OCZ Goliath Heatsink Review

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Introduction

PC-PitStop has sent over another OCZ heatsink. The OCZ Goliath is the subject for this review, this heatsink is somewhat like the OCZ Gladiator in design. The base of the OCZ Goliath is pure copper with microfins, like its predecessor the Gladiator. The fins on the Goliath compared to the Gladiator are longer and a little thicker. Lets take a closer look at the OCZ Goliath.

The OCZ Goliath comes in a plain white box, nothing special. You get the heatsink, fan, a grill and some thermal compound which is nice to see.

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The base of the OCZ Goliath is protected with a piece of paper which covers where the core will be on the Goliath. I like how they have protected the spot on the heatsink which will be in contact with the core. Not only is the base of the heatsink protected, it is very well finished. There were only a few very minor marks on the base, none of which will hinder performance.

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The base of the OCZ Goliath has 37 fins which are about 1 inch in height and has a blue shroud around them. The clip of the OCZ Goliath is really nice by looking at it, no tools are required to install it and it uses all 6 tabs on the socket to hold it on there tight.

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The fan that is included with the OCZ Gladiator is a Delta FFB0612SHE this thing is really loud. You should not plug this fan directly into a motherboard header because it pulls too much power, here are the specs.

  • Size: 60x60x38mm
  • CFM: 43.44
  • RPM: 7000
  • dB: 50.5

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The 37 fins are shrouded like I mentioned before, with what looks like anodized blue aluminum.

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