Oh man... ClubOC has another 3 reviews for us today! They check out the
AMD has announced a whole slew of new and improved CPUs over the last couple
months and with new and improved CPU technology comes new and improved cooling
products. Although AMD's new CPUs run cooler, there is still a big demand for
better CPU coolers. Recently, Thermalright has released several new products
that have gained the attention of Overclockers everywhere. One such products
is the SK-7 heatsink for Socket-A processors which I have before me today. The
SK-7 is similar to the old SK-6 but with some very nice improvements such as
the ability to use 60mm, 70mm or even 80mm cooling fans! It also looks very
much like the famous SLK-800, but a little smaller. Sorry, no flashing circus
lights or funny anodized colors. Just raw copper with a perfect mirrored finish...
Take a look at the SK-7 over at Club Overclocker!
The Kingwin KT-436WM-2 Case...
Kingwin enclosures are undoubtedly one of the finest enclosures that money
can buy. I can say this with confidence because I've had first hand experience
reviewing many enclosures from quite a few companies, including two other enclosures
from Kingwin. Because the Kingwin enclosures were all from the same family (Model#
KT-436) they all have the same internal features. Some models have been given
unique Alpha codes after the model number to signify color and external case
features. Such as the model we have here, the KT-436WM-2. Doesn't take much
effort to figure out the WM stands for Window Mod while the -2 is their own
identifier for color; Black.
And then they show us how to mod
the Volcano 9...
Today I have a new heatsink in my labs from Thermaltake called the Volcano
9 CoolMod. The Volcano 9 is a pretty massive aluminum cooler, but does an aluminum
CPU cooler still have a place in the extremely hot world of Socket-A cooling?
The Volcano 9 CoolMod is also an "eye candy" cooling device as it
has a lighted cooling fan. Is the Volcano 9 CoolMod just another piece of eye
candy or does this cooler mean business?