Coolermaster Mars CPU cooler

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Published: December 29, 2006
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Coolermaster

Introduction

Todays Cpu�s tend to get quite hot even though both Intel and Amd work to make cooler cpu�s. For this you need a good cpu cooler that is able to keep your computer cool and stable. These are not to hard to find but most people have another criteria they want to look for and that is low noise. Getting a good performing cooler with a high speed fan is not hard but finding one that actually do perform well under low fan speeds is a bit harder. Coolermaster have sent their latest creation to us, the Mars looks like a big ball with a fan mounted in the middle of the heatsink. We will see how well this perform vs a Zalman cooler and how it works under normal usage and also gaming so stay tuned.

About Coolermaster:

Quoted from Coolermaster.com

“Cooler Master Retail Product Business Unit was founded with the mission to create enjoyment to customers while they build their dream machines.We Innovate:Innovation lies in the heart of our business model to develop better performance and quality products.We Care: We believe that technology is to enrich, not to complicate our lives.Therefore, we integrate human interactive function, which allows customers to better understand and control their systems easily.We Design: Nowadays, product features and specifications are not the only considering factors when customers make the purchasing decisions.

We develop the products to touch your heart, to catch your eyes, to characterize your personality, and mostly, to be part of your life.We Play: Cooler Master products facilitate the perfect creative environment for customers to unleash their imagination by originating their own styles while enjoying the process of being the innovator. Since its founding in 2001, RP BU has striven to provide innovative computer components.”

Specifications:

Heat Sink Dimension 133 x 120 x 105 mm
Heat Sink Material Aluminum heat sink and copper base with 3 heat pipes
Fan Dimension ?90 x 25.4 mm
Fan Speed 900 ~ 2500 RPM (Max)
Fan Airflow 55.3 CFM (Max)
Fan Life EXpectance 40.000 hours
Bearing Type Long Life Bearing
Noise Level 17 dBA (Min)
Fan speed adjustment 1. Silent Mode : 1800 RPM
2. Performance Mode : 3000 RPM
3. PWM Mode : 900 ~ 2500 RPM

Features:

-Compatibles with AMD Socket AM2 and Intel Core 2 Duo
-Embedded silent fan with shockproof design provides a total cooling solution and a net cooling environment
-Unique shape design with 2 blue LED light up your case
-Aluminum heat sink with 3 heat pipes and copper base improves cooling efficiency
-Intelligent Fan Speed Controller (PWM / Silent / Performance Modes) give you a lot of control for best cooling performance and silent operation
-Lead-free Production

The product:


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This product comes packed in a clear plastic cover so you can see the cooler before buying it. Inside you will find the very intresting shaped cpu cooler and a small purple box. As we can see this cpu cooler looks like a big ball, I would say it’s almost the size of a couple of tennis balls in diameter. Yes, and inside the purple box you willl have a small installation manual along with installation brackets and screws.


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On the top of the cooler Coolermaster have set their logo. We see that two heatpipes on one side and one heatpipe on the other comes up from the core itself. These are the ones that transfer up the heat to the top of the cooler, then the fan blows of the heat and that way it keeps the heatsink cool and able to take up more heat.

The heatsink is built out of alot of small fins and they are perfectly balanced out with the same distance between them. By making the fins a bit thicker they are able to keep them in place not like for example the Zalman coolers where the fins can get pushed together due to the copper fin construction.


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The core itself is made out of copper for maximum heat transfer from the cpu to the core. Coolermaster have even mounted a plastic cover on the core to prevent it from getting scratches or dents, remember to remove this before mounting. Also remember to mount the 3 pin power cable from the fan to the motherboards cpu fan connector.

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