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Date: May 27th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
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Sibak AE-01-62B


Manufacturer: Sibak Tech Corp
Donated by: Sibak Tech Corp





Idle: 32 Degrees Celsius
Load: 35 Degrees Celsius


A rather older style of cooler, Sibak's all aluminum representative was cooled by an Evercool 7000rpm, 44dBa, 38cfm fan. One of the unique features of this cooler is the fan guard, it's kinda neat. It didn't hinder the results at all and I found it kinda refreshing seeing that I have been staring at relatively the same heatsink through this roundup. Now check out the cooling results, not bad seeing that it is indeed ALL aluminum. I'm really starting to wonder if the technology in HSF's has reached the end, and the results of these coolers is really backing me up.

 

Sibak AC-02-625B


Manufacturer: Sibak Tech Corp
Donated by: Sibak Tech Corp





Idle: 30 Degrees Celsius
Load: 32 Degrees Celsius


Ummmm... Errrrrr.... Ahhhhh.... I just don't get it. This cooler has won the roundup. Using a Evercool 7000rpm, 44dBa, 38cfm fan, this cooler has tied the results of the Dynatron all-copper cooler with a 44cfm Delta!!! I tested and retested this cooler THREE times to confirm the results. With the simple copper core and the radiating fins, this little guy has won with less noise and less airflow!! I am really surprised!! This relatively unknown HSF combo has toppled the likes of VANTEC, SWIFTECH and even the powerful DYNATRON's to take the crown in this roundup. My congrat's goes to SIBAK on this one, well done!!

 

OVERALL RESULTS



 

CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS


Coolers of today are indeed better than the coolers released a year or two ago, but not by much. I am beginning to think that HSF technology has met pretty well the end of the road. All that is left is marketing. Every company is saying that they have the best heatsink and some are claiming things that don't even work *cough* CoolerMaster *cough*. I am looking around the internet on some other website reviews and I am really wondering how they got such an impressive results with such unimpressive coolers. I doubt more and more the validity of some of the reviews out there and I am wondering if they are even testing these coolers or are just "saying" that they are a good product to get more product from a company. Tweaknews.net will NEVER fall into this trap and if we lose some sponsors, oh well, I'd rather walk away an honest man. Now, the only step now is for the processors to be engineered to run cooler, or another method of cooling will have to be introduced to the mainstream population. I know I didn't use an extreme overclock to test these coolers, but hey, comparatively, they would have reacted the same, but with higher temperature values.


Now on a overall product scale, I was surprised and really disappointed with some of these coolers. For one, I was impressed with the performance of the Dynatron lineup. They all performed well but with one downfall, noise. The Swiftech didn't perform to my expectations, but I think that is more a fan issue than a heatsink problem. More cfm's being pushed through it would have warranted a better cooling result. The Vantec CopperX line is NOT good. It is just a relabeled CCK-6035 with a different clip. I really do not like marketing practices like this and get a feeling that the wool is being pulled over some eyes in the computer hardware market. The real surprising results go to the Sibak Copper-Core cooler and the GlobalWIN CAK-II16. The GlobalWIN all-copper cooler came out with some good cooling results for the amount of airflow (13cfm). The Sibak copper-core cooler was really amazing at cooling for the size and the relative airflow and tackled even the mighty Dynatron's for the title.


Let's hope that things get better ...


Sibak AC-02-625B
GlobalWIN CAK-16
Arkua 628
Dynatron DY1206BH-P625
Dynatron DY1206BH-638
Dynatron DY1206BM-625



Swiftech MCXC370
Fortis A120pro
Sibak AE-01-625B
Arctic Cooling Super Silent 2500



CoolerMaster "Heatpipe" HHC-001
Vantec CCK-6040 & CCK 6040H (CopperX)
Thermaltake Volcano7


If you have any comments on my roundup, e-mail ME .



 


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