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Cool Age Debuts Two New 6-Pipe Heatsinks

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.

  • pbrigido
    I wish they would make an all copper version.
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  • zorky9
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    meh... ill stick with my Scythe Mugen 2 w/ 110cfm fan on it ^.^
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  • sliem
    Too expensive, $20 is max for me (not liquid).
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  • rodney_ws
    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
    My Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme already uses 6 heatpipes. Exactly what are they patenting?
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