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Old February 21, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Default Spire Introduces the TME III CPU Cooler

The TMEIII is the next evolution of the hugely successful TherMax Eclipse CPU cooler series. The increased number of heat-pipes combined with a higher number and density of dimpled fins and crowned with two (2) high airflow, Nano Bearing DC fans for extreme cooling performance. Five (5) U-shaped 8 mm all-copper heat-pipes are in direct contact with the CPU heat-spreader (heat source), rapid heat transfer to the 45 aluminum dimpled fins providing a larger surface area for optimum heat dissipation.

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Old February 21, 2012, 01:45 PM
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- Five (5) 8 mm all copper U-shaped sinter-powder heat-pipes
- Heat-pipe base direct contact with all of the processor area
- Straight lined heat-pipes allowing air to easily pass through
- Stamped aluminum wide fins for best surface rate
- Dimpled surface fin for increased heat transfer rate
- All black-Nickel coated heat-pipes to preserve killer looks from oxidation
- Two (2pcs) 120 mm BlackStar 7 blade DC fan included
- High Quality, Long MTBF precision Nano – Bearing
- Supports AM2/AM3 socket 939/940/ 775/1155/1156 & 1366/2011
- Best cooling performance on hot CPUs up to TDP 150 W
- PWM fan speed control, 4 Pin Mainboard Connector
So..... do we buy this? I can accept that it might provide more surface area, but wonder if the disruption of airflow on the bottom from the dimples would negate any benefit........
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So..... do we buy this? I can accept that it might provide more surface area, but wonder if the disruption of airflow on the bottom from the dimples would negate any benefit........
It would just create more small little eddies and interference but a High static pressure fan should be able to overcome that.

Though I would have to test it to be sure.

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So..... do we buy this? I can accept that it might provide more surface area, but wonder if the disruption of airflow on the bottom from the dimples would negate any benefit........
I'm guessing the thought is that it is similar to a golf ball, as long as you can keep air flow laminar (the dimples can't be too big or they destroy the laminar sublayer adjacent to the fins) it would increase cooling capacity.

I agree it would have to be tested, but fan static pressure shouldn't matter too much because laminar sublayer is based off of viscosity rather than air speed or pressure.
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