The last time I reviewed a CPU cooler, I was amazed at the ZEROtherm ZEN FZ120. It was the best cooler I tested on the Q6600 and it offered excellent performance, really easy installation and it wasn’t noisy. Today we look at the new breed of CPU cooler design in the Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer and see if it can trump the Core-Contact Freezer.
Today marks our first look at this type of heatpipe design. The Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer at first glance looks conventional and it is to an extent but the one key difference is the base. Most if not all heatpipe heatsinks have the heatpipe sandwiched in copper or aluminum which makes contact with the processor. This one is different. The heatpipe is directly exposed to the processor and this idea by Sunbeam hopes to bring efficiency to another level and we’ll see if it works because it does in theory seem like a much more efficient design because the heatpipe is being utilized to its fullest making direct contact with the CPU. Read on to see if this indeed makes a difference.