Friday, June 3rd 2011

Spire Announces the Swirl Universal CPU Cooler

Spire Corp officially introduced its new Swirl CPU cooler today. Utilizing three (3) sintered powder all copper 8mm thick heat pipes and a vertical cylinder design the Swirl is ready to push your CPU to maximum performance. The Swirl is constructed with a combination of an all copper base and all-direction aluminum fins to provide sufficient heat-transfer and good cooling for the hot 130W ~ 150W micro-processors. The Swirl heat-sink and heat-pipes are both soldered and protected with a thin layer of dark-nickel coating to protect from oxidation and to preserve awesome looks. The vertical mounted fan is equipped with 4 bright red LEDs that give a cool glow inside your enclosure. Universal support for both Intel and AMD based systems makes this a versatile solution for any PC system. The Swirl is one of the most appealing coolers on the market and a great solution for those enthusiasts, gamers and professionals alike.

Main Features:
  • Three (3) 8mm all copper U-shaped copper heat-pipes
  • Straight lined heat-pipes allowing air to easily pass through
  • All-directional 45 aluminum fins for best surface rate
  • Dark-Nickel coated heat-sink to preserve killer looks from oxidation
  • Vertical 7.5cm long 9 blade red LED Ball-bearing DC fan
  • Manual fan (RPM) speed control unit included
  • PCI controller allows user to manually set RPM from 800~2000RPM
  • High Quality, Long MTBF Japanese No.1 Ball bearing
  • Supports Intel 1155/1156 & 1366 sockets and AM2/AM3 sockets
  • 5 Year supported manufacturer warranty
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30 Comments on Spire Announces the Swirl Universal CPU Cooler

#1
raptori
they could add one more pipe they have spare space for it
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#2
Flanker
the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this:
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#3
damric
lol, you guys need to get a hold of one for a review.
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#4
_JP_
Who still uses CPU coolers controlled by a potentiometer on an expansion bracket? I'd like to be reminded if anybody still has that.

EDIT: 1000th post!
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#5
RejZoR
I am. Well, the CPU fan is now running at 100%, my case fans are controlled by potentiometer. For daily use i have it at 100%, for night i switch it to minimum (not sure how much it is but it silent enough). I was thinking of connecting CPU fan on it as well but it's so silent that i don't see any point in doing that.

Btw, this concept is not exactly new. Gigabyte had it years ago and some other company as well. Can't remember the name.
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#6
LDNL
by: RejZoR

Btw, this concept is not exactly new. Gigabyte had it years ago and some other company as well. Can't remember the name.
Lets see have they learn anything from it
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#7
Salsoolo
by: RejZoR
I am. Well, the CPU fan is now running at 100%, my case fans are controlled by potentiometer. For daily use i have it at 100%, for night i switch it to minimum (not sure how much it is but it silent enough). I was thinking of connecting CPU fan on it as well but it's so silent that i don't see any point in doing that.

Btw, this concept is not exactly new. Gigabyte had it years ago and some other company as well. Can't remember the name.
you're talking about gigabytes with blue leds? forgot the name but i had one during 775 days. they were decent, but they were a bitch to clean.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: RejZoR
I am. Well, the CPU fan is now running at 100%, my case fans are controlled by potentiometer. For daily use i have it at 100%, for night i switch it to minimum (not sure how much it is but it silent enough). I was thinking of connecting CPU fan on it as well but it's so silent that i don't see any point in doing that.

Btw, this concept is not exactly new. Gigabyte had it years ago and some other company as well. Can't remember the name.
I think the other one was Coolermaster.
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#9
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
I think people buy this style cooler for looks, not performance.
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#10
D007
by: freaksavior
I think people buy this style cooler for looks, not performance.
Lol funny, cause it looks kinda ugly imo.. XD
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#12
micropage7
thats interesting where spire using different airflow when the others using vertical fans
but it looks need more heat pipes to improve heat transfer from base to the fins
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#13
Fourstaff
Designed for 150w, somehow I cannot see this cooler as any good with overclocked processors.
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#14
micropage7
by: Fourstaff
Designed for 150w, somehow I cannot see this cooler as any good with overclocked processors.
yeah, spire likes to offer its apperance
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#15
Dj-ElectriC
Yay, another expensive but yet mediocre performing cooler by a cooling company.
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#16
Kantastic
by: _JP_
Who still uses CPU coolers controlled by a potentiometer on an expansion bracket? I'd like to be reminded if anybody still has that.

EDIT: 1000th post!
I'm using a V8 that has one... :o
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#17
wahdangun
hmm seeing graphic card exceeding 300 watt, why they not just use hd 6990 cooler design ?
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#18
silkstone
by: Kantastic
I'm using a V8 that has one... :o
Me too, although i hate it. Reaching round the back of the case to adjust the power is annoying. i want to cut it off and get a 5.25" fan controller.
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#19
Swansen
yep. Gigabyte 3D rocket, this is nearly identical to the "3D Rocket" by Gigbayte, they had two iterations.

by: RejZoR
I am. Well, the CPU fan is now running at 100%, my case fans are controlled by potentiometer. For daily use i have it at 100%, for night i switch it to minimum (not sure how much it is but it silent enough). I was thinking of connecting CPU fan on it as well but it's so silent that i don't see any point in doing that.

Btw, this concept is not exactly new. Gigabyte had it years ago and some other company as well. Can't remember the name.
by: Salsoolo
you're talking about gigabytes with blue leds? forgot the name but i had one during 775 days. they were decent, but they were a bitch to clean.
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#21
xBruce88x
only the SpinQ looks better... and i think it has more heat pipes

and in response to wahdangun... i've often wondered that too... I've even wondered why they haven't started mounting cpus on cards with a gfx card type blower.
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#22
entropy13
by: xBruce88x
only the SpinQ looks better... and i think it has more heat pipes

and in response to wahdangun... i've often wondered that too... I've even wondered why they haven't started mounting cpus on cards with a gfx card type blower.
The SpinQ VT has 3 heatpipes (6mm).
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#23
xBruce88x
probably would have been cheaper for them (and us) to just put larger heatpipes then and keep the same fin design... maybe slightly larger fins (not thicker, but larger diameter)

also... i think a potentiometer for the LEDs would be nice alongside the fan speed one... and maybe as a front bay unit instead of in the back.
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#24
Kantastic
by: silkstone
Me too, although i hate it. Reaching round the back of the case to adjust the power is annoying. i want to cut it off and get a 5.25" fan controller.
I only ever crank the fan up when I'm testing overclocks, otherwise it's on the lowest setting. Doesn't get too hot even when gaming.. then again I only have a 95W Phenom II. While it's an inconvenience, I don't have a problem with the cooler, but I would have preferred something that went out to a 3.5" bay.
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#25
silkstone
by: Kantastic
I only ever crank the fan up when I'm testing overclocks, otherwise it's on the lowest setting. Doesn't get too hot even when gaming.. then again I only have a 95W Phenom II. While it's an inconvenience, I don't have a problem with the cooler, but I would have preferred something that went out to a 3.5" bay.
Yea, i usually only run at low speed nowadays, and crank it up to full when i want to run at 4.4ghz. I't such a pain to reach round the back to put up the speed tho, i rarely run at my maximum overclock. I'm saving up for a decent looking fan controller, but they are expensive and hard to find here. I'll eventually make the move to WC and a fan controller would be necessary then anyway.
My max temps are only around 50-55C at load when running at 4ghz and the lowest fan speed, but i'd love to be able to run at a full overclock and not have to worry about dust.
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