Gelid Solutions GX-7
Why would you pay attention to it. Gelid utilizes 7 6mm impressive heat pipes of GX-7. The
conventional heat sink arranged heat pipes in a straight line; in this
configuration, the outer heat pipes are often used improperly. With GX-7, Gelid
arranges 2 heat pipes in a separate row directly after 5 other heat pipes. This
setting allows all heat pipes work, and your CPU is cooler because of it.
Who should use it: who wants something more powerful than inherent cooling device.
Compatibility socket: Inel LGA775/1155/1156/1366; AMD AM2/2+/3/3+, FM1
Noise is rated: 10 to 26.8dBA
Why would you pay attention to it. According Rosewill, this very small machine is designed for 1U
server, but you guess what? With a height of 15.5mm, RCX-SC1U-1366 is the
ticket to install Intel LGA1366 processor in a very small PC or HTPC. Rosewill
includes everything you need, even the heat sink glue.
Who should use it: those own Intel Core i7-980X or i7-990X and want to put one of
these powerful processors in a small frame.
Socket compatibility: Intel LGA1366
Noise is rated: 3.15 to 43.4dBA
Why would you pay attention to it. RCX-ZAIO-92 is a great choice if you want more cooling performance
than what the available cooling equipment provided, but your budget has been
devoted to other components. Quiet cooling device (92mm PWM fan created 25dBA)
but great (3 copper heat pipes and 45 aluminum foils) proved to be tough with
heat but your wallet does not.
Who should use it: casual users do not want to pay more money for cool accessories.
Socket compatibility: Intel LGA775/1156/1366; AM2/2+/3, 939
Noise is rated: 14.5 to 25dBA
Scythe NINJA 3 Rev.B
Why would you pay attention to it. 8 heat pipes insert from the nickel copper base of NINJA over big
heat sink foils. NINJA 120mm PWM fan adjusts the speed automatically when needs
more (or less) air flow, and Scythe also includes a fan controller (you can
attach to one of the expansion slots behind the case) allows you to dial the
Who should use it: the intelligent users who are looking for a strong, big air cooling
device with powerful, flexible PWM fan.
Socket compatibility: Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011; AMD AM2/2+3/3+, FM1, 754, 939,
Noise is rated: 7:05 to 37dBA