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Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer Cooler (Page 1)

Using our trusted T.E.C.C. testing methods, we compare Sunbeamtech's Core-Contact Freezer to all prior tested coolers.
By Chris Ramseyer from May 20, 2008 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sunbeamtech

Introduction

I think everyone has a little bit of engineering skill in them, and sometimes when you see a product or feature you can just look at it and say, "That is innovative yet simple; why didn't I think of that?!"

Today we are looking at a product from Sunbeamtech, the parent company of Tuniq, maker of the popular Tuniq CPU coolers. Our sample today is called the Core-Contact Freezer and I think everyone reading this is going to look at the biggest feature of the CCF and wonder why they didn't think of it first. I know I did.

The Core-Contact Freezer features four 8mm heatpipes that contact the CPU's Integrated Heat Surface (IHS) directly. This was accomplished by flattening the round pipe at the contact area with the CPU. The result is eliminating the copper plate between the CPU and heatpipes and in theory removing an extra surface for heat to travel through at a key area. Let's have a look at the product and then see if this simple design turns out to be as effective as the inner engineer in me thinks it will be.

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