Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Rosewill
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
This PWM fan isn’t exclusive to Rosewill products and is, as expected a private label unit that can be found on several other coolers from different suppliers. The sleeve bearing promises quiet cooling, but I’ll reserve judgment until I’ve had a chance to hear it run at full speed.
Well, that about does it for the walkaround. Let’s get the ZAIO on the testbed and see how it does.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Our testbed for Rosewill’s RCX-ZAIO-92 CPU cooler will consist of the following hardware:
DFI P35-T2RL Blood-Iron Motherboard
Intel Q6600 Kentsfield Core2Quad CPU
Western Digital WD800 hard drive
Western Digital WD6400 hard drive
Samsung SH-S203N DVD writer
Buffalo Firestix DDR2 RAM (2 X 1GB)
EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB graphics card
Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU
We’ll test it in the open case pictured above. Keep in mind that temps inside your case will be different, depending on the chassis and airflow.
After a thorough cleaning of both cooler and processor, Arctic Silver 7 was applied (according to manufacturers recommendations,) and the cooler installed. Installation was a snap (pun intended,) and really couldn’t be much easier.
As you can see, there’s plenty of clearance around the cooler. All that’s left is to plug in the connector and we can do some testing.