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Old 02-17-06, 12:26 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Thermaltake RX K7 - Your Thoughts?


Check out the new heatsink by Thermaltake. Anyone own one? Any opinions? I'm considering this unit to cool an Athlon XP 2200+.

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Old 02-17-06, 01:05 AM   #2
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It looks ok but I don't think that it has good enough air flow. It looks exactly like the V12 only using a smaller fan, and that heatsink needs alot of cfm to cool good.

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i've used the original Silent Boost cooler. It was decent, very quiet, but the si-97 should definitely outperform it however will cost much more.
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old heatsink + new fan = totally new product??


they ripped off arctic cooling's fan design like they have copied many other manufacturers in the past

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old heatsink + new fan = totally new product??


they ripped off arctic cooling's fan design like they have copied many other manufacturers in the past
First thing I noticed as well.
Actually they have few good sinks out right now and I don't understand why they are going back to this old design...

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Old 02-17-06, 09:19 AM   #7
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Looks like a ghettofied stock P4 cooler

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Old 02-17-06, 09:40 AM Thread Starter   #8
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Glad I asked! I tend to think heatsinks that aren't all copper aren't worth my time. Guess I'm mistaken. I googled "Thermalright SI 97A" review" and found this:

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I'd try to find a Thermalright SP-97 instead, but if you can't, the SI-97A will be very good as well. Need a fan to go with it? Either heatsink will take this fan if you're looking for the best performance:

http://epowerhousepc.com/product_inf...roducts_id=703

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if your still interested. I found a very good review at this new enthusiast site.

Its the K8 version but its essentially the same heatsink.
http://hardwarelogic.com/news/62/ART...006-02-13.html

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It actually doesn't look to bad. Reminds me of a Volcano 11 (That performed quite well btw). It has copper, a shroud and probaly a quiet fan, better than stock cooling most liekly. If your going for A64 cooling, the stock x2 or opteron dc will be a good cost effective choice.

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After reading the review Tyreal posted, my interest in this unit has sunk to a sad 0.00%. It does seem odd that a company like Thermaltake would push such a bland technology. Who knows, maybe this was designed to be sold at CompUSA or BestBuy
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its a really simple heatsink. Put on a quiet fan and it will be able to hand most stock cpus. By looking at your sig, i wouldn't recommend it. Try the SI-97A. That way, when you upgrade to A64, you can still use it.

If you would like more help try the forums in that site that i posted.

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