is the AX-7 better than the Alpha 8045...on low RPM fan and tight case?
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    is the AX-7 better than the Alpha 8045...on low RPM fan and tight case?

    I've read the reviews, and on higher speed fans, the AX-7 is definitely the better heatsink...but what about for lower speed fans on tight mid-tower cases?

    what do you guys think?

    I'm setting up a mid-tower, with only a 60mm exhaust.


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    thanks!

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    i've got mixed feelings, but overall i think the AX-7 will win, i have both, and they are extremely great sinks.
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    I had an Alpha PAL 8045 that I replaced with a Thermal Right SK-6 and my temps stayed the same. From what i've read the AX-7 is alittle better than than the Sk-6.

    IMO just about anything is better than a heatsink that mounts to the motherboard the way the Alpha PAL8045 does. If you take your CPU out more than 2 a year dont get one. It just plane sucks and the cooling performance is not worth the headaches.
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