AK-965 - initial inspection
Akasa's AK-965 utilises a familiar heatpiped tower design, with a copper base and three heatpipes, along with aluminium fins to spread the absorbed heat around. They're cooled by a single 92mm fan whose speed, as noted in the specifications, changes as the CPU temperature goes up.
Viewing the heatsink from the side makes the three heatpipes clear. They are soldered to the copper baseplate for efficient heat transfer.
The cooler uses the standard LGA775 push-pin mounting, and even though the AK-965 is considerably larger than the retail-boxed Intel heatsink-and-fan unit, the retention mechanism is not obstructed by the heatsink body.