Thursday, May 21st 2009

Spire Preparing CoolWave 5 Series LGA-1156 Compatible CPU Coolers

In the run up for the launch of Intel's newest line of desktop CPUs - the Core i5 series, companies with related products such as motherboards and coolers are in full swing gearing up Core i5. Spire is ready with two new coolers CoolWave 5 and CoolWave 5 Pro, that support LGA-1156, the socket Core i5 uses. The two are identical except for that the former features pre-applied S350 thermal grease, while the latter comes with a tube of superior-grade S420 thermal grease. The cooler doesn't leave out support for LGA-775, or interestingly, AMD AM3/2+/2 either. Measuring 90x90x80 mm (LxWxH), the CoolWave 5 makes use of a silent 90 mm, UV-reactive fan. The coolers will be available in late-June at prices of $9.95 for the CoolWave 5, and $14.95 for the CoolWave 5 Pro.

Source: VR-Zone
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14 Comments on Spire Preparing CoolWave 5 Series LGA-1156 Compatible CPU Coolers

#1
KieranD
looks a lot like a hunk of metal to me lol
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#2
MRCL
Mh I think the price speaks about the performance...
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#3
infrared
Should give some blistering results.. if you touch the heatsink!
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
How cool are I5 chips gonna run then?
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
stock cooler, quiter fan. stock replacement.
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#6
Ra97oR
Looks good for a OEM replacement, but doubt it will overclock.
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#7
Kenshai
I highly doubt that heatsink will keep an i5 cheap cool, unless that fan is SCREAMing.
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#8
human_error
I'd like to know why it lacks push-pins and seems to have an AMD retention clip in the first pic (and what seems to be the retention clip "arm" on the sencond pic, looks like an AMD retention mecanism). Plus yeah, it looks as bad as a stock cooler and tbh i think i'd trust the Intel stock over this as it looks so rubbish (NEVER thought i would ever end up saying that...)

**edit** reading the release it does support amd chips (explaining the amd retention clip), though it still lacks any pushpins and thus would need a mounting bracket adding more work over just fitting an intel stock heatsink...
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#9
h3llb3nd4
looks like AMD's and intel's H/S got slapped together...
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#10
soryuuha
Seems like Intel stock fan with AMD HSF
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#11
Studabaker
Everybody sure that they aren't gonna take 1156 back to clips?
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#12
human_error
by: Studabaker
Everybody sure that they aren't gonna take 1156 back to clips?
Pretty positive, else all the i5 demo boards they had on show (read: they only had the boards on show, no running systems) in March will need re-designing ;)
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#13
Studabaker
by: human_error
Pretty positive, else all the i5 demo boards they had on show (read: they only had the boards on show, no running systems) in March will need re-designing ;)
Alrighty.
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