The Rosewill FORT 120 / RCX-SHDT120X1 CPU Cooler
Pulling the FORT 120 free of its packaging leaves you with a ready to run CPU Cooler fully assembled for AMD use out of the box. The fan also comes applied to the cooler with two wire clips. As you can see, the 120mm fan covers the FORT 120 nicely.
Looking at the profile of the FORT 120, you can see that each fins edge has been bent down and rests on the fin below it. This is a twofold gain for the cooler. Not only does it make the cooler more structurally sound, it also keeps the air flowing all the way through and out the back, not wasting air that would normally escape out the side of the cooler. One last thing to point out and that's the fact that the FORT 120 is grooved to accept an additional fan for a push and pull setup of fans.
I spun the FORT 120 around so that the fifty-three aluminum fins are viewable. There are two separate sections as I alluded to. The bottom thirteen fins use a smaller fin for clearance of motherboard components, while the top section is obviously wider.
Taking a look at the top of the FORT 120, the fin shape is very reminiscent of the Noctua fin design, even down to the holes that pass through all the fins. The holes are of no real use with this cooler either as they give access to absolutely nothing. The fins are thick and strong and are pressed on to the four, u-shaped heatpipes.
As if the four large 8mm copper heatpipes aren't enough to transfer the heat into the fins, the FORT 120 utilizes this pre-cooler that they refer to as "Stonehenge Technology". While this idea has been seen before, it does have a purpose, as most coolers with one test pretty well versus similar coolers without them.
As with most direct touch heatpipe coolers, the bases tend to have slight gaps from the aluminium base to the copper heatpipes and the FORT 120 is no exception. While light did pass through with the razorblade test, the heatpipes were flat and level with each other and that's what really matters in such coolers.
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