The whine of a noisy computer fan has got to be one of the top 10 most annoying sounds these days. Older computers that sound like a vacuum cleaner are especially bad. Low noise heatsinks solve these problems, so it sure is a good thing that the gang at Frostytech have this out today. The Akasa EVO
120 heatsink handles the low noise task well, and judging by the review its temperatures are pretty good too.
the second revision
of the Akasa EVO
120 (AK-120) heatsink, the first model produced under this name utilized thinner diameter
heatpipes and a slim copper base. The new, 2007 model Akasa
EVO 120 improves on these shortcomings with a stocky copper base, and three chunky
8mm diameter heatpipes. The changes have been well worth
it, allowing the Akasa EVO 120 to handle high heat loads from Intel Core 2
Duo/Quad and AMD Athlon64 processors with quiet ease."