Overall, FSP has a really strong offering with the Windale 6, even if it doesn’t quite measure up as high as the CMT210 did. Still, there’s a lot to like here. Performance is on par with what I’d expect and the heat saturation of the unit was impressive. The fan is nice and quiet, while the blue LED glow is right on target. Many air coolers have a slightly unfinished look since few do anything to change the aluminum sheen and brass colored tips sticking out of the top of the cooler. FSP changes that up nicely with an excellent matte black finish.
The install process is the only issue with this cooler. If the base bracket had a way to clip on and the fan mounts were a little more accessible, it would go a long way in curbing some of the difficulty there. As it is though, few people will be installing this cooler more than once or twice, so this isn’t the worst problem to have. The last I saw, pricing was around $53, but stock seems to be depleted for the time being. Even then, that is a pretty decent price for this cooler, though it isn’t super competitive either. With that, we’ll leave the FSP Windale 6 CPU Cooler with a well earned Pureoverclock Great Hardware Award!