that Oh So Close Look
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We dig a little deeper in this second page. We
took out our ThermoEngine and flipped it around to check out all the
hype about this cooler. Some general information before we
begin, this cooler measures in at 63 x 63 x 58mm (includes
fan) and weighs a good 258.6g (includes clip and fan). Not at
all that heavy for any motherboard to support.
Taking a look at the bottom of the cooler shows the
thermal pad that ThermoSonic has included for us. It is made
of a phase change material, rather soft and from what I see, easily
The clip is formed in a nice curved
shape, unlike some clips that have all these sharp edges, this is
sure a nice break for my thumb. I probably would have liked it
even more if they wrapped that in plastic. Maybe next time.
We took apart the cooler and checked
out how the clip and fan sat on top of the cooler. Someone has
finally took the time out to develop a different type of clip!
This one actually does not swing freely between the fins of the
cooler. The clip has a larger flat middle piece that sits on
top of the cooler right below where the fan is. This provides
a very solid and even base to push on, which prevents any of these
clips flying off back at you when you miss the motherboard clips.
The fan sits on top of this plastic
housing, which I think does not channel any kind of air into the
heatsink itself, but rather just provides a nice base with holes so
the fan can be screwed in. With a max of 5500 RPMs and about
32 CFMs, this fan can cause quite a stir. The difference
between the v60-4225 and the v60-4210 is the rated speed of that
fan. This version's fan is rated at double the speed!
Hopefully this can create some good airflow for us.
As you can see from the bare heatsink,
it features a solid middle pillar. The whole heatsink is made
of an aluminum alloy, but a lot of it is situated in the middle with
the fins protruding from it. This design also creates a new
approach to positioning the heatsink directly onto the slug of your
CPU with maximum contact.
After ripping off the plastic
protective sheet from the thermal pad, we are set to do some testing
with this sample. Does it cool enough? Let's find out...
and Thoughts >
ThermoEnging V60-4225 Cooler