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Date: January 27th, 2010
Article by: Damian Plasencia (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES




The V1AX is designed to utilize system air flow. It's feature “Intelligent CPU & System Thermal Management” best describes how its dual-V heatpipe architecture works to manage air intake and air exhaust.

 

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.

 

PRODUCT COMPOSITION



The Thermaltake V1 AX cooler comes shipped with standard packaging that shows off the cooler's highlights, features, and specifications. Let's see what else comes included with the cooler.



Along with the V1 AX you get a bundle of hardware and accessories needed to install the cooler. The cooler is compatible with all the latest AMD and Intel platforms. Thermaltake also threw in generic thermal compound, screws, and documentation including warranty and an installation manual.

 

 


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