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Kanie Hedgehog 294M HSF - Hedgehog 294M - Page 4

Kanie made some big waves in the cooling market when they started releasing their Hedgehog coolers. We hadn't been hearing much from them since they brought out the 238M model...until now. Take a stroll with Mike Wright as he delves into the newest cooler to wear the Hedgehog name.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 1, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Kanie

Conclusion

 

Kanie made a name for itself a while back with its model 238 Hedgehog. It provided some much needed cooling options for a processor that was beginning to take the world by stormÂ…namely the AMD Thunderbird. Their newest Hedgehog continues to live up to the high standards that were originally set by the company.

 

If you plan on jumping into the AMD bandwagon and especially if you get one of the newer processors, you're just going to need some very strong cooling capabilities. The Hedgehog cooler here represents a very viable option when it comes to spending your hard earned dollars on a quality heatsink/fan setup.

 

With two fan options, Kanie has given you some flexibility when it comes time to get a HSF. For those who are looking at either no overclocking or a moderate level of added speed, take a look at the 294M with the Melco fan. It's a slower fan that still allows a very respectable level of cooling under these circumstances. For those who are looking for a more aggressive boost, check into the 294M with the Delta fan. While it doesn't beat out the Gladiator, it does manage to make it a race and also keeps processor temperatures well within acceptable limits.

 

Bottom line...While not the absolute best heatsink available, it is very competitive and is worthy of your consideration when it comes time to spend some cooling dollars.

 

- Pros

 

Melco fan is QUIET!

 

Very good cooling (with Delta)

 

Copper heatsink

 

Lapped base

 

Delta fan option

 

Outstanding packaging

 

No thermal paste on base

 

- Cons

 

No fan grill

 

Rating - 9/10

 

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