Auras T6C Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
When it comes to a new heatsink from an obscure company, it never
pays to assume anything.
Long ago when
FrostyTech first reviewed a Zalman heatsink, who would have ever thought low-noise heatsinks could have
come so far, so quickly? Good manufacturing and inventive design are the hallmarks of the cooler business, and newcomer
Auras has a lot to prove in a field which is already bursting at the seams with "extreme"
this and "arctic" that.
Auras may have a leg up on
the competition as they set forth introduce their heatsinks through online
retailer, iocombo.com. Copper, a favourite material for it low thermal
resistance, and heatpipes, come together in a rather surprising way.
Sure we've all seen consumer
heatsinks that feature heatpipes for added cooling, or sometimes just added
effect, but what makes the Auras T6C stand out is the way the heatpipes are
CoolEngine - T6C
copper, nickel-plated cast Aluminum, heatpipes
RPM, 12V, 0.4A, blue LEDs
- Fan Dim: 15x70x70mm
- FHS Dimensions: 78x69x83mm
- Made by:
A traditional heatsink with a pair of heatpipes impinged on a
set of fins, copper or aluminum, typically has a base of between 4-6mm thick.
The Auras T6C comes equipped with a copper plate only a fraction of that
The idea as
we can gather, was to provide a firm enough base for the heatsink, but not one
which was so thick as to distribute the heat from the Intel Pentium4 core
too far from the twin 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which
run through the center of the heatsink. Whether this is
an effective strategy, or not, we'll have to wait for the thermal
results a little later in the review to know for