Date: 02-19-04
Category: Reviews/Cooling
Author: Gundeep Hora
Manufacturer: Spire

There are many heatsinks in the market and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. The heatsinks can be separated into two main categories: heatsinks for normal usage and heatsinks designed for the enthusiast crowd. All air-cooling heatsinks are similar to each other. Ultimately, we see the same technologies being used in many heatsinks these days. There haven't been many improvements done in this section and yet, we still see new models coming out everyday.

We will be taking a look at Spire's CopperStream II HSF. It claims performance and value in one package. Spire has always separated themselves from the competitors by introducing unique products. The CopperStream HSF certainly looks astonishing but does it perform as well as it looks? Read on and find out…


Spire included a cotton cloth, two retention clips for socket 478, an installation guide, a case badge, and some thermal compound. The installation guide was very basic and easy to understand. Spire's packaged case badge was made to look like clear water. The CopperStream II HSF used the standard retention clip installation method. So far the packaged contents have really impressed us.

UPDATE 02-19-04: We recently received an email from Spire stating that the included accessories do not come with every cooler. The accessories we found with our unit were specially added by their logistics team.



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