Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 21:52
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A few weeks ago we received an email by one of you telling us that he didn't like the fact that the majority of our CPU Cooler reviews were about high and ultra-end models and not low-profile coolers designed primarily for HTPC use. So to clear this i will just say that it was never our intention to focus on a specific type of CPU Cooler but as some of you know the LGA1155 test system is not located in our lab (since aside the two LGA1366 and the one LGA2011 systems i don't own it) and ontop of that there aren't that many low-profile models in the market to begin with. Still since we don't want anyone feeling left out we have received three of the latest low-profile CPU Coolers to hit the stores and today we will start by taking a look at the Cooltek ITX30 Low-Profile CPU Cooler (Powered By Thermolab).
Cooltek offers you high-quality PC cases and accessories at an outstanding price-performance-ratio. Our products meet internationally recognized quality standards and are distinguished by their durability and exceptional value for money. Our main area of expertise are a broad variety of PC cases, ranging from small HTPC-formats- like the award winning Coolcube family - to full-fledged Midi-Tower chassis that offer outstanding features for small costs. Besides our line of PC cases, we offer you selected products from the areas of noise reduction, PC modding, cooling and high-end power supplies. By choosing Cooltek products you opt for innovative technology and leading designs.
The ITX30 Low-Profile CPU Cooler is actually manufactured by Thermolab (as I’m certain most of you reading these lines are well aware already) and is basically a very compact heatsink made almost entirely out of copper (only the mounting is not) which in turn is cooled by a thin 80mm high-speed fan placed at the top. Size is always an very important issue with tiny PC cases since the smaller the components the better airflow and clearance you will have in the case so this is where we expect the compact ITX30 to shine, however it's size will most likely reduce its cooling efficiency although the all-copper design paired with the high-RPM 80mm fan are two things that will certainly help quite a bit. How much is something that remains to be seen.