One of the best features on the MaxOrb EX is the user adjustable fan speed system. Many companies send along the same type of device but make it with a long wire so it can mount to the back of the case in a PCI slot cover. The wire is difficult to hide and usually longer than a full tower case is tall, making concealment impossible. For the MaxOrb the adjustment is right on the cooler and users can fine tune and forget.
As stated before, the main difference between the two MaxOrb coolers is the outside copper fins. Here we have a good look at the fins and their height. The fins are very thin but not as thin as those used on the Nexus coolers.
Along the outside we see the six large heatpipes that pull heat from the base and move it to the fin area. You can also see the inner fins in this picture.
The mounting mechanism on the MaxOrb is unique and allows the same hardware to be used for both AMD and Intel setups. The only difference is if the bracket will use screws or pins to hold it to the motherboard.
Blue LEDs light up the fan when active, but the real thing to look at here is the inner fins that are made of aluminium just like the first MaxOrb. We will have to see if changing the outer set alone will give the EX better cooling performance.
The base of the cooler wasn't exactly a mirror finish, but it was close. There were a couple of odd machine marks on the bottom, but I have seen worse.
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- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Cooler]
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