• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

Super Orb vs. FOP

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

yog

Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2001
Location
Tacoma, WA
I know have a FOP 32-I that I have replaced the fan on to make it a 38-I. I have a friend that can get me a super orb. The 38-I is really loud and I'd like to get the super orb because it will be quieter and it looks cool. However I have heard really bad things about the super orbs. Any ideas
 

Tiger

Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2001
Location
UK
I have used a S/Orb and FOP 32-1. The FOP is 5C cooler than the Orb. The Orb is a bad product don't use it. See what I had to say under the heading "Tired of people knocking the Orb" as I explain why.
 

proze

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2000
Location
Pretoria, RSA
i loved the gorb on my celerymine, but for cooling hot chips, the orb family just don't cut it.
and the socket a clipping mechanism is a nightmare. it alone has been responsible for many a cpu death.

stick with the fop.
 

Fink

Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2000
Keep the FOP and use the orb to snake the drains with. Seriously, the FOP is a far better cooler.
 
W

William

Guest
same as everybody else, the orbs were a good design, and still look cool, but the lack of surface is really killing them these days.
 

n2

Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2001
Location
NY
my orb was'nt even "that" good on a K6-2...
an 8dollar thermaltake, similar to the volcano, blew it outta the water by like 10*
and the clip IS a total piece of crap!
 

batboy

Senior Moment
Joined
Jan 12, 2001
Location
Kansas, USA
Yep, the FOP is far superior to any of the Orb family of coolers. Why not do the mod that I did to my GlobalWin to make it a FOP42. I slapped on a Sunon high output 42 CFM 80mm fan. Better air flow (4 CFM more) and 10 db quieter. A very noticeable decrease in noise and a 1/2 degree drop in CPU load temps. The best part is that the 80mm fan clips right on using the 60mm fan retainer spring clips. Just stretch it out a little to fit. The fan overhangs the sink a little, but that seems to help cool the motherboard. I had a 1 degree drop in system load temps. Much quieter and a slight drop in temps, it don't get any better than that.