heatsink itself has 2 spring-loaded clips incorporated in it.
Once the back plate is in place, all you have to do is to slide
those clips in the right way. Each clip will lock 2 of the back
plate pins, very simple and easy to install, but yet very efficient.
From all the P3 heatsink retention methods I have tried, this
one is definitely my favorite. The only other units that use
this retention method are; the P3-TF, and P3-STF from Tennmax.
Who invented it? Unfortunately, that is a question that I could
not answer. But I truly hope that this method will get more
popular among heatsink manufacturer since it works so well.
Here is a picture of the heatsink by itself. It's a bit out
of focus, but you can clearly see the clips.
has 2 models of this cooler, the VGS-08 and the VGS-08H. Both
units use the same heatsink. The only difference is that the
VGS-08H uses 6000-RPM fans while the VGS-08 uses 5000-RPM fans.
Also, there is a black and a silver version of the heatsink.
You should not worry about the color since it has nothing to
do with the performance (well duh!).
are the specifications of the fans used on the VGS-08 from Globalwin
and the VGS-08++ from Millisec.com.
guess, maybe a little bit less