Spire MicroFlow I HSF Review
Let me thank Bas for sending this over to be reviewed.
I recently saw that Spire had their a new cooler released and was lucky enough to receive one to review. However this one is the latest cooler that Spire has made towards the budget user. It’s also “AMD RECCOMEMNED”.
About Fanner Group
Fanner Group, global supplier of cooling solutions for the personal and networked computer, with it's manufacturing facilities in Shen Zhen, China and offices in The United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan and USA, offers a wide range of thermal products and accessories for the computer industry. Fanner Group is also ISO 9002 certified. This ensures every heatsink coming off the assembly line is precisely made for the specifications of different CPU’s.
Dimensions Heat sink : 12VDC Fan : 69×67×35 mm (l × w × h)70×70×15mm
resistance 0.57 °C/W
The Spire MicroFlow I is an AMD Recommended heatsink fan constructed out of all-aluminum that dissipates heat very quickly. It utilizes a fin design that optimizes performance.
MicroFlow I utilizes a 70mm fan. It is rated to push 23.7 CFM at a 29.7dBA
The nice finish
Installation & Testing
Testing will consist of running the cooler for a minimum of 72 hours for the Arctic Silver 3 compound to “set in”. After those 72 hours, we will be recording temperatures off of Winbond Hardware Monitor to compare temperatures against the Spire FalconRock II. We run no programs on idle and our CPU usage are kept at a 0-3% minimum. As usual the load consist of 1 hour of UT 2003 and 5 minutes of Toast. Ambient temperatures are around 21-22 degrees.
Spire FalconRock II (Results taken from our review)
MicroFlow is good cooler towards the average/budget user. Spire has
once again produced a good cooler with good performance. It doesn’t
beat out the FalconRock II we reviewed, but it’s a budget cooler,
we didn’t expect it to. The fan noise was moderate. It produced
a low noised whine that will add some noise.
I rate the Spire MicroFlow I a…
Check out Spire at www.spire-coolers.com
Note: Since this review, Spire has released the MicroFlow II. It's a revised version of the MicroFlow I with a 3-lug clip and a copper inlay. It also has minor changes that improve performance such as a faster fan, etc. Good job Spire!
Note: One of Spire's retailer in the U.S. is http://www.caplinktech.com. Checked it out looks like a good place. You can see Spire's whole line of products there and purchase too.