|360° View - Coolage Freezer
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The Heatsink Fan:
The Coolage Freezer Orb heatsink uses a
95x95x25mm PWM fan that spins at 1000-2800RPM. There is no wire fan grill to
protect the impeller from errant wires inside the computer case. The fan draws
power from a standard 4-pin PWM motherboard fan header, and is backwards compatible with
With the fan removed the different parts of the Coolage
Freezer Orb heatsink are clearly visible. It's four 6mm diameter heatpipes overlap
the base of the cooler completely so as much heat as possible is absorbed
at the source. The heatpipes fan out to transfer the heat to
different areas of the 0.3mm thin aluminum fins. Each fin is spaced 1.3mm
from the next. The copper heatpipes are soldered directly to the copper base
plate, and the aluminum fins are swaged over the heat pipes.
The body of the Coolage Freezer Orb heatsink stands
42mm tall, and the heatsink has an overall height of 71mm. The copper base is ~3.5mm thick.
The four heatpipes are soldered to the heatpipes for optimal thermal transmission.
Heatsink Side B:
The Coolage Freezer Orb has some decorative
stamps on the two outer aluminum fins. Note the spring tensioned mounting
screws. Each leg has a collar so the heatsink cannot be installed too
tightly over the CPU. Spring tensioned systems are great because they
ensure even load forces on the CPU. Between the aluminum fins and
heatpipes is a nickel plated aluminum pad that conducts some heat up from
the CPU directly.
Heatsink Side C:
From the side we can see
that the Coolage Freezer Orb heatsink is built up from about 50 aluminum fins of 109x40mm in size. The four heatpipes reach out
from the base where they are closely located, and spread out through the body of the cooling fins to evenly
distribute the heat.
The copper base of the Coolage Freezer Orb heatsink measures 37 x 37mm in size. The copper plate is slightly convex in both axis, likely due to the sanding that was used to finish the surface. Surface
roughness is on the order of ~63 microinches, which is considered satisfactory.
The four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes are soldered to the lower copper
base, and an upper nickel plated aluminum pad that fits in between
the heatpipes and aluminum fins.