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Date: October 16th, 2009
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Kingwin
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KINGWIN XT-1264 INTRODUCTION



Not very many years ago, CPU cooler designers were limited by the options available to them. When the heatpipe became a viable and affordable addition to the design toolbox, an explosion of innovative and very creative coolers began to appear. Not surprisingly, some general designs were more successful than others and general trends developed as manufacturers responded to the market. Nowadays, a tower cooler with four or more copper heatpipes and aluminum fins coupled with a 120mm (or larger) fan seems to be in every manufacturers arsenal.


Kingwin has been in the game for a long time and they've sent along their XT-1264 CPU cooler for evaluation. It looks intriguing and I'm interested to see how it stacks up against some very good competition. Please follow along as we examine this offering and put it through its paces.

 

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.

 

KINGWIN CORPORATE PROFILE



A computer is no longer only found in an office or large corporation. The personal computer (PC) has evolved into something much larger, and taken on a more distinct personality. It has also taken on the image of a personal accessory that we can see, use; and touch as part of our everyday lives, both in and out of the home. The PC in fact has become and taken on its own personality, as individual, and as the person using it. As the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) market grows, the evolution of the PC is only limited by the imagination of the user. The DIY market now offers a multitude of accessories and customizable options, combining both the personality of the PC and the User into one.


Kingwin was founded in 1992 with a mission to produce quality accessories, solutions, and options for its customers. Its main categories include: external/internal storage solutions, power supplies and thermal solutions. As one of the top producers of high quality, DIY computer accessories, Kingwin is poised to lead today's market. Kingwin works in conjunction with both impressive PC functionality and user individuality. Kingwin enclosures and mobile rack solutions also continue to be the first choice among consumers world wide. Just as impressive are the high performance Kingwin power supplies which are now certified by Nvidia SLI, 80Plus and have received recognition & awards worldwide. The most recent "Mach 1 Modular Series" continues to sweep the gaming market by storm. In addition to the retailer channel, Kingwin has also gained great success among distributors, OEM customers, system integrators, and VARs.


With over 15 years of experience in the computer components market, Kingwin is dedicated to producing innovative products and provide unparalleled customer service. As we look to the future, we will continue to innovate, advance and stand behind our products 100%.

 

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