Date: November 23rd, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: DeepCool
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The retail box has a shiny, chrome-like finish, is quite informative and features a clear window through which the cooler can be seen in detail. Inside the box…
…the fan and cooler are packaged in a plastic clamshell container while a white cardboard box holds the mounting solutions and other accessories. Let's take a closer look at the Ice Matrix 600 and its accessories.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The Ice Matrix 600, I assume, gets its moniker from the fact that it has six-6mm heatpipes and an interesting staggered fin design. (Could this design be what “matrix” refers to?) At any rate there are lots of aluminum fins attached to the copper heatpipes and they are open on the sides of the cooler. The densely packed fins would suggest that high-pressure/high-flow fans would be advantageous here, but we'll see how the Deepcool fan does a bit later. An aluminum fin array is also incorporated into the base design and they reside on the top surface of the copper base that sandwiches the heatpipes.
Deepcool calls the base finish “mirror polished” in their feature list. I wouldn't call it that, although it appears to be dead flat across the base. The features list states that the fins are plated with nickel, so I'll assume that the ‘pipes and base are too. Notice how the ‘pipes exit the base and bend around to enter the fin array. The transitions are very clean, with little distortion and the sintered metal heatpipes should transport heat energy away from the base very efficiently, and are arranged in a line across the width of the fin array to take full advantage of the airflow from the 140mm fan.