Date: May 1st, 2009
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermolab
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
As I mentioned above, this is a big cooler, measuring 2.6 x 5.2 x 6.3 inches. Five 6mm heatpipes pass through the base and rise up through the aluminum fins, effectively yielding ten ‘pipes. ThermoLab claims that the unusual fin design and arrangement in association with the heatpipe array yields some dramatic improvements over conventional tower coolers.
The efficient heat pipe arrangement maximizes thermal distribution from the heatpipes to the fin array. In turn, the fin design minimizes air flow resistance while maximizing velocity across the array, yielding improved cooling with lower-speed fans. We'll see.
The fit and finish displayed by the Baram is very impressive. Not only does this cooler look good, but there is evidence that suggests the ‘pipes are soldered to the fins and base for maximum cooling performance.
The base finish is equally impressive, displaying a dead flat, mirror-like surface. While this doesn't guarantee great cooling, it sure inspires confidence when a manufacturer goes the extra mile and provides consumers with a well made and attractive product.