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CTS - 2006 :: RASCOM's big heatsink is the daddy of cooling

by Tarinder Sandhu on 11 May 2006, 19:18

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700g of joy


Sometimes you just see something and you're left speechless.

Just take a look at the size of that heatsink, man! Positively dwarfing the heatsink-clad graphics card next to it, the 700g Noctua NH-U12 features 4 sets of heatpipes and is designed to work with a 120mm fan. The big bosses of the parent company, RASCOM, seemed suitably happy with their monstrous cooling. They reckoned that a 120mm fan spinning at just 800RPM would effectively cool any consumer-level CPU on the market.

There's current support for S939, S478, LGA775, and suitable brackets for AM2 will be released next month. If you buy it, and it will be priced at around £45, just make sure it's installed correctly.

Certainly a solid piece of engineering. We'll most likely have one in for review soon.

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you have to wonder what the point is, i thought my slk 55 was big, all thats gonna do is warp your motherboard, youve got what? a good 1 or 2 kgm of torque on it, with your core as the pivot, not something id fancy. and youve got to wonder about the effective transfer area of heatpipes, i know they move it fast, but if youre just butting the fins up to it, rather than terminating them in a nice solid lump of metal thats not a lot of contact area.
Depends if the mobo is mounted vertically or not… but should that lump not be rotated 90deg on socket? I mean I'd prefer the fan blowing through the heatsink and venting out the rear of the case not up into the PSU.. unless they think everyone is relying 100% on their PSU fan extracting ALL heat from their cases.

Looking fwd to a review.. hopefully they will try diff positions (of the heatsink!!!)
certainly is a beast, would love one of those, no noise, cool cooling (by the looks of it) and would be impressive to see in side viewing panel YUM!!