The AeroCool DCC-C900 CPU Cooler uses Direct Core Contact (DCC) technology which allows the heatpipes to be in direct contact with the top of the CPU. Its relatively compact size makes it ideal for smaller builds. However, it doesn’t support the latest and greatest CPU architectures.
The DCC-C900 is composed of two parts: the heatsink and the fan. The fan obviously attaches onto the heatsink. The 92mm fan fits perfectly over the 120mm height and 82mm length of the heatsink. The fins on the heatsink have an extended “v” shape on one side and an extended “w” shape on the other. There are two sets of ripples on the fin edges on either side of the fan, probably to help cool the heatpipes inside.
A red and black DCC technology placard rests on the top of the heatsink. There are two divots on either side of the heatsink which extend through the whole stack of fins. The smaller one is used for securing the fan to the heatsink, while the larger is most likely designed for cooling purposes.
Three 6mm heatpipes extend from one side, touching the base and then back up the other side to make a “U” shape.
Two identical latching devices are secured in the center of the base of the heatsink and extend around the heatpipes to secure the cooler onto a plastic base, which will then be secured on the motherboard.
The base of the heatsink has a nice polished finish. You can see that there is a gap in between all three of the heatpipes and that they are all slightly shaved down to get the direct contact feature of the cooler. I see some minor problems with the base, although they may not affect performance, they are still some concerns that I have. The first is that the edge of the base doesn’t appear to either be sanded properly. The second being the gaps on the edges of the heatpipes; it almost seems like they should be filled.
Aug 19, 2014 0