Way Copper Cooler Shoot Out
by terion, 15 July 2001
In a world where
cooler CPUs mean more speed and increased stability, there is no
substitute for a high efficient CPU cooler. Almost all coolers are
made out of Aluminium, which dissipate heat very efficiently but
does not absorb heat at the same rate. Copper on the other hand,
absorbs heat like there's no tomorrow.
The reason that
there are less copper coolers than aluminium is because of the cost.
Coppers cost much more than aluminium which makes it an unpopular
choice until recently. Another reason is that copper is heavy compared
to the lightweight aluminium which makes it dangerous to use on
CPUs. A normal aluminium heat sink might weight in at less than
200g but a copper one would come in more than 300g.
copper coolers are gaining popularity now because of the increasing
heat dissipation of modern CPUs like the Athlons and the Pentium
4s especially at speeds above 1GHz.
Today we compare
3 copper coolers from different manufacturers. The Global WIN CAK38,
the Kanie Hedgehog 238M and the Power Cooler PCH137 are all made
of copper to cool even the hottest CPU.
Contenders : Global WIN CAK38 >>