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  Forum Index - Reviews - Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer
Supplier: Sunbeamtech
Price: $34.99Reviewed: Oct 31, 2008

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Gh0sTly
Dayton Metro PC Owner

Joined: Jul 24, 2007
Posts: 1235
Post Subject: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008

Today, I am proud to be reviewing the largest heatsink from Sunbeamtech, the Core-Contact Freezer.



This CPU cooler has some very interesting features, as well as versitility. Its both a Intel Sockett 775 and AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+ cooler. It has 4 heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU face and the heatpipes run all the way to the top of the heat exchanger. It also has a 120mm fan, and a fan speed controller. The fan is actualy not that loud at max, and when set at anything other than max, its almost non existant.






The package contains all the hardware needed to install the Core-Contact Freezer on either types of processor(AMD or Intel) and also comes with a tube of Tuniq TX-2 thermal compound for the Core-Contact Freezer install.






In this review, I will be testing this Core-Contact Freezer with a ASUS P5K-SE motherboard, and a Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz processor with Windows XP 64-bit Edition. I will compare its temperatures with the temperatures of the stock cooler. I will use CoreDamage( freely available at http://damage.vigilantesoftware.com/ ) to get the highest temperatures out of the CPU. I set CoreDamage to "Normal Priority" so we could get the max heat out of the CPU, and ran the test for 10 minutes.

First off, we have the stock Intel CPU cooler, now this does a decent job for non gamers, and even for some gamers that don\'t do any overclocking.
Here are the results of the burn-in on the stock cooler.

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 on Stock Cooler at Idle:

CPU(Idle): 27c
Core 1: 40c
Core 2: 40c
Core 3: 36c
Core 4: 37c



Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 on Stock Cooler at Load:

CPU(Load): 52c
Core 1: 68c
Core 2: 69c
Core 3: 66c
Core 4: 66c



Secondly, we have the Core-Contact Freezer CPU cooler, with the Fan set on Max for maximum cooling.
Here are the results of the burn-in on the Core-Contact Freezer.

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 on Core-Contact Freezer at Idle:

CPU(Idle): 21c
Core 1: 35c
Core 2: 35c
Core 3: 31c
Core 4: 33c



Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 on Core-Contact Freezer at Load:

CPU(Load): 41c
Core 1: 56c
Core 2: 57c
Core 3: 55c
Core 4: 55c



As we can see, this CPU cooler really does work incredibly well, compared to the stock cooler. Even at Idle, its 6 degrees cooler. The Load temperatures are really amazing. The CPU cooler is a whole 11 degrees cooler and the average core temperatures were stageringly different. The numbers prove that this cooler really does its job.

I do want to warn everyone that this heatsink is incredibly large and tall. It measures at 125mm(L) x 104mm(W) x 155mm(H). In the test rig, I could not put the side panel on in fear of it pushing down on the test motherboard.



The Core-Contac Freezer also is very wide, and I had to install the fan facing my PSU due to the northbridge heatsink being in the way of the cooler. This would not matter to some because they have cases that the PSU is in the bottom, and could easily have an exaust port in the top of the case for this cooler.

Overall, this is a really good cooler, albeit abit large. I think the heatpipes directly in contact with the CPU face really helps it transfer the heat better.

I would like to take this chance to thank Sunbeamtech for letting me review the Core-Contact Freezer, and I look forward to reviewing more of there products in the future.



If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask!



FreshWater
Core2 Quad Extreme QX96500-ES @ 3Ghz, 4gb Patriot DDR2-1066Mhz RAM, 4gb Intel Turbo Memory, 3x 500GB WD Blue drives, Samsung DVD-RW, GTX 560ti-1gb Gfx card.
Future Mods: none for Freshwater. Next build will be all new.
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faceless105
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Joined: Jun 30, 2006
Posts: 4542
Post Subject: subject
Posted on: Nov 2, 2008


that thing is crazy with how big it is. How'd the docking clips work? I've seen one similiar to that and I didn't have too good of a feeling about how well they would hold since it seemed like I was able to detach them a little too easy.


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Gh0sTly
Dayton Metro PC Owner

Joined: Jul 24, 2007
Posts: 1235
Post Subject: subject
Posted on: Nov 2, 2008


The Intel 775 mounting clip worked very well. It sets down in the motherboard holes and clips in place, then you stick a pin into each hole, and that locks it into place. from there, its like attaching a normal AMD heatsink, you clip it to the mounting clip and its attached. It worked very well, and I didn't have any issues with it trying to come loose. I actualy had a hard time removing it after the testing was done.


FreshWater
Core2 Quad Extreme QX96500-ES @ 3Ghz, 4gb Patriot DDR2-1066Mhz RAM, 4gb Intel Turbo Memory, 3x 500GB WD Blue drives, Samsung DVD-RW, GTX 560ti-1gb Gfx card.
Future Mods: none for Freshwater. Next build will be all new.
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