|-- Taking a Closer Look
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When the unit arrived, the packaging wasn't that
much different than any other. Basic fan wrapped in plastic
covering with a packet of heatsink. Ripped apart the packaging
and noticed this sheet on the bottom of the base:
Thought to myself, cool, they're trying
to prevent the copper base from losing its shine. The paper is
treated to help prevent corrosion.
Guess that paper is really needed,
because the base has an incredible shine! Not too many blemishes
as compared to some other units we've seen.
As many of you know, a good clip is
always a plus in our books. This unit has the basic small
notched clip that a thumb on a finger can never fully push in
correctly. So a small flat screwdriver should be used to get it
down onto your motherboard clips. Not a huge problem, but we
prefer using our hands to eliminate any types of mishaps the
screwdriver may cause.
The unit comes with a black labeled Delta
fan and a fan guard. Kind of surprised to see they used this
6800rpm fan instead of their house label Top Motor fans. Maybe
they haven't produced a fan as fast as this one yet. Anyway, you
know how these fans are to your ears so that's something to think
Here are a few shots of the 60 fins on
the unit. They are situated very close to each other, covered by
a metal shroud. One side of the copper is a little bit rougher
than the other, guess that's just the way they were produced.
The 'slicing' may have been the cause of it.