Date: January 14th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zerotherm
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Moving to the bottom side, we can see the heatpipe/fin arrangement and the base with its protective plastic film.
The base surface is flat and well finished, promising good heat-transfer and cooling performance. The heatpipes are sandwiched between the base and the mounting fixture and secured with four screws and ample evidence of solder in this area bodes well for high-performance cooling. Fin-to-heatpipe joints also make use of solder and the fin spacing should provide excellent heat dispersion via the 92mm fan.
ZEROtherm includes twelve memory heatsinks, a single NVIO chip heatsink (with pushpins and springs,) and four MOSFET ‘sinks, all with a bright green anodized finish and thermal tape pre-applied.
(NOTE: The non-8800 version of the Hurricane HC92-CU comes with eight memory heatsinks and without the NVIO or MOSFET heatsinks.)
Four knurled screws and nuts allow the Hurricane to be secured without tools and spring-loaded insulators will keep the cooler properly tensioned and short-free. The four adhesive foam disks…
…are for mounting the fan speed controller. The cable is of sufficient length for placement anywhere inside (or outside, for that matter,) the case. ZEROtherm also includes a syringe of their excellent thermal compound. To be consistent, I'll be using AS5 for this review, but I wouldn't hesitate to use the included paste as I've used it in the past and gotten excellent results.
So, that's what you get. The ZEROtherm HC92 Cu 8800 is a cooler specifically designed for the nVidia 8800 series graphics cards that also supports some other cards. It's copper construction and shroud give it a unique look and the ‘three-in-one” design and fan speed controller give the user some options to tweak the cooler to suit their particular application. Let's get it on the card and see how it performs.