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ASUS Lion Square CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:22 am

ASUS Lion Square CPU Cooler Review

Today we look at the newest CPU cooler from Asus, the Lion Square. Named for the Sword Lion legend and designed with quad core CPU’s in mind this seems to be a slick heat sink. The bold and unique design features eight heat pipes that originate from the copper base all the way to the top where they are covered by neat looking nuts. The very top of the cooler has a cover that mimics the shape of a shield. It looks great, but how will it perform? Read on to find out!

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The ASUS Lion Square is named after the legend of the Sword Lion, which is the emblem of strength, courage and good fortune. The unique design features 8mm diameter heat pipes that originate from the bottom of the cooler for heat conduction and adds to the shield design with the ends of the heatpipes poking through the top of the cooler cover that mimics the shape of the shield. As the legend goes a famous general once led his armies to defeat a group of strong enemies after an invasion. The shields that were equipped by the armies were carved with a lion-tattoo and the swords were placed through lion’s mouth. Later generations believe that this lion-tattoo symbolizes Strength, Courage, and Good Fortune.


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Re: ASUS Lion Square CPU Cooler Review

Postby martini161 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:56 am

two questions:
1. what is the top part made out off
2. Do you think the temps might improve if it was taken off?
IDK, i think you can get better coolers for the money. But what i guess they will get some history buffs to buy this. probably end up as a good bargin bin buy sometime next year i bet
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Re: ASUS Lion Square CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:13 am

The top is plastic, as for removing to get better temps I don't think it would help as it keeps the flow moving front to back. Shoving different fan in might help, but I can't say for sure as I can't say for certain what the stock fans CFM rating is.

as for better coolers for the price, true.. but this one has the eye candy factor.
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Re: ASUS Lion Square CPU Cooler Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:37 pm

Every time I read a new cooler review, I'm secretly hoping that it doesn't beat the NH-U12P (I have one so want it to stay the best tested here :P) and so far I've been let off.

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Re: ASUS Lion Square CPU Cooler Review

Postby gwolfman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:26 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Every time I read a new cooler review, I'm secretly hoping that it doesn't beat the NH-U12P (I have one so want it to stay the best tested here :P) and so far I've been let off.

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lol nice haha

As for ASUS, their cooler aren't that great. Too bad they can't have their coolers on the level of their motherboards. I bought one a while back and I'll never buy one of theirs again. You can get better performance, looks, and price with other companies offerings. Too bad ASUS. [-X
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Re: ASUS Lion Square CPU Cooler Review

Postby gwolfman » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:27 pm

gwolfman wrote:...I bought one a while back and I'll never buy one of theirs again...

CPU coolers that is, not motherboard
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