Mushkin PC16000 Radioactive 6GB Review
Alternative Heat-Spreader Sir?
When we reviewed the Blackline which also came with the Frostbyte heat-sink we found it did a fantastic job of keeping the kit cool whilst also having the huge benefit of not being some enormous lump of aluminium that interfered with the airflow in your case.
The Radioactive comes with exactly the same heat-spreader, just in a serious yellow colour that's surprisingly hard to photograph.
As you can see it alternately looks very yellow, or a pastel shade. The first picture on the page is probably the closest to how it looks "in hand".
In our test Gigabyte UD7 motherboard the combination of yellow and blue actually works well, as anyone who deals with complimentary colours knows. Being able to populate the slots without interfering with even the monster NH-D14 cooler is a huge plus in our books. Of course if you were water-cooled or used a less efficient cooler then this is less of problem, but we like to test with the best so for the time being the Noctua NH-D14 it remains. It's a rare kit that will fit without hindering the Noctua, but the Mushkin does it with aplomb.