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ZEROTherm BTF80 CPU Cooler

11/31/06

     This is our first experience with ZEROTherm and so far it has been good. We had the pleasure of looking at ZEROTherm new CPU cooler that looks like a bug the " ". The version sent to us was the Aluminum fin model and before we get into anything else it is important to know they do make a copper fin version as well. This unit is a standard heat pipe designed to draw heat from the CPU up the heat pipes and disappears the heat along the surface of the fins. First thing you will notice on this the particular model is that from the top it appears to be a bug the fills are the wings and body. I don't think the design will come into play when looking at performance but its cool none the less. The shape reminds me of Titans Vanessa cooler that being said lets take a closer look into ZEROTherm's newest product by reviewing the installation procedure performance appearance and overall Pro's and Con's.

Specs:

 

ㆍSupport CPU list
Intel CoreTM 2 Exterme(Socket LGA775)
 
Intel CoreTM 2 Duo (Socket LGA775)
 
Intel Pentium Extreme Edition (Socket LGA 775)
 
Intel Pentium D (Socket LGA 775)
 
Intel Pentium 4 (Socket LGA775)
 
Intel Celeron D (Socket LGA775)
 
Athlon 64 X2 (Socket 939, AM2)
 
AMD Athlon 64 FX (Socket 939, AM2)
 
AMD Athlon 64 (Socket 754, 939, AM2)
 
AMD Sempron (Socket 754, AM2)
 
ㆍDimension 100(L) x 94(W) x 77(H) mm
 
ㆍHeatsink Material
Fin : Aluminum
 
Base : Copper
 
Heatpipe : Copper
 
ㆍHeat Dissipation Area 4,400 ㎠
 
ㆍCooling Capacity Over 150W
 
ㆍFan Dimension 92 x 25 mm
 
ㆍFan Speed Automatic fan speed control by PWM
750~2,500 rpm ( 10%) normally under 1,500 rpm
 
ㆍAcoustical Noise Max. 27 dBA ( 10%), normally under 18 dBA
 
ㆍAir Flow Max. 42.8 CFM
 
ㆍFan Connector 4-pin, 4-wire (PWM)
 
ㆍRated Voltage DC 12V
 
ㆍPower Consumption Max. 1.56W
 
ㆍWeight 458g (w/o optional components)

 

Features:

Killer Performance   ㆍSilence Innovations
 
     
 
 
Effective 8-line
heat pipe effects
More than 4,400 ㎠
heat dissipation area
  Silent UFO
(Ultra maglev Forms
Oil protection)
bearing fan
Automatic PWM fan
speed control
(750~2500 rpm,
normally under 1500 rpm)
 
Polished Copper base High performance
thermal grease
  Optimized air flow
design (Max. 42.8 CFM)
Super bright red LEDs

 

Price


 

Installation / Usage:

     The first phase of this review delves into just how the installation procedure is. We are going to look at speed and ease of procedure. The actual documentation and so on. Lets start with our step by step.


     First you must remove the stock cooler we are using an AMD X2 4400 Dual Core 64bit 939 socket CPU with an ASROCK ALi K8 mother board. As most experienced PC enthusiasts know removing the stock cooler is pretty easy. Just unlatch the pressure bar and gently wiggle the side. Be very care more then once I have seen CPU damage due to removing the cooler and the CPU is removed with it. Next read the instructions and make sure all the components came with the cooler.
 


 

 

 



 

Appearance:

     Appearance of this cooler is a bit different the LED fan is by far one of my favorite parts about the product. I am not into bugs but for folks building PC's for there children or for the supper butterfly nut this would be cool. Or like in my case you build a unit for your little lady and she thinks the cooler is so cute. Anyway overall visual appearance of this cooler definitely meets our standards. Might be cool if it came in other colors like blue, green or yellow might help when selling these units.

 

Quality:

 

     Well I have been running this cooler using several 775 Intel CPU's and a 939 X2 4400 Dual core and to be honest this thing rock.  The construction and removable fan are near perfect for any case.  Quality design makes this cooler by far one of the most reliable I have used in the test equipment.

 

Over View (Pros & Cons):

 

Pros:

Removable fan makes for easers access on install

Compatible with most chipsets.

Easy to install

Great instructions

Performs well

 

Cons:

It looks like a bug...  )

 

 

Conclusion:

    The only negative thing I really have about this cooler is the bug shape.  This make for a hard sell at times with the large number of choices that don't look like butterflies.  Other then that this cooler rocks.  It can easily cool most CPU's without extra cooling.  When all is said and done it is very reliable and quite The ZeroTHerm cooler gets our seal of approval. 5 out of 6 stars..  Well done.

 

Rating: 5 out of 6 Stars

Review Date: 11/31/06

Reviewer: pr101j (Paul)

 


 

Company Info

 

NORTH AMERICA  
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4355 Renaissance Dr. # 311, San Jose, CA 95134
Tel : +1-604-512-0415


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535 S. Raymond Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831 USA
Tel : +1-714-449-9398 Fax : +1-714-449-9791
URL : www.itelligentinc.com

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Tel : 604-273-3747??? Fax: 604-273-3534
URL :
www.iocanada.com

 


 

 

 

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