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EverCool Intros Transformer 3 CPU Cooler

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EverCool announced its latest CPU cooler, part of its Transformer series, the Transformer 3. It features similar design and styling as the Transformer 4. As the number next to "Transformer" indicates, this cooler uses three heat-pipes compared to 4 on its bigger sibling. Measuring 130 x 161 x 78.5 mm, the heatsink weighs 630 g. The three 6 mm thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes are evenly spread along the plane of the aluminum fins, and make direct contact with the CPU at the base. A 120 mm chrome-plated fan is in charge of ventilation, it spins at speeds between 800 and 2200 RPM, is PWM-controlled, and has a rated noise output of 15~34 dBA. It is compatible with all current sockets including LGA1366, LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA775, AM3/AM2+/AM2. The company did not give out pricing.

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Nice to see a direct touch heat pipe cooler without big grooves/gaps either side of them although i think this would have been better with three 8mm heat pipes.
 

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I have the transformer 4 model (THANKS Chicken Patty) and it does wonders on a 1366 and AM3. Once my 740G board arrives, i will install and post OCed temps and stock temps
 
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Nice to see a direct touch heat pipe cooler without big grooves/gaps either side of them although i think this would have been better with three 8mm heat pipes.
I have to agree on this one. Those large gaps really look like crap and they certainly don't help transfering the heat if there is air trapped inside or larger quantities of thermal compound...
 

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It looks like the mounting system on the transformer 4 is better than transfomer 3

Transformer 4 mounting gear
 
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I have to agree on this one. Those large gaps really look like crap and they certainly don't help transfering the heat if there is air trapped inside or larger quantities of thermal compound...
To me the the only logical way to use the ones with gaps is to fill the gaps with thermal paste but even the best pastes are way below the thermal conductivity of most metals that are not used for heat sinks so it's a terribly inefficient way to transfer heat.

I would hope more direct touch coolers will use a base like this, with closer spacing and more heat pipes i think it could lead to some even better coolers, it does make me wonder if coolers like the prolimatech megahalems could be improved by using a direct touch base that's like this ones although with copper between the pipes.
 

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The gaps don't make one bit of difference on HDT coolers.

They look ugly, yes, but they are never seen because they are sandwiched between the cooler and the processor.

And they don't hurt cooling performance any because you aren't transferring heat to the base of the cooler, you are transferring it to the heatpipes. Since the heatpipes contact the IHS directly, all the heat is transferred directly to the heatpipes. The aluminum base is providing no cooling, it is only there as a way to secure the cooler to the motherboard.
 
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Fan look like a sickleflow.
 

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With 3 6mm heatpipes this thing will die with a high heatload
 
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It looks quite ugly compared to the orginal transformer.