Brown International V8 and Antec JetCool HSF
This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.Brown International “V8”
The V8 is aptly named, It reminds me of the gas/petrol guzzling high powered automobile engines of the late 50’s early 60’s (there I go dating myself again). But, this efficient little heatsink is meant to cool your CPU quietly. As most of our quiet HSF’s it is not intended for the high performance Power-Users and Overclockers in our midst but rather the economy minded user at a very reasonable cost $29.95 USD suggested retail.
The V8’s unique design and dimensions of 2 x 2 x 1.8 inches insures it’s compatibility with just about all current motherboards. As can be seen this is an all aluminum heatsink that weighs a mere 224 grams. The two 50 mm fans are supplied with both 3 and 4 pin Molex connectors (the three pin connectors allow for RPM signal out and are safe to use on motherboard headers) and produce a total of 34 CFM’s at a very quiet 26 dBA’s.
The clip used is becoming a standard on many “Socket A” heatsinks it is the SK7 and does require the use of a screwdriver for installation. The contact surface of the V8 I received is totally flat and the entire surface is polished, no machining imperfections here. The V8 pictured, now does its work quietly on one of my grandchildren’s Duron 850 located right next to his bed where quiet is important!!
Additional information and/or to purchase the Brown International V8, visit them at www.brownintl.com
How did the V8 perform in our quiet 1.4 GHz computer, here are the numbers:
Antec JetCool HSF
Antec a company better known for its high quality cases and power supplies, has ventured into the HSF market selling under their name, a HSF manufactured by Molex or licensed by them. This is the third in a line that goes back about a year and is the most powerful of the bunch.
It has been sold by many companies under different names, but the key is the design and Molex HSF’s that I am familiar with, share the same attributes of quiet and radial folded thin aluminum fins that wrap around a central copper core. Even the Thumb Latch color is significant, Green is for AMD socket A and the Red are for Intel socket CPU’s.
The specifications of the JetCool are 66.6 x 65 x 52.4 mm and it is compatible with most modern motherboards. It weighs in at only 200 grams and its 60 x 15 mm fan produces 24.1 CFM’s at 35.2 dBA’s.
The Thumb Latch clip is designed to eliminate the need for tools during installation. Extreme care must be taken as more than a few experienced people have cracked their CPU’s core during installation.
Looking at the bottom of the heatsink you can see the beveled copper core; the heatsink is supported by the core of the CPU only and doesn’t come in contact with the four rubber pads on the CPU. Once installed though it does an effective job of quiet cooling at the very reasonable suggested retail price of $ 29.95 USD. For additional information or to purchase the Antec JetCool AMD model, visit www.antec-inc.com
How did the Antec JetCool perform on our quiet 1.4 GHz computer, check the numbers: