NoFan CR-100A / CR-95C - The IcePipe

I Think this CPU cooler


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Cov

Gawd
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Hi, I was looking for PC case fans today and found this massive CPU cooler by accident.
The CR-100A comes in a bundle while the CR-95C is the CPU-cooler only.
Here's some more info.

According to the specifications it can be used for CPUs with a TDP of 95W and less.
I just imagine this cooler to be complemented with a low rpm fan to raise efficiency even more.








There are two YouTube clips about it.
So what do you think ?
 

00PS

[H]ard|Gawd
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It wasn't until I scrolled down to see the 2nd pic and its actual size comparison. That thing looks obnoxiously large, and no way would I compromise with that thing in my case regardless of how efficient it is.
 

00PS

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^ Seriously. And now that I think more about...what a pain to add/remove RAM sticks. lol Just think if there was an earthquake. It might rip the CPU tray right out of the PCB!
 

Cov

Gawd
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... Just think if there was an earthquake. It might rip the CPU tray right out of the PCB!
sure, considering the amount of earth quakes we have in our area :D

Imagine you wake up in the middle of the night and find a burglar in the house.
Just need to open up your pc case, unscrew the CPU cooler and you have the perfect weapon, lol
 

Idef1x

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I actually thought it looked kind of cool, until I realised it blocks off half of the mobo. So it is a "bah!" for me. It won't be so neat without a video card.
 
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DJ_007

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well.. its neat.... but makes the computer completely useless.. if your so concerned about heat to buy that you probably have a video card....
 

Ricedaddy

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I guess it could be okay for someone who was really serious about silence and didn't need power from the video card...but my Corsair H50 keeps my i5-750 cool as a cucumber and there is little to no noise to speak of. Plus, this thing looks idiotic.

Also, it's $170? That's just crazy. All of the pros have over-arching cons if you ask me.
 

Tsumi

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Thanks but no thanks. Ridiculously large, and way overpriced.
 

scojer

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Slap some rubber on them and you got some pimp go-cart rims!
 

undermined

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I could maybe almost understand using this in a htpc that is horizontal but it is pretty pointless at $170 for any tower setup were a high-end air or closed loop W/C would be cheaper and perform better while still being quiet.

Even then one would still need decent airflow and in a HTPC the VRMs and other onboard components wont be getting airflow from a cpu HSF so one would need a very specific reason why this would be a good solution otherwise it has too many compromises to be viable.
 

Tsumi

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How do you know? Maybe it works really well.

The price tag on it is kinda high, but I can imagine some folks being OK with that if it really is able to cool a powerful CPU with zero fan noise.
Did you even read it?

95 watt TDP maximum cooling potential with no fans. That means a stock (non-overclocked) Sandy Bridge at best.

And just kinda high price tag? It's ridiculously overpriced, a $20 Hyper212+ with a $15 850 RPM Gentle Typhoon would probably beat the crap out of this thing, much less a RX360 setup with fans turned on minimum, which would cost you only $20-30 more than this piece of junk. And you won't lose expansion slots and access to RAM slots.

Edit: and in case you didn't know, any fan below 1000 RPM is essentially silent, unless the bearings are bad.
 
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