Friday, March 11, 2011

Swiftech Returns to Air-Cooling with Polaris 120 CPU Cooler

Swiftech is making a comeback to making CPU air-coolers. The company currently specializes in water-cooling components such as CPU/GPU water blocks, radiators, etc. Swiftech's latest air-cooler is called Polaris 120, and is a tower-type heatsink. It makes use of five 8 mm thick copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the CPU, to feed heat to a dense aluminum fin array.

The aluminum fins have grooves at their edges to improve heat dissipation. As the name suggests, it uses a 120 mm fan to ventilate the heatsink. The fan spins at speeds of 750~1500 rpm, with rated noise output of 13.2 ~ 41.5 dBA. Measuring 135 (W) x 91 (D) x 152 (H) mm, it weights 849 g. Slated for next week, it is expected to be priced at $60.

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