Monday, June 27, 2011

EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler Preview

So look what just came in today... the EVGA Superclock CPU cooler!  It's a rebranded Swiftech Polaris - the differences are that red LEDs have been added to the fan and it has been applied with black nickel plating (except for the base).  It's a monster - even larger than the Prolimatech Megahalems which it will be tested against.  It has five direct-touch 8mm copper heat pipes as well as what looks like a standard 55-56 aluminum fins (unknown density).  Here is more info on the cooler.

So it arrived today and I took some photos.  You'll find a link on this blog to the full review soon.  It will be done on of course.  For the review I'll test it against the Prolimatech Megahalems on an Intel Core i5 760 which will be overclocked up to 4.2 GHz.  The thermal paste used will be OCZ Freeze and I'll use the stock fan on the EVGA Superclock Cooler (120mm x 25mm PWM fan - 750 - 2500 RPM, 26-84 CFM, 13.2 - 41.5 DBA, "hydraumatic" bearing.  This will be used on the i5 760 at the stock 2.8 GHz.  For the 4.2 GHz testing, I'll use a Nidec VA450DC with a shroud (5300 RPM/220 CFM/64 DBA, ball bearing, 21 mmH20 static pressure).  Anyway here are those photos.

Check back for the full review and Megahalems comparison...

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