Legit Cooling Reviews
Coolink Corator DS Gapless Direct Touch CPU Cooler Review
|Date:||Tue, Mar 16, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
The Corator DS from Coolink is a nice, well built cooler. The new Gapless Direct Touch system seems to work better than the other traditional Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) coolers. I would still stay clear of trying to lap one of these coolers. Others have tried and killed the cooler. It's just too hard to tell how much wall thickness is left on the heatpipes.
The Corator DS does have a downside: its size. It has a wide foot print and RAM clearance will be an issue for most, if not all. It also weighs a fair bit. At 1,040g it is hefty -- not as hefty as the NH-D14, but it's close. The NH-D14 single fan configuration weighs in at 1,070g. I would have also liked for the Corator DS to have the ability to mount 2 fans. It is possible to mount a second fan on the Corator DS in its current form, but you will have to tap into your inner MacGyver to do it.
Coolink says that the Corator is available now, but I was having some difficulty finding it online at any of my normal etailer haunts. It does carry an MSRP of $59.90 US and performs better than other similarly priced in our charts like the Cooler Master V8 and the Zalman CNPS 10X eXtreme.
Legit Bottom Line: The new Gapless Direct Touch (GDT) design is a nice step up from the old HDT designs we have tested before; it shows promise.
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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