SIBAK AC-02-625B

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A top performing, noisy, heatsink from a new face on the block — Joe

SUMMARY: A very competitive, but noisy, copper/aluminum heatsink.

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Size: 70 x 66 x 70mm high; Fan: 38 cfm est. @ 7000 rpm; Weight: 410 gms

The good guys at SIBAK were nice enough to send a sample of their copper core heatsink, the SIBAK AC-02-625B. It features a copper core about 19mm in diameter surrounded by aluminum fins radiating out from the core.

Looking down into in after removing the fan

Top

clearly shows the radial fin pattern. There is a large center groove for the clip and two smaller channels at each end – two sides of the skirt surrounding the fan ride in these. The core is about 32mm high.

The base

Base

is flat and fairly smooth – you can see some light machining marks but they are not apparent to the touch. The core is flush with the surrounding aluminum base – this is important because the CPU contacts both the copper core and the aluminum base.

The fan is an Everflow Model #F126025BU – a 60mm unit that I would estimate at about 38 cfm @ 7000 rpm. I measured its noise at 68 dBA with a Radio Shack sound meter 8″ from the fan’s intake¹, about the same as a Delta 38.

The clip requires a screwdriver or nutdriver to mount The rear clip requires a little dexterity in engaging the lug – it’s offset by about 3mm, so it’s under the heatsink’s base a tad. The front clip is no problem. The cutouts are deep and easily engaged.

In summary, a fairly conventional copper cored heatsink with a good clip.

THE TEST

The SIBAK AC-02-625B was first tested on the CPU Die Simulator which gives results that are unaffected by motherboard influences. I then tested it on an Iwill KK266+ and Shuttle AK31, modified to read AMD’s on-die diode, as an example of what users might see on their systems.

TEST RESULTS – CPU Simulator

Heatsink

Die Temp

Ambient Temp

Delta

C/W

SIBAK AC-02-625B, 77.4w

45.7 C

20.0 C

25.7 C

0.33

TEST RESULTS – Motherboard
CPU/Motherboard

CPU Die Temp

Ambient Temp

Delta

C/W

CPU Back Temp

Palomino 1200, Iwill KK266+

34.7 C

21.4 C

13.3

0.24

37.2 C

XP @ 1467, Shuttle AK31

37.4 C

19.8 C

17.6

0.27

31¹ C

¹In-socket thermistor per MBM

Delta = CPU temp – Ambient Temp
C/W = Delta / CPU Watts

Interpreting C/W: For every watt the CPU radiates, the heatsink will cool the core by the (C/W x watts) plus ambient temp. For example, at an ambient temp of 25 C, a C/W of 0.25 with a CPU radiating 50 watts means that the CPU core temp will be 50 x 0.25 = 12.5 C over ambient temp, or 37.5 C. The lower the C/W, the better.

Die Simulator results place the Sibak, with its noisy Delta 38 clone, in the top rank of heatsinks tested to date (Heatsink Ranking).

CONCLUSIONS

Sibak, a new face on the heatsink scene, delivers a very promising entry, although with noise at the Delta 38 level.

Thanks again to Sibak for sending this our way. Sibak is looking for distribution – contact details:

SIBAK COOLER (explotech co., ltd)
5F, No. 114 Tein Mu East Road
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
886-2-28772086, fax 886-2-28771142
Email Sibak
Some background on SIBAK from Computex.

¹Manufacturers measure fan noise at something like 3 feet away, so this is not a comparable measure.

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