Since 1998 Spire has been manufacturing and providing cooling solutions for computer manufacturers worldwide. Initially they specialized in OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and ODM (original design manufacturer) products, though as of late they have branched off into the enthusiast segment of the computer market. Spire has designed and produced products ranging from cases to power supplies and aftermarket cooling products.
Today we’re going to be looking at the Spire Coolgate 2011 CPU cooler. This cooler is currently priced at just $34.29 or £21.86. The Coolgate 2011 is designed to be lightweight, compact, quiet, and most of all affordable. With four 6mm, U-shaped, copper heat-pipes it’s not designed to be the greatest aftermarket cooler on the market. More so to replace the loud, inefficient cooling solutions that ship with Intel and AMD’s current CPU offerings.
The Coolgate 2011 comes bundled with a sleeve bearing 120mm fan which has a rated speed of 800-1600 RPM and is capable of pumping out 71 CFM at 19 dBA. The included fan has a 4-pin PWM (pulse width modulation) connector. There are no LEDs on the included fan, but it is sleeved nicely so there aren’t any stray wires hanging around once the CPU cooler is installed.
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