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Swiftech MCX462+ Heatsink Review - Conclusion

For some, the purchase of a heatsink is a way to try to keep the cost of your new rig down. But for those who actually care about the internals of their system, there is Swiftech. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the highly vaunted Swiftech MCX462+ heatsink. Most of us already know that they're good, but many don't know just how good. It's time to put some numbers to this legendary cooler!

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 27, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5% 100%        Manufacturer: Swiftech

Conclusion

 

After all the tests have been finished, we see a heatsink that stands apart from the crowd. It has a different type of mounting method, it looks different from most of the industry's coolers and the performance is far above what most would consider normal.

 

For a lot of people, cooling is nothing more than an afterthought. It is nothing more than a little piece that has to be added to their budget when they begin shopping for components to create that new rig. If you fall into this category, then I'll be the first to tell you that you shouldn't look this way for your cooling needs. But if you happen to be one of those demanding individuals who require nothing short of extraordinary, then take a long look at the Swiftech MCX462+ heatsink.

 

Of course, this level of performance doesn't come without a price to pay. We're talking US$48.50 for the heatsink and this does not include a fan. So the entry fee is rather steep, but after looking at the results, you can see for yourself that it is worth it. Also of note in the pricing category is the availability of a Pentium 4 mounting bracket kit for an additional US$3.00

 

Bottom line...If you're looking for a budget cooler, then keep looking. But if you're looking for a no-holds-barred Kick-Ass cooling solution that is certainly better than most other models on the market, then go out and pick up one of these babies. The sheer cooling prowess of this cooler is well above the norm and will make even the most power hungry of enthusiast happy.

 

- Pros

 

Superb cooling

 

Near perfect base

 

Excellent mass and surface area

 

Accepts 70mm or 80mm fans

 

- Cons

 

EXPENSIVE!

 

Fan not standard

 

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

 

 

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