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Sunbeamtech Core Contact Freezer

Manufacturer: Sunbeamtech
Supplied by: Sunbeamtech
MSRP: TBA

by Jeremy Lawrence (6/08/2008)

 

Introduction

There are a slew of different cooling products on the market today.  You can choose anywhere from sticking with the cooler that ships with your CPU, to a cooling kit that costs hundreds of dollars and pumps water really close to all those expensive electronic gadgets.  I've always been a fan of the air coolers because they're easier to install and do the job well while being cost effective.

Even so, that doesn't narrow down the market.  There are hundreds out there to choose from.  So, how do you know that you're getting the right one?  What do you look for in a good cooler?  Well, I hope to show you today as I take a closer look at the Sunbeamtech Core Contact Freezer.  Thanks from the folks at Sunbeamtech, we have a sample of their Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler on deck today.

Specifications

  • Application: Intel LGA 775; AMD AM2; AMD Socket 754, 939 and 940

  • Dimensions: 125mm x 104mm x 155mm

  • Weight: 590g without fan

  • Cooling: Four high performance copper U-Shaped 8mm heatpipes

  • Fins: Aluminum with Bent-Fin design to help airflow over motherboard and components

  • Airflow: 90.6 CFM (max)

  • Fan Speed: 1000-2000 RPM (+/- 10%)

  • Included Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Grease

What you get

The first thing I noticed about the Sunbeamtech Core Contact Freezer was the packaging.  It was very nicely packaged in a small, but heavy duty box.  This should be a good shipping container that doesn't allow the product to get bounced around or damaged during transit.  Removing everything from the box, I was greeted with a couple of surprises.

First off, the Core Contact Freezer is big.  I'm sporting an NZXT Zero chassis, so I feel like I've probably got plenty of room in there, but at 155mm tall, you may want to double check to ensure you've got available space in your rig.  Next we discovered that included with the cooler is some Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Paste.  This paste is held in high regard as being one of the best on the market, and the tube included was no small tube.  This should last a good long while and was a very pleasant surprise.

Aside from this, the standards are included.  There's a 120mm fan of good construction, a mounting bracket for an Intel LGA775 socket (more on this piece of goodness later), some mounts for the Fan, a PCI Slot Fan Speed Controller, and a single screw.  Cool.


NEXT

Pg 1 - Introduction
Pg 2 - The Cooler
Pg 3 - Installation
Pg 4 - Testing & Conclusion


 


 



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