Date: May 10th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Products were donated by: GlobalWIN & Coolink Inc.
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CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
As seen by the results, these coolers do an excellent job at cooling your stock and moderately overclocked systems of today. If you are sick of noise and would like to have decent cooling, your search is over. This conclusion will be broken down into two sections to give me the chance to separately rank and judge these two coolers.
GlobalWIN TAK-68 (THE WINNER!!)
What can I say, I wasn't expecting much from this cooler. It is made from aluminum and not copper, it has 2-22cfm fans compared to the H2T's 33cfm fans, it's smaller, it's lighter etc. But, it performed, and performed well. When I uninstalled the cooler after the prime95 test while overclocked, it was warm, even at the top of the cooler. I find this to be a good thing, heat is being transferred and dissipated well throughout this cooler.
-Very Good Cooling
-light aluminum construction
-clip is a little awkward to get used to
Coolink is a newcomer to the North American market of cooler manufacturers and has released a pretty decent first attempt at twin fan cooling. I was sure that this cooler was going to be a winner, but, I was disappointed =(. The one thing that for sure I would like to recommend to Coolink (and I will formally email them), is to lessen the bulk of the cooler. Everything on this cooler is thick, strong and very robust, but is that a quality you really need in a simple cooler?? In my opinion, if they cut the bulk a bit, cooling efficiency will increase. Thinner fins and base would be a good move too and ditch the copper base which is crudely welded to the aluminum top portion. I find that if it's going to be a copper cooler, make it a full copper cooler. If it's going to be aluminum, make it ALL aluminum. Thin copper bases do not do a thing for cooling efficiency and sometimes will decrease it.
-Decent noise levels
-Decent cooling for stock systems
-Copper base needs to be tossed
-Lighten the cooler a bit for better cooling.
-Temperature's unacceptable for a cooler of such size and airflow.