Thermaltake vs Cooler Master
I want to replace my HSF. I currently own a Globalwin SAK 38 which performs reasonably well but makes a lot of noise. Here's some info about it:
The first option to replace the globalwin is the Thermaltake Volcano 9:
The other one is a Cooler Master. I don't know the model but it comes with a Heat Pipe:
Which one would you buy? They're both priced similary (about 30 €). I want it to perform similar to the globalwin but with less noise.
Thank's a lot.
The Thermaltake should do you just fine.
I personally would go with Thermaltake, just because I have had good experience with them. I have two volcano 7+ that have not failed me yet. Plus I like to be able to control the fan speed rather than have a sensor do it.
I would buy a Thermalright Ax-7 or SLK-800. Both are better performers than the coolermaster or thermaltake. They can use any 80mm fan you want.
www.overclockers.com has good reviews of all the heatsinks you're interested in.
This is where my signature would go if I wasn't so lazy.
What exactly do heat pipes do anyways? I've seen them on a lot of heatsinks and those really tiny computers
Thank's to everyone!
I finally bought the Volcano 9 because it was the only one available. I'm very happy with it. The thing is BIG!!! I have it at 3000 rpm. Very silent.
Thank's again for your support.
If you set it to full speed, expect it to wail like a banshee at 5500 rpms (not 4800 as reported). I've had great experience with Tt products, their early line of coolers have given them a bad rap, but their newer offerings have been superb, especially when you look at the price.
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