OCZ Gladiator Max

By on April 9, 2009
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The Heatsink The front face of the heatsink is flat as that is where the 120mm fan will be mounted; you can see the number of fins and the heatpipes running through them.   You can see the true shape of the heatsink from its’ sides.   The rear of the heatsink has a different [...]

The Heatsink

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The front face of the heatsink is flat as that is where the 120mm fan will be mounted; you can see the number of fins and the heatpipes running through them.

 

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You can see the true shape of the heatsink from its’ sides.

 

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The rear of the heatsink has a different shape.

 

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The top exposes the four copper heatpipes with an OCZ logo embossed on the topmost aluminium fin.

 

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The base plate has its’ own aluminium fins shared with the four copper heatpipes on the sides.

 

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The base of the heatsink shows OCZ’s unique design – the heatpipes run through the aluminium base plate and touch the CPU surface directly, thus maximising the transfer of heat (as copper is a better conductor of heat than aluminium). Judging by the amount of copper exposed at the base, it would appear that the heatpipes will be doing most of the work by taking the heat away from the CPU directly.

 

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A quick test on the base of the heatsink to check the finish gives a poor result – the screw is barely reflected. Hardcore users might want to polish this up before using it.

 

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The 120mm fan that OCZ is using for the Gladiator Max heatsink is by “Top Talent” with model number DT1212MSHP(L) rated to run at 1500 RPM with 26.4CFM with noise level of 32dBA.

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