Legit Cooling Reviews
Coolink Corator DS Gapless Direct Touch CPU Cooler Review
|Date:||Tue, Mar 16, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
With the Corator DS unpacked we can start giving it a good look. It is a dual radiator cooler with a center mounted 120mm fan preinstalled.
Looking from the side we can see that the Corator DS is not 100% symmetrical. The one fin stack has 30 fins, and the other has 40.
Looking from the top, the fins have the same profile. If you look closely the notches for the fan spring clips are such that you will only be able to mount one fan with spring clips. However, tapping into your inner MacGyver it shouldn’t be too hard to mount up a second fan.
The cooling fins also have dimples on them. The bumps will cause turbulence in the airflow and swirl into the divot above it. The turbulence and resulting swirl increases the fins' ability to dissipate heat.
The center mounted fan blows toward the dense fin stack. The dense fin stack is also the only side that has the vibration reduction strips; no extras are included.
Pulling the fan off we can look down at the top of the base. The cooler comes with the mounting strap pre-installed.
Now for the really unique part of the Corator DS: the base. The GDT or Gapless Direct Touch base is just that. Coolink filled the space between the heatpipes with copper before sanding it down. In doing so they didn't have to sand as much of the heatpipe away to get a large flat. Even though the heatpipe wall may be thicker now as compared to other HDT coolers, I would still be VERY hesitant in lapping any Direct Touch cooler.
Next Page - Installing the Coolink Corator DS
Page 1 - Coolink Corator DS GDT Cooler
Page 2 - External Impressions
Page 3 - Installing the Coolink Corator DS
Page 4 - The Legit Reviews Intel Core i7 Test System
Page 5 - Results
Page 6 - Final Thoughts