AeroCool Xfire Heat Sink Fan Review

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AeroCool Xfire Heat Sink Fan Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:04 am

AeroCool Xfire Heat Sink Fan Review

The Aerocool Xfire is a massive heatpipe cooling solution that can be used Intel LGA775 and AMD K8 platforms granted that the Xfire can fit. This heat sink stands at 100mm tall and 120mm wide and uses a white 120mm fan with quad white LED's to keep the ~100 cooling fins nice and cool. Legit Reviews takes the Aerocool Xfire out for a test drive on our Intel Core 2 Duo test platform and give our honest thoughts on the Xfire.

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The Aerocool Xfire dwarfs the reference Intel heat sink as the Xfire is 100mm tall and 120mm wide thanks to the Aerocool 120mm fan that mounts on top. The fan that Aerocool uses with the Xfire moves 52.25 CFM of air at 1500 +/- 10% RPM. The nice thing about using a 120mm fan is that decent airflow can be had without having to increase the noise level of the cooling solution. In the case of the Aerocool Xfire the noise level of the fan is 23.53 dBA at full load and was unable to be detected by our audio test equipment as the rest of the test system and ambient noise levels were louder than the fan.


Article Title: AeroCool Xfire Heat Sink Fan Review
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/398/1/
Pricing: Newegg
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Postby Baddad53 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:16 am

Thanks for the info and another "legit" review :) If someone wanted to add a "cool" led to their fan..this maybe an option but a pricey one. Totally agree with your conclusion.
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Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:39 pm

And its being reminded of the weakness of air cooling that makes me feel warm and fuzzy that I now have water :P

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Postby Apoptosis » Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:17 pm

Once you go water cooling you won't go back and until you own water cooling you won't understand it. It's a water cooling thing :)
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Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:43 pm

Damn, Ive just picked up an expensive addiction right there then :P
wondering if my storm will be any good for quad cores as they have a larger hot bit (lol, 2 cores).

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Postby Apoptosis » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:46 pm

storm will be fine... i saw them running on Kentsfield's overclocked from 2.66Ghz to 3.6GHz.
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Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:29 pm

Thanks, thats nice to know :)
Maybe this kit will last me a couple of builds.

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Postby pcrobot » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:50 pm

That fan would be a nice addition to my case...

Great review! :mrgreen:
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