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PC COOLING

Thermaltake and GlobalWin
By: Poiuy223
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    2003-10-09

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    Thermaltake and GlobalWin - Conclusion page 2


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    Testing

    As always, I test my heat sinks with no case fans to aid in cooling. A temperature probe was used and was placed close enough to touch the CPU core and not cause any interference between the heat sink and the core. A fresh layer of Arctic Silver II was applied. Since both heat sinks use 70mm fans, I was unable to compare it with another fan. I did, however, use a Sunon 80mm fan I always use on the Globalwin with the 70mm-80mm fan bracket to give an idea of what the temperature would be like. The room temperature is kept consistent at 73F with air conditioning on throughout the entire testing procedures.

    Test System (AMD):

    1. AMD Athlon XP1700+ @ XP1900+ (11x145)

    2. Albatron KX400+ Pro

    3. 2 x 256mb Kingmax PC3200

    4. Maxtor ATA133 20gb

    5. Maxtor ATA66 60gb

    6. ATI Radeon 7500

    7. 3com 905cx NIC

    8. Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

    9. Pioneer 16x DVD Slot Load

    10. Teac 16x10x40x CDRW

    11. Antec SX630

    12. Antec True Power 480watt power supply

    Test System (Intel)

    1. Intel Celeron 1700 @ 1870 (17x110)

    2. MSI MS-6528 LE

    3. 256mb Corsair PC150

    4. Seagate ATA100 Barracuda III 20gb

    5. Morpheus Geforce3

    6. 3com 905cx NIC

    7. Pioneer 10x DVD

    8. Inland 4 channel C-media sound card

    9. Teac 16x10x40x CDRW

    10. Antec Mini Tower KS382

    11. JGE 250watt power supply

    Test Fans

    1. Sunon 80mm 36 CFM @ 2800 RPM, 32.5 dBA

    2. Included stock fans

    Test Burn-Ins

    1. SETI (15 minutes)

    2. Sisoft CPU Burn-In (10 loops)

    3. 3dmark2k1se patched (5 loops)

    Results

    Here are the results in Celsius of both units on the Pentium4 CPU.

    Here are the results in Celsius of both units on the AMD AthlonXP CPU.


    Concerns

    Thermaltake: The major concern I had with the Thermaltake would be installation. Installing the heat sink on the P4 platform was extremely hard. Taking it off is even tougher. They really had crappy brackets. Fortunately for Intel users that there is a heat spreader to take the pressure evenly. If this happened to an AMD user, cores would be crushed galore. Installing on the AMD platform was easy with the use of a flathead. It could be better, but I guess they decided to go with the conventional style.

    Globalwin: Installation with this heat sink was rather easier, yet still hard. So much pressure had to be used to snap in the brackets that I was kind of scared. Installing heat sinks shouldn't be this tough--CPU CORES ARE FRAGILE!!! Like the Thermaltake, installation on the AMD platform was easy.

    Conclusion

    The idea behind these two heat sinks is to enable users to use these heat sinks on both AMD and Intel platforms. However, it can be concluded that it will not give you superb performance. It can only just satisfy mild overclocks. Hardcore overclockers out there will have to look somewhere else to suit their needs. Installation was my main concern. Users shouldn't have to deal with such hard brackets or tough installations, not to mention that CPU CORES ARE VERY FRAGILE!!! I hope that Thermaltake and Globalwin will deal with that issue and fix it.

    Pros/Cons

    Thermaltake:

    Pros:

    * Good looks

    * Quiet in low fan speed

    * Great for case modders with windows

    * Good performance

     

    Cons:

    * Very hard to install on P4 platform

    * VERY loud with high fan speed

     

    Rating: 6/10

     

    Globalwin:

    Pros:

    * Good looks

    * Easier to install than Thermaltake (on P4 platforms)

    * Superb performance

     

    Cons:

    * VERY loud with Delta fan

    * Somewhat loud with thermal control fan

     

    Rating: 6.5/10

    There ya have it. If you have any questions, props, flames, or concerns drop me a line. Make sure to head into the forums or out to the front page to check out other OCA goodness.

    We'd also like to thank both GlobalWIN and Thermaltake for providing the Heatsinks used here today.


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