Date: April 9th, 2010
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Coolink
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COOLINK CORATOR DS COOLER INFORMATION
One company after the other, a new high end cooler comes into the game. We have seen the likes from Zalman, Thermalright, Noctua, and more. Now we have another company releasing what seems to be a great top end product called the Corator DS. The Coolink Corator DS is new in the sense that it also features a new type of cooling method. The feature Coolink calls its Gapless Direct Touch (GDT) technology is a new concept and allows for an all copper contact area. The design itself has dual fin stacks, four 8mm heatpipes and a 120mm PMW fan.
For US$59.90, what can we expect from this cooler? Let's find out.
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 it dribbles back down the inside of the lid back into the pot.
It's basic, but it gets the point across.
Kolink International Corporation is a cooling specialist established in 1996 and well known among industry insiders. Throughout the years, Kolink designed and manufactured many top-performing heat-sinks under various brand names that succeeded in international markets. An experienced R&D team and ultra-modern production plants in Taiwan ensure continuous progress, efficient manufacturing conditions and strict quality standards.