If you need a heatsink for a low profile PC like an HTPC your choices are much more limited and the high end coolers with kilogram of metal are simply not going to fit unless you cut a blower into your case. Thermalright saw an opening that they could fill perfectly with their new AXP-100, which weighs under 400g and is (L) 121.1mm x (W) 105.47mm x (H) 44.15mm, significantly smaller than most heatsinks on the market. [H]ard|OCP slapped in on their test bench and were pleased to see that it beat the stock cooler handily and were even more pleased to see that it could handle an overclock. Check out their full review here.
"Thermalright, one of [H]’s long time favorites when it comes to CPU cooling, reaches out today with a cooler designed for smaller ITX and HTPC systems. Full nickel plating, 140mm and 120mm fan compatibility, and a mere 5.8cm height with the fan installed allows a big compatibility footprint in a very small package."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Thermalright Archon SB-E Cooler @ X-bit Labs
- Noctua NH-L9i Low-Profile CPU Cooler @ Tweaktown
- Spire Air Force 120 and Air Force 120 LED Cooling Fans Review @ Pro-Clockers
- NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler @ Tweaktown
- Thermalright AXP-100 Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
- NZXT Respire T40 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
- NZXT Respire T40 Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Lamptron FC9 Fan Controller Review @ Neoseeker
- NZXT Kraken X40 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ Pro-Clockers
- Cooler Master Silencio 650 Mid Tower Case Review @ Madshrimps
- Fractal Design Node 605 @ techPowerUp
- Enermax Fulmo GT review – HTPX chassis @ Guru of 3D
- Lian Li PC-A76 Full Tower Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
- CM Storm QuickFire TK Review @ Custom PC Review
- Cooler Master HAF XB @ techPowerUp
Ooohhh shiny! Would be
Ooohhh shiny! Would be interesting to see this cooler go toe to toe with Noctua’s NH-L9i.
Same here, as well as the
Same here, as well as the Zalman CNPS8900. I have one in my HTPC and it works pretty well.