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Cool Age Debuts Two New 6-Pipe Heatsinks

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The Z120 Aero and Z120 Wing will cost $55 and $50 when they hit the market.

Tucked away in a small booth at COMPUTEX 2010 was Cool Age Cooling Systems, a South Korean cooling solution manufacturer with two new products up its figurative sleeve.

Both the Z120 Aero and Z120 Wing are mostly similar. They are both heatsink assemblies featuring six heatpipes. The configuration—while not new—is currently the subject of a patent application, according to company reps. More pipes make for a denser construction, but there were still some thin aluminum inserts between each pipe.

That's where the similarities end. The Z120 Aero features the same "Wind tunnel" technology of Cool Age's X120TF, which was tested by Tom's Hardware Germany (Google Translate link) last year. The aluminum plates of the Aero feature hexagonal ribbing, which is supposed to provide more contact with the air for better heat conduction.

Compared to the Aero, the Wing uses the typical flat plate configuration most enthusiasts are familiar with. Cool Age reps promised to get back to us with specific availability info, but at least they were able to provide estimated market prices of $55 for the Aero, and $50 for the Wing.

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    zorky9 , June 3, 2010 5:05 PM
    I like their products, but I don't get it. This configuration has been widely used the past few years and Cool Age was not the first to implement it. Potential patent troll?
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    pbrigido , June 3, 2010 5:02 PM
    I wish they would make an all copper version.
  • 13 Hide
    zorky9 , June 3, 2010 5:05 PM
    I like their products, but I don't get it. This configuration has been widely used the past few years and Cool Age was not the first to implement it. Potential patent troll?
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    Pei-chen , June 3, 2010 5:06 PM
    Anything over the $20 Cooler Master Hyper 212 is overkill. You'll be spending 2x-3x times the money to get a slight performance increase.
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    Pei-chen , June 3, 2010 5:08 PM
    zorky9I like their products, but I don't get it. This configuration has been widely used the past few years and Cool Age was not the first to implement it. Potential patent troll?

    It is the 6 heatpipes they are patenting. Most heatsink use 2 to 4.
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    brett1042002 , June 3, 2010 5:09 PM
    I'm skeptical about this "Wind Tunnel" technology. Is it just a marketing gimmick, or does it really improve cooling? Guess we'll have to wait on some benchmarks!

    Either way, i'll stick with my TRUE.
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    nforce4max , June 3, 2010 5:23 PM
    If I would to ever buy this I dread cleaning it, sure it will out perform most coolers out there but I typically use my rig up to 12-15 hours a day so dust builds up very quickly making monthly cleaning essential. The folds to the many fins make it difficult to properly maintain a clean surface for optimal performance which can be negated in a hot and humid climate. Compressed air does a good job getting rid of the fluff but not the fine film.
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    vartok , June 3, 2010 5:23 PM
    meh... ill stick with my Scythe Mugen 2 w/ 110cfm fan on it ^.^
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    sliem , June 3, 2010 5:24 PM
    Too expensive, $20 is max for me (not liquid).
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    rodney_ws , June 3, 2010 5:25 PM
    pei-chenIt is the 6 heatpipes they are patenting. Most heatsink use 2 to 4.

    I know our patent system is all crazy and messed up, but can you really patent a number? That's basically what you're saying they're doing.
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    LordConrad , June 3, 2010 5:50 PM
    My Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme already uses 6 heatpipes. Exactly what are they patenting?
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    ram1009 , June 3, 2010 6:04 PM
    pei-chenAnything over the $20 Cooler Master Hyper 212 is overkill. You'll be spending 2x-3x times the money to get a slight performance increase.



    The Hyper 212 I found on Newegg is NOT $20.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
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    rtfm , June 3, 2010 6:05 PM
    pei-chenIt is the 6 heatpipes they are patenting. Most heatsink use 2 to 4.


    I'm going to patent 5 and seven then ;-)
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    hot74rod2003 , June 3, 2010 6:13 PM
    pbrigidoI wish they would make an all copper version.

    like this? http://www.xoxide.com/thermalright-copper-cpucooler.html
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    Mousemonkey , June 3, 2010 6:13 PM
    Quote:
    I'm going to patent 5 and seven then ;-)

    I already own sixty nine. :whistle: 
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    descendency , June 3, 2010 7:20 PM
    I should file a patent for 42...
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    tharkis842 , June 3, 2010 7:23 PM
    I'll stick with my hdt-s1283, thanks.
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    Mousemonkey , June 3, 2010 7:25 PM
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    I should file a patent for 42...

    You should wait for a bit before you do.
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    kewlx , June 3, 2010 7:27 PM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=35-103-055-Z14&SpinSet=35-103-055-RS&ISList=35-103-055-Z14,35-103-055-Z15,35-103-055-Z16,35-103-055-Z17,35-103-055-Z18,35-103-055-Z19&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16835103055&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=COOLER%20MASTER%20Intel%20Core%20i7%20compatible%20V8%20RR-UV8-XBU1-GP%20120mm%20Rifle%20CPU%20Cooler

    Now that is some good piping I love this thing besides easy cleaning
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    gm0n3y , June 3, 2010 7:52 PM
    hot74rod2003like this? http://www.xoxide.com/thermalright [...] ooler.html

    5lbs of copper, ouch. I hope people that use that keep their motherboard flat, or at least build some supporting arm or something into their case. I thought my old Zalman 7700cu was heavy.
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    gm0n3y , June 3, 2010 7:53 PM
    gm0n3y5lbs of copper, ouch. I hope people that use that keep their motherboard flat, or at least build some supporting arm or something into their case. I thought my old Zalman 7700cu was heavy.

    Sorry, should have said 4.2 lbs
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