Date: September 21st, 2007
Article by: Karl Van der Walt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antazone
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ANTAZONE CORPORATE PROFILE
Who we are?
A group of innovators full of scientific and technological art of enthusiasm. Creating the latest products to cool your Computer stuffs!
We know what you want!
Make your Computer become Unique!
The best partner of your Cool stuffs!
Note: this comes directly from the Antazone website. Obviously it did not translate too well.
It has become so hard to choose a good aftermarket cooler for your CPU these days. With so many good brands offering such a broad spectrum of products one can quickly get a headache deciding what to buy. So, what do you do when you aren't sure what to buy? Well, you look for reviews, be it customer reviews at your favorite E-Store or on sites like this one. In this review we are going to be looking at a relative newcomer to the aftermarket-cooling arena, Antazone's AS-CU1000. Although it bares a visual resemblance to some of Zalman's offerings the similarities end there. With such a competitive market Antazone needed something special to get a foot in the door. Read on to find out how they did.
SMALL HEATPIPE TECHNOLOGY TUTORIAL
I am going to keep this as simple as possible to get the basic premise across to all of the Tweaknews readers. Please don't be insulted if this is too simple for your education level. I have to cater my writing to the least technical reader looking for information.
The basic idea behind heatpipe technology is really simple.
1.) With a tube containing a compressed fluid/gas, the fluid comes in contact with the heat source (the cpu core, in this case) which heats up the volatile fluid and turns it to a gas. The energy is absorbed in the gas production process and is ready for transportation.
2.) The heated gas now travels along the inner portion of the tube where it comes to the cooling portion of the heatsink in this example.
3.) The radiator, with or without a fan, will cool the liquid and transfer the energy (AKA heat) to the radiator to be dispersed to the surrounding air. With the heat removed, the vapor quickly condenses back to a fluid and runs along the inside surface of the pipe back down to the bottom where the process can be started all over again.
For another example, you can consider a boiling pot of water with a glass lid as a very very basic heatpipe. When the water boils, the water vapor comes in contact with the cooler glass pot lid which forces the vapor to condense back to water where is dribbles back down the inside of the lid back into the pot.
It's basic, but it gets the point across.