Thermal Integration TI-H748EN
Many of you will remember the Dr. Thermal line of coolers that we reviewed a little over a year ago. They featured an innovative design that was very effective. But it seems that they have gone back to a more conventional design with this cooler. Lets tear it down a little.
The sink of this model is made totally of aluminum. It measures 86mm x 83mm x 49mm and has 21 fins going across. While aluminum does a fair job of dissipating heat, copper does far better. To me, this looked like a cooler from about 3-4 years ago.
As you'll see by the lack of a reflection, the base of the heatsink doesn't have any polish to it. It was, however, reasonably smooth with minimal grooves from the milling process. With a little work, you can get this thing shining, but we'll be testing this cooler just as it came from the factory.
One of the huge selling points of the old Dr. Thermal units was the innovative clipping mechanism. It is a true shame that Thermal Integration has decided to get away from it. While the clip used on this cooler was certainly functional, it lacked the ease of installation feature that made the older models so well liked.
The fan used for the TI-H748EN cooler measures 80mm x 80mm x 25mm and is the only 80mm fan used in our tests. It spins at a slow 2,800RPM, but still puts out an impressive 34-CFM at a low 32dBA of sound output. Another feature of the fan is the introduction of four LED lights that allow it to be seen through a windowed case. Here is a quick shot of what it looks like through a window in the dark.
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