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Dynatron DY1206BH-625 HSF Review - Conclusion

With effective cooling becoming too important to overlook, it's getting hard to keep having to spend more money to get the job done right. That said, lets join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the Dynatron DY1206BH-625 HSF. It's a cooler that won't rape your wallet, but can it withstand the stress of your processor? Lets find out!

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 28, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Dynatron

Conclusion

 

Overall, I was impressed with the qualities of this low-priced cooling solution. I have tested a lot of coolers in the past and many of the expensive models can't boast the effectiveness of this one. It manages to bring a quality heatsink to the masses at an affordable price. I did a little searching online and found any number of retailers selling this model for around US$18. With many other coolers costing twice as much (or more), this is looking to be a better bargain.

 

Of course, the heatsink isn't without faults. While the design is a common one that has been improved, the clipping mechanism can be cause for many a headache. When you start trying to get the front of the clip engaged over the socket lugs, too much wiggling will require you to remove the sink, apply more interface material and start over with the installation process. If I could change one thing about this HSF it would be that clip.

 

Bottom line... I have told countless people that it is foolish to spend all kinds of money on a shiny new processor and then not spend a few bucks more on a good cooling solution. Well, the cost of that effective cooling solution just got a bit lower. Regardless as to whether you are an enthusiast or one who never plans on overclocking, you will find that the Dynatron DY1206BH-625 will suit your needs very nicely.

 

- Pros

 

Very effective cooling

 

Inexpensive

 

Innovative fin design

 

Reduced noise level

 

- Cons

 

Clipping mechanism needs work

 

No 4-pin power connection

 

Rating 9/10

 

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