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Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:02 am

Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Sunbeamtech is the parent company of Tunig, which develops high performance equipment for the computer enthusiast and modding market with products like power supplies and CPU coolers. The Tuniq Tower 120 CPU cooler series have proven themselves to be top notch coolers, so when Sunbeamtech released the Core-Contact Freezer we had high hopes for how it will perform. Read on to see how the Core-Contact Freezer does!

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Article Title: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/798/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $34.99 plus shipping
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby Alathald » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:51 am

Just don't lap it :axe:
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby bubba » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:03 am

:lol: that's funny :axe:
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby stopthekilling77 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:07 am

Meh, its still a Sunbeam. I've never heard anything but so-so reports about them, so I'm not surprised.
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby martini161 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:16 pm

hmm, having one pipe not directly over the procesor could help with a quad, as depending on the way the chip sits in the socket and the way the cooler is mounted it could have one over each core
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby Gomeler » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:23 pm

Looks like an adequate finger slicer :finga: Not too bad performance given it's price. Wonder how it'd do with a stronger fan?
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby martini161 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:41 pm

Gomeler wrote:Looks like an adequate finger slicer :finga: Not too bad performance given it's price. Wonder how it'd do with a stronger fan?

hmm whats the cfm on the fan?
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:35 pm

If you do decide to retest this with a different fan, You know how there is the 'V' gap between the cooler and the fan, does air escape out of the top and bottom of that? I would suspect blocking those up and forcing air to flow across the fins might give better temperature (might want to leave the bottom one open if you need VRM etc airflow).

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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:38 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:If you do decide to retest this with a different fan, You know how there is the 'V' gap between the cooler and the fan, does air escape out of the top and bottom of that? I would suspect blocking those up and forcing air to flow across the fins might give better temperature (might want to leave the bottom one open if you need VRM etc airflow).

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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby DMB2000uk » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:56 am

Just figured that bubba might still be playing with it due to his comments about wanting to test it on a different board, wasn't expecting a full on testing sesh, just a quick and dirty mod and a quick check.

But being slammed with all those things to do I can totally relate to, so It doesn't matter about my random curiosities :finga:
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby bubba » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:48 am

It will happen, but its a good couple weeks before it will.

Got several others that have to be done first. It will also mean tearing my personal system apart to use that board for the testing as its the only other board I have.
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby gwolfman » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:45 am

Sunbeam makes me cringe. [-X
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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby bubba » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:57 pm

Well got in the office this morning and heard a nasty racket coming from the test system. After poking around I found it was the fan on the cooler that was the culprit.

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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:07 pm

Well that's not good.

You had chance to take the fan off and see if it looks all right?

Maybe the bearing grease leaked?

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Re: Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler

Postby bubba » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:09 pm

I'll tear into it tomorrow when I take the system out of the case its in. I'll look closer at then, but yeah its annoying to say the least.
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