Wednesday, August 11th 2010

Spire Releases Slimod 282 GPU Cooler

Introducing the Slimod 282 high-end DT Heat-pipe VGA graphics array cooler. The Slimod 282 is a powerful GPU cooler for the latest hot 130W Nvidia and ATI graphics chipset. Equipped with four (4) all copper 6mm Direct Touch heat-pipes for efficient and quick heat transport to the aluminum stamped heat-sink fins which transfer the heat to ambient area. The four heat-pipes utilized and high performance splintered powder heat-pipes which guarantee best thermal results. The Slimod 282 is equipped with two (2) 90mm DC fans which generate strong air pressure and over 24CFM airflow.

The Slimod 282 VGA Cooler is supplied with full PCB mounting clips and fittings, S420 thermal interface material and RAM: memory heat-sinks. You can easily install this VGA cooler onto your Geforce and Radeon chipset based graphic cards. Powered by innovation and performance the Slimod 282 is the professional solution for pc enthusiasts and gamers alike offered to you by Spire.

Main Features:
  • Superior cooling up to 130Watts
  • Efficient cooling enabled by 4 DT Heat-pipes
  • High-performance sintered powder heat-pipes
  • Two 90mm fans, silent at 24.0 dBA
  • Extends the life of your video card
  • Keeps video card cooler and at maximum performance
  • Versatile for Nvidia Geforce and ATI Radeon graphic chip-sets
Compatibility:The Slimod 282 is compatible with the latest Nvidia and ATI based graphic cards on the market today. Please review the listed VGA Chip models that are applicable for the Slimod 282 cooler on the detailed product page.

MSRP: USD 49.99 / EURO 36.95


Product Includes :
*Owner Manual *S420 tube thermal interface *Mounting brackets/clips *Mounting bolts and screws *RAM Memory heat-sinks *Warranty registration card.

Availability:
The Slimod 282 VGA/GPU cooler is now available from our factory in Shenzhen, China. Distribution through Spire branch offices locations will commence mid August 2010.
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14 Comments on Spire Releases Slimod 282 GPU Cooler

#1
caleb
What is *S420 tube thermal interface some thermal paste ?
Are the heatpipes left "naked" ? If so then Isn't that a waste of chips surface ? Personally Id like a closed inside a copper block solution. Id be scared that this surface will become uneven after a while.
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#3
pantherx12
Useless for ATI cards really, they don't have an IHS so only two of those pipes will be used.
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#4
HillBeast
It looks alright. As the post above me said it'll be useless for ATI cards, but I wish I knew how these companies calculated the TDP these things can handle. 130W seems awful low and it looks like it could do about as much as say a Scythe Setsugen, there or thereabouts, and that handled my 190W 5870 just fine. Arctic do the same saying half their coolers can only handle like 95W but you can put it on an i7 which is 130W.
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#5
t77snapshot
They remind me of the Xig Bifrosts just with as small fan and kinda cheap looking...

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#7
Mussels
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by: pantherx12
Useless for ATI cards really, they don't have an IHS so only two of those pipes will be used.
but hey, at least the fan will cool the VRM's and ram chips.
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#8
ebolamonkey3
Is this 2 or 3 slots? If it's a 3 slot cooler after mounting then it's kinda pointless b/c AC and Zalman's already got pretty good coolers out.
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#9
micksh
Why to reprint their marketing lie?

"is compatible with the latest Nvidia and ATI based graphic cards on the market today"

None of Radeon 5xxx cards are listed as compatible on their page. No GeForce 4xx either, not even GT 240.
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#11
HillBeast
by: btarunr
Product Includes :
*Owner Manual *S420 tube thermal interface *Mounting brackets/clips *Mounting bolts and screws *RAM Memory heat-sinks *Warranty registration card.
I don't know why this made me laught but it just did. It's like 'Yeah, we have mounting gear in our cooler. I bet Arctic Cooling don't provide that sort of stuff, and if they do then we'll one up them with a warranty card'. That's just how it looks to me...
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
When i 1st looked at it i thought of the Scythe MUSASHI. And if it performs as well as that does would be totally kick ass.

With the Scythe MUSASHI the main let down was there was not enough heatpipes but like this one allowed more air to pass though. If it was not me having a MK-13 i get this in a flash and add bigger badder better fans to it :).

EDIT: Unlike a lot of coolers were most airflow is blocked to to the amount of fins this works the opposite were the heat pipes get hot and fins get hot fast due to being so thin but allowing more air flow though them to move the heat away.
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#13
D4S4
those fins are spaced waaaaaay too far for most efficient active cooling. they're like on the accelero s1, the whole "block" is very similar to accelero
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#14
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
SilenX made the Bifrost originally, then Xig used the pattern. Now Spire is playing the same game?
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