Cool Age Debuts Two New 6-Pipe Heatsinks

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I like their products, but I don't get it. This configuration has been widely used the past few years and Cool Age was not the first to implement it. Potential patent troll?
 

Pei-chen

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Anything over the $20 Cooler Master Hyper 212 is overkill. You'll be spending 2x-3x times the money to get a slight performance increase.
 

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[citation][nom]zorky9[/nom]I like their products, but I don't get it. This configuration has been widely used the past few years and Cool Age was not the first to implement it. Potential patent troll?[/citation]
It is the 6 heatpipes they are patenting. Most heatsink use 2 to 4.
 

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I'm skeptical about this "Wind Tunnel" technology. Is it just a marketing gimmick, or does it really improve cooling? Guess we'll have to wait on some benchmarks!

Either way, i'll stick with my TRUE.
 
If I would to ever buy this I dread cleaning it, sure it will out perform most coolers out there but I typically use my rig up to 12-15 hours a day so dust builds up very quickly making monthly cleaning essential. The folds to the many fins make it difficult to properly maintain a clean surface for optimal performance which can be negated in a hot and humid climate. Compressed air does a good job getting rid of the fluff but not the fine film.
 

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[citation][nom]pei-chen[/nom]It is the 6 heatpipes they are patenting. Most heatsink use 2 to 4.[/citation]
I know our patent system is all crazy and messed up, but can you really patent a number? That's basically what you're saying they're doing.
 

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[citation][nom]pei-chen[/nom]It is the 6 heatpipes they are patenting. Most heatsink use 2 to 4.[/citation]

I'm going to patent 5 and seven then ;-)
 

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[citation][nom]gm0n3y[/nom]5lbs of copper, ouch. I hope people that use that keep their motherboard flat, or at least build some supporting arm or something into their case. I thought my old Zalman 7700cu was heavy.[/citation]
Sorry, should have said 4.2 lbs
 

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Another thing you should look out for is coolers that have too small of holes that dust will get trapped in. Dust is not a good conductor of heat and prevents proper air flow. One of the first Zelman coolers I got was great at handling dust as it spreads out wide enough between the fins that dust does not start to cake to them.
 
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