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Want A Massive Heatsink? Rosewill's Got Some

We took the opportunity to check out the computer hardware rebrander's new RCX-FORT 120EX. It was, after all, the HSF used in the demo Gear X series.

This little mass of aluminum plates bunched together features five 8 mm heatpipes, and comes with a 120 mm PWM (pulse-width modulated) fan. This HSF assembly works on the LGA 1366, LGA 1156, LGA 775, AM3, AM2+, AM2, and 939 sockets.

Rosewill reps claimed that the FOR120EX is one of the first products to conform to the Direct Touch 2.0 heatpipe specification. The five heatpipes are right beside each other, with no space in between. This allows more direct CPU contact for the outer pipes. According to Rosewill's marketing materials, this leads to better cooling efficiency, which is why Direct Touch 2.0 is a "Win".

No specific information regarding availability and price were forthcoming as of this report. Rosewill reps did say they were in the process of pushing the HSF out to the market, so you can expect to see product pages pop up on e-tailers like NewEgg soon.

  • elel
    I'm curious how much this will cost
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  • ubernoobie
    it looks very good and a contender vs prolimatech megahalems
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  • someguynamedmatt
    I wouldn't say it will go up against the halems, but being around the size of my Core Contact Freezer, it should at least offer decent performance. I'm a little apprehensive about the base, though... it looks like there are an awful lot of gaps to fill in it, but since this is pre-production, I'm sure the finish on the base will get better...
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  • madman1391
    So you can expect to see product pages pop up on e-tailers like NewEgg soon


    I thought Rosewill was a Newegg (generic like) brand, why would it be on other e-tailers like this article implies.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    The next to last photo shows the bottom of the heat pipes that come in contact with a cpu. I don't know if it is an optical illusions but it looks like the pipes are out of alignment.
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  • jonpaul37
    madman1391I thought Rosewill was a Newegg (generic like) brand, why would it be on other e-tailers like this article implies.
    If you could sell your product in more than one place (regardless of who you are), would you? I certainly would...
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  • madman1391
    jonpaul37If you could sell your product in more than one place (regardless of who you are), would you? I certainly would...

    Good point :p
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  • brett1042002
    Curious to see how it stacks up against the TRUE Rev. C.
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  • dstln
    Looks like almost an exact clone of my Xigmatech...
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  • cadder
    1. What does it cost?
    2. How well does it actually work. Give it some good tests beside known good products.
    (As an aside, "direct touch" technology sounds good and makes sense, but the top 5 in Frostytech.com's tests usually don't use it. For some reason though I usually end up buying coolers that do use it. I don't buy them because they are direct touch, I buy them because they are available and reasonbly priced, and work pretty well. Unfortunately the "top 5" usually are hard to find.)
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