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-- Taking 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 removable.

   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...

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