Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅08-09-09
Closer Look

The copper heat pipes protrude at the top

The distribution of the heat pipes isn't for mere aesthetic reasons, they help create a larger surface area on the plates onto to which the heat can be transferred. The annotations shown previously demonstrate how Thermolab aims to achieve higher heat dissipation.

The fins are arranged in such a way as to maximise air flow

Again, Thermolab breaks away from the conventional tightly and evenly spaced fins to increase airflow. By making the fin spacing closer towards the middle where the fan generates the greatest airflow, it means that the heatsink can make do with larger spaced fins at the top and bottom where turbulence might have otherwise been created.

The holes are where the mounting "smart clips" are attached

The base of the heat sink has a flat mirror finish for maximum surface contact with the processor once installed. The heat pipes are very close to the base to enable more effective heat transfer.

The heat pipes have large diameters for efficient heat transfer

The 5 heat pipes bend in various directions to create the pattern found at the top. Somehow Thermolab managed to cram those 5 thick heat pipes in the base, ensuring they make the most out of the space available.

Installed nicely and securely

Once installed, it does dominate the inside of the computer as one of the largest component. Thankfully though, it does not get in the way of the RAM or the other components. The Thermolab Baram will be tested with 2 Noctua fans attached.

Note: Photos courtesy of Dave Mitchelson

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