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"The NH-U9S heatsink stands 125mm tall and has a square footprint of 95x95mm. Weighing 618grams, the heatsink is built around five 6mm diameter heatpipes which are soldered to the aluminum cooling fins and copper base plate in typical Noctua fashion. "
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Glacialtech Alaska Heatsink Review
Dec 06, 2010 - Frosty No.2555
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

A promising looking tower heatsink, the Glacialtech Alaska CPU cooler sets itself apart with the use of perforated aluminum cooling fins, a pseudo-honeycomb cross sectional fin geometry and six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes tightly packed behind an integral nickel-plated copper heatspreader.

Scythe SCRT-1000 Rasetsu Heatsink Review
Dec 03, 2010 - Frosty No.2554
Category: Computer / SFF PCs

Broad processor support, however, is not what makes the Scythe Rasetsu heatsink stand out.... instead it's a mixture of acute and obtuse isosceles triangular voids cut into the leading and trailing edges of the heatsinks aluminum fins.

Glacialtech Siberia Heatsink Review
Dec 01, 2010 - Frosty No.2553
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The upper fan on the Glacialtech Siberia heatsink measures 140x140mm in size and rotates at 1400-800RPM, the lower 2x92mm fan operates at a fixed speed of 1300RPM. With both fans running at full speed the Siberia heatsink is moderately quiet.

Coolink Corator DS Heatsink Review
Nov 05, 2010 - Frosty No.2548
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The asymmetrical fin stacks of the Corator DS heatsink permit air to more easily enter the heatsink by widening the fin spacing just fore of the vaneaxial fan.

Akasa Venom Heatsink Review
Sep 19, 2010 - Frosty No.2536
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Akasa Venom heatsink stands 160mm tall and weighs just over 800grams. It's built around four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes and raw aluminum cooling fins. The Venom ships with a fancy nuclear yellow fan called the 'S-Flow' that spins at 600-1900RPM, moving around 83CFM according to the manufacturer.

SilenX EFZ-120HA3 Heatsink Review
Sep 18, 2010 - Frosty No.2542
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The SilenX EFZ-120HA3 is kind of an odd heatsink if you think about it. The fin body is narrower than average tower heatsinks but the EFZ-120HA3 doesn't take up any less space.

SilenX EFZ-100HA1 Heatsink Review
Sep 15, 2010 - Frosty No.2543
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In this review Frostytech will be testing out one of the latest hopefuls, the SilenX EFZ-100HA1 heatsink. This low profile cooler is a complex little bundle of heatpipes and fins, and stands only 67mm tall.

Thermolab BARAM 2010 Heatsink Review
Sep 12, 2010 - Frosty No.2544
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Although it doesn't look it, the BARAM 2010 heatsink is slightly different than the original BARAM model. What sets the two BARAM heatsink models apart is - fin density - the number of aluminum fins each heatsink packs into the roughly 105mm vertical space.

DeepCool Gamer Storm Heatsink Review
Sep 08, 2010 - Frosty No.2545
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Deepcool Gamer Storm heatsink is a tower cooler standing over 155mm tall and weighing upwards of 1189 grams. At its heart are no fewer than six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and 48 aluminum fins.

Glacialtech Igloo 5760 PWM Heatsink Review
Sep 06, 2010 - Frosty No.2541
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Standing just 88mm tall, the Glacialtech Igloo 5760 PWM heatsink is relatively compact as modern CPU coolers go. Small through it may be, Glacialtech seem to have engineered it in just the right spots to manage the demanding peak thermal loads of top-end processors like the AMD Phenom II X4.

SilenX EFZ-120HA4 Heatsink Review
Sep 03, 2010 - Frosty No.2540
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The SilenX EFZ-120HA4 heatsink is a full tower cooler, standing 151mm tall and weighing 836 grams. It ships with a single non-PWM 120mm SilenX 'Effizio Series Quiet Fan' mounted to the aluminum fin tower with four rubber vibration absorbing posts.

SilenX EFZ-80HA2 Low Profile Heatsink Review
Sep 01, 2010 - Frosty No.2539
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Tiny heatsinks have their place, but at first glance the SilenX EFZ-80HA2 heatsink really only seems suitable for cooling energy efficient or sub-85W TDP microprocessors...

Thermolab BADA2010 Heatsink Review
Aug 30, 2010 - Frosty No.2538
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Thermolab's BADA2010 heatsink is equipped with one 95mm PWM fan mounted to the heatsinks' raw aluminum fins with permanently attached rubber vibration absorbing posts.

Akasa Venom Nano Heatsink Review
Aug 17, 2010 - Frosty No.2535
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Akasa's Venom Nano heatsink stands 150mm tall, weighs 560 grams and installs onto AMD socket AM2/AM3 and Intel socket 775/1156/1366 processors. Off the cuff though, it seems a little modest for Intel Core i7 use, dito for AMD Black Edition chips.

