| 360° View - Thermalfly I75DUB
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The Heatsink Fan:
The Thermalfly I75DUB heatsink
is built with a 112mm diameter fan. The 7-bladed
impeller spins at speeds of 900-3600RPM depending on the temperature
of the heatsink itself (it is thermally controlled). Power is supplied by
a standard 3-pin motherboard fan header. There is an 20mm plenum between the
top of the aluminum fins, and the bottom of the fan impeller.
With the fan support structure removed, the
unique design of Thermalfly's I75DUB heatsink is apparent. The aluminum
slug is 33mm around. The aluminum which surrounds the core is
90mm in diameter, though each side is comprised of 3.0mm of aluminum and
~26mm long straight bifurcated cooling fins. Each fin
is 0.8mm thick and spaced 1.0mm apart at the base. The
tips of the bifurcated fin are a scant 0.2mm thick, and spaced 1.0mm apart.
This has to be among the thinnest extruded aluminum we've seen. The
thermistor can be seen taped to the center of the heatsink.
The body of the Thermalfly I75DUB heatsink 41mm tall, and the
heatsink has an overall height of 87mm. The spring tensioned screws attach directly
to a rear mounted metal support plate that is included with
the heatsink. The lower half of the fan is 92mm round, and at the
top 112mm across. Note the two black wires leading to the thermistor.
Heatsink Side B:
The fan support frame locks onto the aluminum portion
of the I75DUB heatsink with a couple slashes cut into the side of the
fins. The fan frame is held in tension, so vibration and rattling isn't a problem. Air
is exhausted outwards from the cooling fins, where it can then be used to cool adjacent board-mounted components. Most
socket 775 Intel motherboards are designed to use this source of airflow, and so VRM and chipset heatsinks are
often entirely passive.
The aluminum base of the Thermalfly I75DUB heatsink is 35mm in diameter where it makes contact with the processors' integrated heatspreader (IHS).
The heatsink ships with a thin grey pad of ShinEtsu thermal interface material
pre-applied. The base is machined perfectly flat, and is very smooth. Surface roughness
is on the order of ~8 microinches, which is considered excellent. The body of
the heatsink is 90mm round.