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Mad Butter

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Hello! I have just currently bought a new Sk-6 heat sink and a delta 60mm fan to go on top of it. I heard it is 1 of the best coolers around. What do u think??? I heard it is better than water cooling because regualr water is warmer than air temp. So what do u think? what cooler do u have?
 

klosters64a

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Welcome to OCer's dot com's BBS, Mad Butter! Hope you enjoy it here.

According to what I read, the Thermalright SK-6 seems to be the best HS you can get in its price range. I don't think there's a better "light" all-copper HS anywhere. OCer's.com did a review of a new ultra thin finned Cu HS on the Front Page on July 27. It's said to rival the SK-6, but personally, I think that the fins are so close together that they'll get fouled by dust quickly.

In other words, you bought wisely! As to HSF's, I have an Alpha PEP-66, a GW FOP-38, a Vantec Si5, a Millennium Glaciator and a Vantec 60350D?? I can't remember the model number--it looks almost exactly like the Global-Win FOP's.
 

Richard

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Jan 15, 2001
Like Klosters said. The SK6 is a nifty piece of copper.

What heatsink am I using? Alpha PEP66. Bought it a while ago. I've run the gamut of different cooling solutions and come to the conclusion that the Alpha just kicks booty.

The all coppers definitely outperform it, but ultimately I feel as if the CPU is quite happy just as it is. If it ain't broke, don't break it.
 
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William

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yes, you got a great heatsink. Its not better than a good watercooling kit, but its pretty close. You should be a happy overclocker with it.
 

Bender

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Welcome to Overclockers.com

The Sk-6 is about as good as it gets for air cooling but water is even better. With a water cooled rig you can also add a peltier to get your temps below freezing. Water cooled rigs can handle a lot of heat so your temps stay pretty low even if you are using very high voltages at high speeds.
 
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Mad Butter

Mad Butter

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Thanks for the info. if anyone has anymore info about the SK-6 then just post a message.
 

Nealer

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Jun 11, 2001
I went from the OEM cooler that comes with the Tbird, to the Super Orb, and now to the Gladiator. I dont have much experiance with teh Sk6, but from what ive heard, its the best out there.