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TTIC NPH-K8-2 Cooler

Manufacturer: Thermal TransTech
Supplied by: Sidewinder Computers
Price: $35

by Jeremy Lawrence (8/12/2005)

Introduction

There are a lot of competitors in the world of coolers and a lot of different technologies.  In the field of air cooling, there are options ranging from regular fin heat sinks to thin-fin sinks, heat pipes, fanless silent cooling, and big hunks of fan that circulate enough air to lift your computer off the desk.

With the newer processors coming out pumping juice through the core, more heat is being generated.  The goal of the coolers is to dissipate this heat as effectively as possible.  The one that I get to take a look at today is the nPower NPH K8-2.  We want to extend our thanks to the people at Sidewinder Computers for sponsoring this review.

Specifications

  • Application: AMD Opteron, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Intel Socket 478

  • Weight:  348.5g

  • 25mm x 100mm Heat Column

  • 70mm x 60mm Aluminum Fins

  • Construction:  Copper Heat Column / Aluminum Fins

  • Fan: Supports one or two standard 80mm fan (not included)

What you get

Let’s start off by having a look at what came in the box.

The package came with the cooler itself, mounting screws, mounting brackets for AMD K8 and Intel Socket 478.  Also included were 2 packs of generic thermal grease and an instruction packet.  Let’s have a look at the main attraction.


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