TABULATION & CONCLUSION
Let's see how these units performed from a tabulated
UPDATE: THERMALTAKE GOLDEN ORB
Thermaltake's Golden Orb performs almost along the ranks of Globalwin's
CPM25603-32, which is an old favorite of mine. Though not designed for
PPGA processors, it's still a good performer. However, I advise using
this cooler ONLY WITH FC-PGA processors as the specifications indicate.
In the performance category, the Alpha PAL6035 and the
Global Win FKP32 fight it out for top spot. I would think that this should be
considered a tie. The performance difference is really too small to
call. So, for this roundup, it's a tie between the Alpha PAL6035 and the
Global Win FKP32.
The other units didn't do too badly. The Global Win FDP32 gave good
numbers as well as the "small but terrible" Vantec FC-PGA
Socket Cooler, gaining them 3rd and 4th places respectively.
So. For the top performers in the bunch, it all boils down to the other
issue. Cost. With the Alpha PAL6035 setting you back by about Php
1,800.00 compared to the Global Win FKP32's mere Php 1,000.00, it's
clear who the winner really is. Though there is really no difference in
performance here, the cost is certainly a large factor. That's a pretty
big price gap if you ask me. All the Alpha really has going for it here
is the coolness factor which then turns into bragging rights since the
PAL6035 really is aesthetically superior to the FKP32. It looks
To conclude this roundup, those of you who DO have the extra cash to spend, I'd recommend
the Alpha PAL6035 just for the sake of coolness. For those on a tighter
budget, go for the Global Win FKP32. It isn't as cool looking but it
won't hurt your wallet as well.
You can purchase the reviewed units from Monster
PC. This store only caters to customers located in the Philippines.
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