Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer Author: Gh0sTly -- Posted: 2008-10-31
Today, I am proud to be reviewing the largest heatsink from Sunbeamtech, the Core-Contact Freezer.
This CPU cooler has some very interesting features, as well as versitility. Its both a Intel Sockett 775 and AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+ cooler. It has 4 heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU face and the heatpipes run all the way to the top of the heat exchanger. It also has a 120mm fan, and a fan speed controller. The fan is actualy not that loud at max, and when set at anything other than max, its almost non existant.
The package contains all the hardware needed to install the Core-Contact Freezer on either types of processor(AMD or Intel) and also comes with a tube of Tuniq TX-2 thermal compound for the Core-Contact Freezer install.
In this review, I will be testing this Core-Contact Freezer with a ASUS P5K-SE motherboard, and a Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz processor with Windows XP 64-bit Edition. I will compare its temperatures with the temperatures of the stock cooler. I will use CoreDamage( freely available at http://damage.vigilantesoftware.com/ ) to get the highest temperatures out of the CPU. I set CoreDamage to "Normal Priority" so we could get the max heat out of the CPU, and ran the test for 10 minutes.
First off, we have the stock Intel CPU cooler, now this does a decent job for non gamers, and even for some gamers that don\'t do any overclocking.
Here are the results of the burn-in on the stock cooler.
As we can see, this CPU cooler really does work incredibly well, compared to the stock cooler. Even at Idle, its 6 degrees cooler. The Load temperatures are really amazing. The CPU cooler is a whole 11 degrees cooler and the average core temperatures were stageringly different. The numbers prove that this cooler really does its job.
I do want to warn everyone that this heatsink is incredibly large and tall. It measures at 125mm(L) x 104mm(W) x 155mm(H). In the test rig, I could not put the side panel on in fear of it pushing down on the test motherboard.
The Core-Contac Freezer also is very wide, and I had to install the fan facing my PSU due to the northbridge heatsink being in the way of the cooler. This would not matter to some because they have cases that the PSU is in the bottom, and could easily have an exaust port in the top of the case for this cooler.
Overall, this is a really good cooler, albeit abit large. I think the heatpipes directly in contact with the CPU face really helps it transfer the heat better.
I would like to take this chance to thank Sunbeamtech for letting me review the Core-Contact Freezer, and I look forward to reviewing more of there products in the future.