Glacialtech Igloo 5751 PWM Heatsink Review
Aug 16, 2010 - Frosty No.2534
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The old cool had a matched set of 20mm thick 92mm fans running in balance with respect to airflow, the Igloo 5751 PWM Frostytech is testing today approaches things differently.

DeepCool Ice Warrior Heatsink Review
Jul 28, 2010 - Frosty No.2533
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In this review Frostytech is testing a novel heatsink from Beijing-based DeepCool Industries Co. called the Ice Warrior. Names aside, the Ice Warrior heatsink is a 155mm tall tower heatsink that utilizes six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a fairly hefty copper base plate.

Noctua NH-D14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review
May 27, 2010 - Frosty No.2525
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Weighing in at 1240 grams, the 161mm tall, 140x156mm square Noctua NH-D14 processor heatsink is large no matter how you size it up. This heatsink currently ranks near the top of Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks chart, and since we're comparing it against nearly 280 heatsinks, that should tell you something.

Cryo Tech and New Cooling Technologies You Have Never Seen
May 27, 2010 - Frosty No.2424
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Frostytech departs from the usual pixel fodder for a brief look at some cooling technologies you have never seen before. We touch on some fun tests from the unpublished Frostytech archives and collect all the thermodynamics research we've reported on into one location.

Thermaltake Frio Heatsink Review
May 18, 2010 - Frosty No.2523
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Thermaltake have finally produced an excellent high performance heatsink worthy of FrostyTech's Top 5 Heatsink chart. All it took was two fans, five 8mm diameter heatpipes, a 1kg mass of metal and a little concentrated effort.

Coolermaster Vortex Plus Heatsink Review
May 17, 2010 - Frosty No.2522
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Vortex Plus heatsink stands 83mm tall, in total. A 25mm thick, 92mm PWM fan exhausts downward so waste air impinges on a lower extruded aluminum heatsink that sits atop the processor. It's both a good use of space for additional cooling surface area and an admission by heatsink designers that the aluminum fins above aren't getting the whole job done by themselves.

Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2 Heatsink Review
May 12, 2010 - Frosty No.2521
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Standing 155mm tall, the Thermax Eclipse II heatsink weighs 822 grams and ships with two 120mm fans. Only one fan needs to be installed (default configuration), but if you think two fans are better than one be prepared for a moderately loud outcome. Both 120mm fans are non-PWM, so they rotate at a fixed 2200RPM all the time.

Thermaltake Contac 29 Heatsink Review
May 12, 2010 - Frosty No.2519
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The focus of this Frostytech review is the Thermaltake Contac 29, a new mid-sized tower heatsink from this well known Taiwanese-based manufacturer.

Zaward Vapor 120 Heatsink Review
May 10, 2010 - Frosty No.2518
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The latest trend in thin aluminum fin augmentation has been texturing the surface of the fin, bending small sections of the fin, changing the geometry of the leading/trailing edge, and dimpling the fin. More on this in a moment.

Dynatron Genius G950 Heatsink Review
Apr 19, 2010 - Frosty No.2513
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Dynatron Genius G950 does perform quite well on both thermal and noise-output fronts, particular with respect to Frostytech's 85W synthetic thermal tests.

Gelid Tranquillo Heatsink Review
Apr 12, 2010 - Frosty No.2512
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

The Tranquillo is the second heatsink from Gelid Solutions, a Hong Kong based company born to a great extent from the ashes of the once mighty, now headphone hawking Arctic Cooling. Gelid has been continuing on in the silent cooling vein, with encouraging results.

Zalman CNPS10X Performa Heatsink Review
Mar 06, 2010 - Frosty No.2498
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Zalman's CNPS10X Performa is standard in most other respects. It's equipped with a 120mm PWM fan that ranges in speed from 900RPM to 1350RPM with the RC24P PWM-resistor attached, 2000RPM under full power.

Scythe Grand Kama Cross SCKC-2000 Heatsink Review
Mar 05, 2010 - Frosty No.2501
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

In this review Frostytech is testing Scythe's Grand Kama Cross heatsink, the supped-up successor to the Kama Cross. This time around Scythe have sized it up by selecting a 140mm PWM fan.

Thermaltake SpinQ VT Heatsink Review
Mar 02, 2010 - Frosty No.2502
Category: Cooling / Heatsinks

Thermaltake's SpinQ VT heatsink is undeniably unique, it's sculptural and nothing about its helical fin arrangement is unnecessarily complex. The SpinQ VT heatsink stands 162mm tall and is made from nickel plated aluminum fins soldered over six copper heatpipes, which are really three heatpipes doubled over into a U-shape.

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