FrostyTech is back with a review of Asus's new Arctic Square heatsink. You've got to love Frosty when heatsink shopping - how many other sites compare one heatsink to 30-40 coolers on both AMD and Intel!! Read it here gang.
It's a simple arrangement of fan and cooling fins, but one that draws
cool air into the heatsink and expels warmed air out the other side. Noise never
becomes much of an issue
with this heatsink because the fan impeller does not rotate more than 2300RPM.
Asus's Arctic Square incorporates four nickel
plated 6mm diameter copper
heatpipes that conduct heat from a copper base to an array of aluminum fins
above; a fairly standard orientation these days. The heatsink weighs in at
667grams, and stands 152 mm tall so it is rather a bulky solution that may not
fit into all compact microATX computer cases. You can find Asus' Arctic
Square heatsink at most online retailers for $54 USD.