The test are over and I think the clear winner is the
Alpha, still the king in cooling down that chip. Although it
did cool 2 degrees lower than the golden orb, is it worth it?
F/ 43 C
F / 51 C
F/ 32 C
F / 42 C
F/ 30 C
F / 40 C
The price for the
Alpha is around $45, while the Orb is about $16 before shipping. For
that extra amount of money, some
may opt for it but if you're a cheap bastard like a lot of us here,
the Golden Orb is a great choice for its quality and pricing.
By the way, stay away from the retail heatsink like a plague, it
plain out sucks.
Thanks to SubzeroPC
for supplying the heatsinks in this review and thanks to
F1int7 and Chooie for help in testing and editing. If you have
any questions, please shoot an email