Date: September 19th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: APACK
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ZEROTHERM CF900 INTRODUCTION
PC enthusiasts are always on the lookout for better CPU cooling solutions. While many of them want maximum cooling, there are some who put a premium on quiet cooling. For the most part, coolers with the best performance are the worst offenders in the noise department. Many users resort to fan speed controllers to keep the noise down when CPU demands are low, only ramping up fan speed when needed. Wouldn't it be nice to have a cooler that automatically regulated its speed according to demand? This time out, we'll be testing another cooler from a relative newcomer, Apack. Their ZEROtherm CF900 cooler promises to do just that. We've previously reviewed, and been impressed by, the ZEROtherm BTF-90 and BTF-80 coolers from Apack. Let's see how the Apack ZEROtherm CF900 stacks up in this highly competitive market.
ZEROTHERM CORPORATE PROFILE
Apack, a relative newcomer to the consumer retail PC cooling market, is a Korean company and has been in business since 1999 serving the OEM market. Apack is a heatpipe technology based thermal solution innovator, providing customized design and engineering solutions and, ultimately, best-of-breed thermal solutions (i.e. PC cooling, Telecom System Cooling, Heating Roller, and Solar collector) to and for its clients. It has business relationships with several major manufacturers including Intel, Samsung, and LG. Unfortunately, distribution in North America seems to be extremely limited, but I'm sure that Apack won't ignore this huge market much longer.