Through this review, we saw how the SP507B7-U DiamondCool works, its design, its specs, its installation and finally, its performance compared to that of the stock CPU fansink for the P4 3.73Ghz Extreme Edition Intel 775 CPU. The only "plus" we can note for this Spire cooler is, apart from the design with the Blue UV reactive fan, which can give a really nice look to your PC case, the low noise level. The diamond like fan, works at 2700 RPM maximum producing a noise level of 22 dBA. This is a nice feature, though we did not manage to actually see it reach 2700 RPM in our test system. We did hear it at 2400 RPM and it was pretty silent. The fact that it did not improve on the stock cooler's temperatures is really disappointing, considering an impressive copper core base and array of copper heat-pipes. We expected a lot more from it but unfortunately, we didn't get it.
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As far as installation goes, the SP507B7-U DiamondCool is an easy cooler to install since it does not require any brackets, using instead a back plate and some mounting screws. In a matter of a few minutes, any average user can install it. The thermal compound that is included, comes in an injection tube and is really easy to apply.
The SP495S11-U QuieTude VI can be found at prices ranging between US$27~US$31.
-UV reactive diamond fan
-Easy to install
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