Date: October 23rd, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Apack
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
With large, heavy copper coolers being all the rage these days, it's unusual to see one with an aluminum base. The GX710 sports an aluminum base with copper fins and a single copper heatpipe. These materials allow the cooler to be lightweight (just over 4.5 ounces). At a height of only 33mm (1.3 inches), the GX710 will be appealing to the SLI folks. If the rated noise level is accurate, this cooler will also appeal to the quiet computing crowd.
Fifty copper fins on relatively wide spacing should allow the unique blower fan to effectively remove the heat from the heatpipe and still provide good air circulation around the ramsinks.
Graphics card compatibility is good, with most modern boards supported.
The plastic clamshell box holds very few components, a testament to the elegantly simple mounting design. We'll see just how easy the GX710 installs a little later.
Clockwise from the top are the cooler itself, the installation guide, a tube of thermal paste, eight green ramsinks, “hexa-screws” with knurled nuts, and the backbrace with its foam pad. The installation guide can be downloaded from the ZEROtherm WEBSITE should you wish to view it.