Xtreme Gear HP-1216B Five Heatpipe Copper CPU Cooler ReviewThu, Apr 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM
A Closer Look at the HP-1216B
Out of the box we can start to get a look at the HP-1216B. The HP-1216B is an HDT or Heatpipe Direct Touch cooler with an upright tower design with simple looks and no fancy coatings. The fin sides are bent down, making the sides of the cooler pretty much solid and forcing the air to move in only one way.
The cooler has a symmetrical shape to it, and there are two different fin profiles to give a little bit of style.
Looking closer at the fins we can see that they are dimpled. These dimples create turbulence between the fins and increase the surface area of the fins themselves.
The fan mounts to the cooler by using rubber mounts. These mounts fit into channels in the fins.
Moving down to the base of the cooler there is a heatsink on the top of the base.
The base comes protected with a plastic and has the top retention bracket already installed. The HP-1216B is a 5 pipe direct touch cooler. It will be interesting to see how the CPU is covered and how much of those 5 pipes is really used.