Kanie Hedgehog Type-W and Dynatron DY1206BH-625
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A fairly new cooler the Hog is the only HSF what requires the use of two 60 mm fans in our comparison.
The performance and quality of the Kanie Hedgehog Type-W places it amongst the best in the world!! With a quick change in fans the Hog can satisfy the needs of Extreme Overclocker or a Seeker of Quiet or anywhere in-between, truly a versatile performer.
The Kanie Hedgehog Type-W weighs in at a hefty 605 grams including two 60 x 60 x 25 mm fans, its saving grace is that the clip connects to all three of the sockets (both sides) lugs. The dimensions are 69 H x 80 L (at the base) – 123 L (at the Top) x 62 W mm. While the overall dimensions are quite large the Type-W Hog should fit the majority of motherboards.
The Kanie Hedgehog Type-W is available from www.plycon.com in many configurations. The heatsink with no fans retails for $39.95 USD and with the twin Delta 37.6 CFM fans (the configuration used in this study) it retails for $57.95 USD. All prices are plus shipping.
The DY1206BH-625 is a good size heatsink, 121 (L) x 124 (W) x 65 (H) mm and weighs in at a hefty 420 grams. There are 36 paper thin fins that are soldered together (similar to the Thermalright SK-6), a gold colored shroud covers three sides of the heatsink. Its very design, with an extremely large surface area, requires the use of a powerful fan like the Delta, to achieve its high performance level. Even with its size the 625 is compatible with the majority of today’s motherboards.
While the samples I received could have used some polishing, the area between the punch marks was smooth as silk and the non-polished/lapped surface did not affect the 625’s performance.
Using a metal rule, we found the bottom to be flat (we couldn’t see light between the heatsink and the rule). Another interesting feature of the bottom is the depth of the channel on three sides of the heatsink; it’s one of the deepest I have seen at 1/8”.
At this point, I know many of you are still thinking about the weight of the 625. Is it going to cause a problem and what about installation?? It seems that Dynatron Corp. was one step ahead of us and was aware of our concerns. Their answer a three pronged clip similar to the one used on Taisol heatsinks.
The Dynatron DY1206BH-625’s performance was very impressive, when you consider the numbers achieved along with the suggested retail selling price of $ 29.95 for the 625.