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Cooler Master Launches Passive CPU Cooler

 

Cooler Master has announced the Hyper Z600, noiseless CPU cooler. The cooler’s X shape design retains rapid heat transfer and creates a lower backpressure, forcing air to pass through quickly, according to the company.

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  • nathaniel_0309
    no comment
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  • spathotan
    Seen this design before from other companies, this is nothing special. The design and/or shape of the heatsink does not matter, what matters is the materials used, the size of the HS, and the spacing between the fins. Wether you make an X, an O, or a damn hexagon it makes no difference.
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  • jerreece
    So this cooler is meant for.... a Celeron processor with no OC?

    Don't think I'd trust a fanless CPU cooler on my Quad. I've got a huge HSF on it now, with lots of fins and a fan, and it still gets warm.
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  • DXRick
    You would obviously still need case fans to create decent airflow for it. My case fans are louder than the one on my Zalman 9700.
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  • KyleSTL
    @DXRick: I'd hate to hear your computer, every review I've read says the 9700 is much louder than other HSFs with the same performance.
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  • DXRick
    9080087 said:
    @DXRick: I'd hate to hear your computer, every review I've read says the 9700 is much louder than other HSFs with the same performance.

    It depends on where you set its fan speed. For my P4 3.0 I only need the middle setting. The highest setting is loud, of course. :ouch:
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  • arrpeegeer
    DXRickIt depends on where you set its fan speed. For my P4 3.0 I only need the middle setting. The highest setting is loud, of course.
    P4 3.0 actually needed a cooler? I thought I just left my windows open back then. I'd hate to think I'd spend $60 to cool down a $60 processor though I guess it did cost a bit more back then :P
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  • Fedor
    Are you kidding? Depending on which of the P4 3.0s he had, he may have had a CPU that ran far far hotter than today's quads, or otherwise "just somewhat" hotter!
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  • Fedor
    Sorry for the double post but I couldn't help but feel the need to point out this this weighs over a kilo! Holy crap... Regardless, I'm sticking to Thermalright :)
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  • KyleSTL
    My Socket 478 Prescott P4 3.2 is rated for 89W, that's almost as high as the rated Q6600 power nowadays (although I'd bet my P4 uses more power and the Q6600 just has a higher safety margin when it comes to power ratings. With a Scythe mini Ninja and a 2200RPM 80mm fan, it runs 36-38°C idle, ~52°C load.
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