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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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH
The box looks pretty good. Sturdy enough to protect your investment.
The cooler itself is protected in a plastic clamshell and once removed you get to see your rather neat looking cooler for the first time.
The remaining contents consist of the two mounting brackets and mounting screws. The thermal paste provided contains silver and is rated as follows:
Conductivity - >7.5w/m-k
Thermal Resistance - <0.06 ° c-in2/w
Not bad for bundled thermal compound. Also included are screws to mount an additional 80mm fan if you choose to add one.
The manual is small but well laid out in several languages. I did find the diagrams a bit small and hard to follow however. The installation itself is rather simple to understand even without a manual. Note I said simple to understand, not simple, more about that later.
The Back of the cooler gives you a good look at the circular fin design as well as the fact that there is a fairly large gap between the fins and the outer plastic shell. This really baffled me, air will always take the path of least resistance wherever it can and allowing the air to flow around the fins rather than through them strikes me as a bit daft. You can also see the three heat pipes, I'm sure I don't need to describe how these work now seeing as this technology has been around for quite some time. Still, if you are curious you can do a google search.