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Cooler Master Sphere CPU Cooler Review - ThinkComputers.org

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Product: Cooler Master Sphere CPU Cooler
Date: September 15, 2008
Author: Greg Baden
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Cooler Master
Pages: 1 2 3 4
Discussion: Discuss in Forums



Introduction

Today we got a chance to check out the second of three Cooler Master CPU Coolers, the Sphere. Spherical in shape the Sphere includes a blue LED vortex fan which cools the entire set of copper fins. This CPU cooler is almost entirely composed of copper and only has four heatpipes and still cools pretty good. Spinning at a maximum of 2200RPM the Sphere outputs only about 22dBA of noise, this is uncommon for typical fans. Let's see what else the Sphere has to offer...

Features


Specifications

CPU Support:
- Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo
- Pentium Extreme, Pentium Dual-Core, Pentium D, Pentium 4
- Celeron Dual-Core, Celeron D, Celeron
- AMD Phenom
- Athlon 64 FX,Athlon 64 X2,Athlon X2
- Sempron
Dimensions: 113 x 132 mm
Weight: 684.54 g
Heat Sink Material: 100% copper heatsink with 4 heatpipes
Heat Pipes Dimensions: 6 mm
Fan Type: Blue LED Fan
Fan Dimension (W / H / D): 66 x 68 mm
Fan Speed: 2200 R.P.M.
Fan Airflow: 84.7 CFM
Bearing Type: Long life sleeve
Fan Life Expectancy: 40,000 hours
Fan Noise Level (dB-A): 22 dBA
Connector: 3-pin
Rated Voltage: 12 V
Start Voltage: 6 V
Operating Voltage: 6~13.8 V
Rated Current: 0.4 A
Input Power: 4.8 W

Packaging

The Cooler Master Sphere comes packed in a black retail box with the Sphere Cooler being visible through the front of the box. Glossy stripes surround circle around the front opening all the way to the back of the box, where they continue to circle around the smaller opening which shows the heatsink.


The Sphere is packed between two plastic pieces clamped together that also hold all of the parts and user's manual.


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