Fortunately, what concerns budget coolers for AMD, distributors are not asleep. They try to fight the scarcity of the market offering a more or less decent choice of budget models. A total number of budget models for Socket 754, Socket 939 and Socket AM2 offered these days on the market reaches half a hundred ? it's still far from the variety of the age of AMD Socket A and Intel Socket 478, but it's enough to form the critical mass that requires from us a complex approach to reviewing such products. So it seems like a good time to get our test procedure for consumer cooling systems, brush the dust off it, update and use it to review modern budget coolers for Athlon 64. But first of all, let's examine the new models ? one cooler from Arctic Cooling, one cooler from Cooler Master, and three models from GlacialTech. Let's also examine several old coolers that didn't make it to our reviews (7 models from Foxconn, Speeze, and Thermaltake). Let's get down to it!