FSP jumped in with both feet and came up smelling like roses. The Windale 6 is an impressive cooler which everyone needs to be made aware of. Applying the black coating to the entire cooler body, due to its texture, it disturbs the air, and with the evenly spaced fins, the amount of heat pipes, and the louvers in the fins, all go to work delivering superior performance for the money involved. Equipping this cooler with the perfect fan is also an attribute many companies miss slightly, and FSP hit the nail on the head here. Keeping the cooler near the top of the thermal charts, while at the same time, delivering none to limited noise from it, it makes us all warm and fuzzy inside. This Windale 6 ticks all of the boxes, it is a solid and stable product that is simple to install, and will not break the bank when it comes time to buy one of them.
In every aspect, it is obvious that FSP did not just dabble in the CPU cooler Market, they came out swinging. The packaging may not grab your attention, but it gets the point across once your eyes do land on it. Internally the cooler is safe and sound, ready for a long trip to your door. The hardware is all there, it is simple to use with little more than a screwdriver and locks this murdered out cooler firmly to just about any motherboard. Sorry Ryzen users, you can use the Windale 6, but you will need to contact FSP for the appropriate hardware. For a first attempt to enter an untapped market, FSP shows they know what they are doing when it comes to CPU cooling, and we can only imagine what will be in our future from them.
If this were any other cooler with this sort of performance levels, we would be speaking of an AIO or some huge dual-tower cooler design, but FSP proves that you can have all the benefits of the more expensive coolers, and not have to shell out $100 or more to get it. Since the Windale series of coolers is budget oriented in their conception, you can get everything we discussed here for less than half that cost.
Right now, the Windale 6 is available for $44.99, and for such a minimal investment, we find it hard to pass this CPU air cooler by. If black is your thing when it comes to style, and you are all about performance over flashy design, the FSP Windale 6 is the perfect solution to your needs.
|Overall TweakTown Rating||98%|
The Bottom Line: For less than $50, the FSP Windale 6 is impressive! Solid, easy to install, performance of coolers twice the price, and little noise involved to get the most from this first go at air cooling device from FSP. Color us shocked, stunned, and impressed.
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