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6.7* out of 10

Dynatron K129

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Overall 6


Anonymous, Newegg
23 July 2010
  • Summary: Not bad for a custom solution, but not great either. You are better off with the stock Intel heatsink which ends up being not much higher.
  • Pros: Shiny, good quality, easy to mount.
  • Cons: This block of copper does not cool as well as I expected, even with a 120MM 104CFM fan on top. I was getting 45C idle and OCCT would crash at load around 78C on a i7860.
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Overall 4

worse than stock

Gregory J., Newegg
24 April 2010
  • Summary: do not use unless you have serious fans in your case
  • Pros: Silent. Shiny.
  • Cons: Kept my i5 around 72, stock heat sink was 20 degrees cooler
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Overall 10

Nice and simple

Andrei P., Newegg
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Bought this one to keep Xeon 3450 cool in SuperMicro 813 1U chassis. Supermicro sells SNK-P0046P for that specific task but it was out of stock at the moment and Dynatron did the job nicely. If you have decent case fans that blow in the right direction, don't bother with K199 which doesn't perform nearly as well despite having it's own fan.
  • Pros: One of the heatsinks that fits 1U server chassis (stock Intel heatsink does not). Takes advantage of built-in case fans. Keeps Xeon 3450 at constant 70' when running 8 threads of prime95 for hours. Another nice thing about all Dynatron heatsinks that backplates stick to the back of motherboard so there is no need to take the motherboard outside of the case if you just need to take off or replace the heatsink. Backplates are the same for all Dynatron coolers that I've ...
  • Cons: None
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