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Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:47 am

Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

The new Baram CPU tower heat pipe cooler from ThermoLab has been designed with optimal aerothermodynamics in mind, so the CPU stays nice and cool. With here area total of five ‘U’ shaped pipes this cooler has a total of ten vertical pipes for heat dissipation. Read on to see how the Baram does against more than a dozen LGA775 coolers!

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Thermolab was established in 2005, and started by supplying companies with thermal solutions. While doing this they noticed there was a growing need for small PC systems. The server market has several coolers for small systems, but Thermolab noticed there was not much for the SFF PC market, so they developed the Silencer Series coolers. The Silencer Series coolers are low noise, low profile, heatpipe coolers. Now Thermolab has released their first tower cooler, the Baram. Thermolab says on their website, “Baram has a meaning of 'airflow' in Korean, and is the product for a cooling mania who is expecting to have a supreme cooling performance.”


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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby FeRaL » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:46 am

I thought the cooler would have done better, but in all honesty I think the 35 cfm fan was most likely the culprit. On the other hand, not bad if you want it to be quiet. Also, what on earth is that Ultra power thing that was attached to the motherboard?
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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:51 am

That would be the Ultra Power Rail, its the power distribution block for the Ultra M998 case.

You can read about it here -> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/615/1/
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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby Athlonite » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:19 am

thats a mighty nice lookin HSF i'll be keepin me eye open for one here in new zealand
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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:59 am

That is indeed a slick looking heatsink. Only problem I could see is the price, at $50 it is lined up against the venerable Thermalright Ultra 120.
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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby stopthekilling77 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:30 am

Gomeler wrote:That is indeed a slick looking heatsink. Only problem I could see is the price, at $50 it is lined up against the venerable Thermalright Ultra 120.


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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby gwolfman » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:07 pm

X-bit labs had better results, as they claim it's one of the best:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cooler ... baram.html

Interesting...
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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:33 pm

? different case setup, CPU, TIM, and fan. Hard to compare the two.

If I had a higher CFM fan it may have performed better, but I don't have a higher CFM fan laying around.
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Re: Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

Postby Athlonite » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:21 am

Well I just bought one and the mounting kit that came with it is an mix of this barams kit and the kit from the baram 2010 it' also has stamped on the box (almost looks like an after thought) socket 1366 ready BUT the screws are still the same **** one's of the original kits no nice thumb screws....

temps with an push pull fan setup ( 1x silverstone 120mm air penetrator 1500rpm 37.5cfm and 1x silverstone stock 1000rpm 120mm RV02 case fan) my Phenom II x4 940BE @ 3.41GHz only reached 51c when folding and SMP A3 WU ,
and under an Tuniq Tower 120 with Coolermaster R4 fan 2000rpm 90cfm which got 56c doing the same workload and OC ..So an -5c difference I'm happy but not totally impressed I would have expected the baram with two fans vs tower 120 with 1 fan to have a much larger drop in temps

and those of you who use AMD AM2+ or better mother boards ans tall dimms like Corsair dominator with the DHX coolers on them it is possible to use this cooler just watch out when installing the fans as the one closest to the dimms will touch Dimm 1 a problem that could have been avoided had Thermolab made the baram either 2mm higher of thinner
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