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Spire Preparing CoolWave 5 Series LGA-1156 Compatible CPU Coolers

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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.

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Mh I think the price speaks about the performance...
 

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Should give some blistering results.. if you touch the heatsink!
 

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How cool are I5 chips gonna run then?
 

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stock cooler, quiter fan. stock replacement.
 
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Looks good for a OEM replacement, but doubt it will overclock.
 
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I highly doubt that heatsink will keep an i5 cheap cool, unless that fan is SCREAMing.
 
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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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looks like AMD's and intel's H/S got slapped together...
 
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Everybody sure that they aren't gonna take 1156 back to clips?
 
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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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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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this is should be better than stock fan :laugh: