Sunbeam Silent Whisper K8


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 7/17/2006
Author: Nicholas Sarpolis (NickS)
Hardware Acquired: FrozenCPU

Test Setup

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 512K Cache
Motherboard: Biostar TForce4 U (nVidia nForce4 Ultra)
Graphics Card: Visiontek X800 128MB
Hard Disk: Western Digital 80GB SATA 8MB Cache
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2-430w
Case: Antec Solution Series
Software: Windows XP Home SP-2

Idle temperature was recorded after 15 minutes of idling at desktop.  Load was generated by 10 minutes of Prime 95 (In-Place Large FFT).  Ambient temperature was approx. 28ºC (84ºF).


Testing was done with the Stock Heatsink, and the Sunbeam Silent Whisper. 

The Sunbeam suprisingly did good, dropping idle temperatures a good amount, and dropping the load an astonishing 9ºC!  For a value heatsink, I'm impressed.  Even with a smaller sized low-cfm fan, it still managed to cool very well.
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Most Recent Comments

05-06-2006, 10:12:48

Today sees the release of the nVidia 7950 graphics cards, with XFX releasing both Extreme and XXX versions which come heavily pre-overclocked.

Read About it HereQuote

05-06-2006, 10:52:55

wow, nvidia dont know where to stop.....which is a damn good thing imoQuote

05-06-2006, 11:00:20

Meh, bring on dual G80sQuote

05-06-2006, 11:06:53

Imma see if I can get hold of one of these Quote

05-06-2006, 11:22:06

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Imma see if I can get hold of one of these
you would wouldnt you lol, just cant say noQuote

05-06-2006, 11:27:13

yeah but I'm not buying one

Waste of money imoQuote

06-06-2006, 00:28:19

Wow aesthetically they don't do a lot for me, they look quite ugly tbh. Although I'm sure that they'll push through the pixels quite well. I think I'll wait for next the next gen though. Agreed with Kemp here though, we need to have one for a reviewQuote

06-06-2006, 01:16:48

I certainly wouldn't buy one - i can just imagine the driver issues now...Quote

06-06-2006, 01:33:04

Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Meh, bring on dual G80s

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