Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Evercool Transformer 3, as its name suggests, is a tower cooler that surrounds three heat-pipes that are 6mm in diameter of copper. Using an aluminum base, Evercool uses a solution that allows the heat-pipes to make contact with the CPU. As the copper pipes bend out of the base, they soon run into a set of fifty-four aluminum fins and terminate just proud of the top fin and receive caps to cover the actual pipe tips. These pipes, as they come from the base also make a chevron that will not only get air more directly to each pipe, it will also act to direct the air through the cooler. This universal cooler that goes on any AMD since Socket A and any Intel since socket LGA775 is 630 grams and 161mm tall, meaning it should go almost anywhere.
While the heat is drawn into the fins, it is left to the included fan to remove the heat from the cooler and keep what are hopefully reasonable temperatures. Included with the Transformer 3 is a EC12025H12EP 120mm fan that has sickle style blades and both the frame and the blades get chrome treatment. While the 2200 RPM maximum speed and the use of the Ever Lubricate bearing are given information, I had to dig a bit deeper to find the near 80 CFM and 2.79mmH2O static pressure values from their site. Either way, we will see soon enough how well this 4-pin PWM powered fan does once we get to the testing phase of this review.
Looking around through the usual channels, I found that the Transformer 3 is available at eight locations for US buyers. As I mentioned in the introduction, Evercool has always delivered products at great prices and this is no exception. The Transformer 3 can be had for $27.99 via Newegg.com - that's right less than $30. Now, there is the $7 worth of shipping to consider, but we are still well below the $60 mark I just addressed in the last review. So considering the Transformer 3 is only going to put a $35 dent in your wallet, it still needs to be able to handle its job as a cooler first. So let's get to the images and get the testing underway so we can see just what this $35 investment will get you.