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FSP Windale 4 Cooler Review

Rating: 8.0.

Previously we have looked at FSP’s debut Windale 6 cooler, and today we are supplementing that review with a look at the Windale 4. As the name suggests, it is a smaller, 4-heatpipe cooler that has an MSRP of $32.99. Can it compete in the fiercely competitive budget cooler market?

Given the FSP Windale 6 impressed us when we reviewed it, I would expect the Windale 4 to be a similarly impressive, but smaller, package. In this review we look at the installation process, thermal performance and noise levels before coming to a conclusion.


Specification

  • Model: AC401
  • Thermal resistance: 0.11℃/W
  • Dimensions: (LxWxH) 122 x 83 x 158mm
  • Weight: 620g
  • Heatsink Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Heat-pipe: 6mm x 4PCS
  • Fan Speed: 600-1600 RPM (PWM) ± 15%
  • Bearing Type: Sleeve Bearing
  • Fan Air Flow: 60 CFM ± 10%
  • Noise Level: 32 dBA
  • Rated Voltage: 12 VDC

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