CeBIT Hannover 2007 (Part 3)

Cooler Master's New CPU Coolers

Cooler Master's New CPU Coolers

 The 5.25-inch expansion bays have a new button mechanism to lock/release any drive installed. For 3.5-inch hard drives, there are six individual detachable enclosures equipped with thermal pads. This design however requires careful cable routing and to hook it up or disconnect the connections, you would require accessing the other side of the case - not exactly convenient though.

 Most of the new coolers were successors of their predecessors, such as this Mars 2 CPU cooler. The original Mars was an all-passive cooler, but the Mars 2 incorporates a small 60mm fan within its huge heat sink structure. Contains quad heat pipes, copper base and copper radiating fins. An external fan speed controller is provided. The whole cooler unit alone weighs a staggering 684.5 grams.

 This is the all-new fan speed controller accompanying some of the new coolers introduced at the show. The slider on the bar unit is the controller.

 The brand new Vortex 752 cooler is compatible with both Intel and AMD platforms. This has a low profile of only 25mm and it consists of dual heat pipes, a copper base and a 92mm fan unit. Operational audio level is rated at 18db operation at a fan speed of 2,200rpm.

 The Hyper TX lineup gets revised as well and is now available in version 2 and 3. Shown here is the Hyper TX 3. It has finally received a universal CPU mounting design via the supplied clips to cater to both Intel and AMD. The distinctive sloping exhaust shroud is still present to cool the surrounding board components, but this current iteration looks and feels better than than the first variant (which we've featured before). Copper base, aluminum fins and triple heat pipes together with a 92mm fan rated at 18db operation chalked up its specs list.

 Another variation of the famous water-cooling lineup, Aquagate, was also shown here. This is the Aquagate S1. Its copper water block has a universal mounting design and is compatible with the best of processors today like the Core 2 Duo/Quad and Athlon 64 X2/FX series. Water block handles up to 200 liters per hour and the aluminum radiator unit has a 120mm cooling fan and manual fan speed control.

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