3DfxCool Alpha1HO-P3 Coolerby Jason Clark on September 10, 1999 12:08 AM EST
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Cooling computer components has lately been becoming quite a "sport". With several conventional cooling methods, and a few not so conventional, the choice for a CPU cooler has become quite challenging.
I have seen quite a few cooling devices in my computer career, and I would say 80% of them are useless. You really get what you pay for, and finding something worth paying for is not easy. Here is where the Alpha1HO-P3 cooler from 3DfxCool comes in. The cooler is almost as large as the MC1000 Peltier Cooler I reviewed a few weeks ago. The cooler uses the Alpha 3125 heatsink kit, which is quite a nice design. The Alpha series of heatsinks have spread like wildfire since their introduction from the Japanese market.
The Alpha1HO-P3 cooler comes with the necessary mounting hardware to mount a SLOT-1 Celeron, SECC-2 Pentium 2, and SECC-2 Pentium 3 CPU. 3DfxCool also includes a tube of heatsink compound. The heatsink itself is just massive. It sticks out about 62mm from your slot; so make sure you have room on the motherboard for this fan.
|Mounted to the heatsink are two large fans, which push 26CFM each. You will notice some added noise in the case, but that's the price you pay for having a small wind tunnel in your case :)|
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