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Antec Jet Cool HSF Review - Antec Jet Cool - Page 4

Antec has long been a top maker of computer cases for every occassion. Recently, though, they have been expanding their product line to include many different items. So come join Mike as he takes a look at one of their newest ventures; the performance heatsink market.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 21, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 5.0%Manufacturer: Antec

Conclusion

 

Packaging for this cooler rates it as being effective for Athlon processors up to 1.5GHz. I really don't think that I would use it on a clock speed of anything over the 1333 that I tested it at. Also consider that I have about 170-CFM airflow going through my case and you'll see why I am hesitant in using it on higher speeds.

 

While the lightweight design and quiet operation is a very nice change of pace, the overall goal here is cooling. This HSF will work just fine on a Duron system since it doesn't put out as much heat, but if you're running a high-end T-Bird system, then you might want to look for a more effective cooling solution.

 

Bottom Line...For machines that aren't apt to create a lot of heat, then you can use this lightweight cooler with confidence. For faster systems, look elsewhere.

 

- Pros

 

Lightweight

 

Quiet operation

 

Multi-lug clip mechanism

 

- Cons

 

Thermal tape

 

Fan not removable

 

Price vs. performance

 

Rating - 5/10

 

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