In Pictures: 20 Heat Sinks That Look Cool, Too
We're assuming that this cooler was designed with a "muscle car" block in mind--one of those fancy beasts that normally protrude from the car's hood. The Asus Royal Knight is somewhat attractive, sporting a set of wings that cover the 120 mm LED fan. These are connected to a copper heat sink base by way of six copper heat pipes like some kind of helium balloon. The fan itself pushes air directly onto the motherboard through a series of large fins.
The "all copper" cooler is designed for Intel LGA 775- and AMD Socket AM2/754/939/940-based CPUs. The fan itself measures speeds of up to 1,290 RPM at 12V, providing a quiet computing environment with operating levels of only 22 dBA. "With the most advanced thermal solution to support impressive overclocking capabilities, coupled with such fine aesthetics, the stunning Royal Knight is truly a crowd-pleaser in terms of looks and performance," the company says.