooler firmly attached to the processor, the fact that there is enough play room makes it necessary to make a physical adjustment before seating the heatsink. I think that if the clip were just a bit narrower, then this wouldn't be an issue. It's a simple fix, but it still gnaws at me a bit.

 

Bottom line...If you're the type of person who is sick and tired of the noise that comes from performance coolers, then take a look at this model. Though pricing isn't yet available, it is looking like it will be marketed at a very competitive price. It features a very nice performance/noise ratio, and will manage to look good in a windowed case too.

 

- Pros

 

Dual fans

 

Very smooth base

 

Good cooling performance

 

QUIET!

 

- Cons

 

Clipping mechanism

 

Rating - 8.5/10

 

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