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Coolink Corator DS Gapless Direct Core Contact CPU Cooler Review
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Written by PR0F GIGGLES   
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When it comes to CPU coolers there are many different shapes and styles. There is also different ways the cooler makes contact to the CPU. Beyond this there are also many different ways to securely mount a cooler to your motherboard to provide optimal cooling. With this all said lets take a closer look at the Coolink Corator DS and how it manages to stands out in every cattagory on this list with its dual fin stack style and how the eleven blade fan fits between these two stacks. We will also look at how it has a unique gapless direct contact with your CPU, and at its easy mounting style. Let’s stop the talk and take a closer look at this CPU Cooler:

Product Provided By: Coolink

Price: TBA

Closer Look:

Specifications and Features:

  • Four 8mm heatpipes
  • Asymmetrical dual fin stacks
  • Gapless Direct Touch technology
  • SWiF2-120P high-performance 120mm fan
  • PWM fan speed control
  • SecuFirm™2 multi-socket mounting system
  • Chillaramic thermal compound
Featuring Coolink's exclusive Gapless Direct Touch (GDT) technology that allows for an all copper contact area, the Corator DS brings the concept of direct contact cooling to the next level by further improving heat transfer.

Thanks to four large 8mm heatpipes, a dual fin stack design and a PWM controlled SWiF2 120mm fan, the Corator DS achieves an optimal balance between outstanding cooling performance and quiet operation.

The Corator DS' high-end package is topped off with the SecuFirm™2 multi-socket mounting system and a tube of Coolink's award-winning Chillaramic thermal compound.


Socket compatibility Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3
(backplate required)
Mainboard compatibility Compatibility
Height (with fan) 155 mm
Width (with fan) 140 mm
Depth (with fan) 121 mm
Weight (with fan) 1040 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins)
Fan size 120x120x25 mm
Fan Coolink SWiF2-120P
Bearing high-performance hydro-dynamic bearing
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 800 - 1700 RPM
Airflow 60.4 - 127.6 mł/h
Acoustical Noise 8.5 - 27.1 dB/A
Scope of Delivery Heatsink, SWiF2-120P Fan, Mounting Hardware (SecuFirm™2 for AMD & Intel), Thermal Paste, English Manual
Warranty 5 years
MSRP € 49.90 / US$ 59.90
EAN 4716123313519

Testing Setup:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition
  • CPU Cooler: Thermaltake V1
  • MOBO: MSI 790X-G45
  • Video Card: HIS Radion HD 5770
  • RAM: 4GB of Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 1600 (With Red LEDs)
  • PSU: Kingwin Lazer 850W
  • Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Sniper (with additional side fan)
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Edition

Testing:

For testing I will be using my new AMD Rig and I will be recording the average temps of the CPU while it is running idle and while it is under load of Prime 95’s Torture test, I will also be recording these numbers while the CPU is running stock clock of 3.4 GHz and while running overclocked at 4 GHz. I will be putting the Coolink Corator DS up against the Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU Cooler. The room temp will remain a constant 17 °C (62.6°F).

CPU Cooler

Coolink Corator DS

Thermaltake Contac 29

State

Idle

Load

Idle

Load

Stock Clock (3.4)

25°C (77°F)

28°C (82.4°F)

25°C (77°F)

28°C (82.4°F)

Overclock (4.0)

28°C (82.4°F)

31°C (87.8°F)

30°C (86°F)

39°C (102.2°F)

 

With this we can see that both of these coolers performed extremely well at keeping their cool while running idle however in the end the Coolink Corator DS’s sheer size and amount of fins pulled just that much more heat than the other cooler could, especially while overclocked.

Conclusion:

In the end I found that the Coolink Corator DS was a good CPU Cooler. This massive cooler makes great contact with the CPU enabling to transfer the maximum amount of heat from the CPU with little effort. It can do this with its gapless contact between the CPU and the 4mm heatpipes and then piping the heat up into the duel stacks of fins allowing the for the heat to be dispersed wide and far and being easily cooled but the powerful provided fan.

Something else I found that I really liked about this cooler was how easy it was to mount onto the motherboard. With the provided hardware I was able to quickly and easily mount it to both of my Intel and AMD rigs. I have used some coolers that used a similar mounting system with the springs and sleeve bolt system but with this cooler these small pieces of hardware are securely attached to the base of the cooler making it far easier to work with in some cases.

One thing I didn’t really like about this cooler was its massive size. While this isn’t a down fall of the product, actually its one of its key selling points. I guess what I am trying to say is that you should consider the size between your case and this cooler. I tried mounting it into a couple of mid tower cases and found I had a hard time working with it due to space restrictions, while I found I had no problem mounting it into a couple of full tower cases.

So after all this would I recommend this CPU Cooler? Well that depends on your circumstances. If for some reason you are stuck with a mid tower case you might want to consider something slightly smaller. However if you have to ability to work with a full tower case I definitely think this would be a good choice. However if you actually read the rest of the review you are most likely already know what you are looking for and you are well aware of any size issues that you might possibly have with a CPU Cooler and you really didn’t need me to mention that. Anyways yes, if you have a case and that has room I think that this cooler should be considered as one of your next CPU Coolers.

Pros:

  • large size allows for massive heat pull
  • Duel stack design allows for great heat dispertion
  • Easy mounting system
  • Great provided thermal compound
  • Great provided cooling fan
  • Gapless Direct heatpipe to CPU contact makes for good heat transfer

Cons:

  • Might have a size issue with some cases (not truly a con, just something to consider)

 

 


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