Coated in a beautiful dark nickel finish and sporting twin BlackStar fans the Eclipse is sure to shine in any case with a windowed panel. Looks aside it has a winning combination of features that should really give the long reigning CPU Coolers something to sweat about.
Five 8mm heatpipes come into direct contact with the CPU giving more than enough transfer area to wick heat away. Coupled to these heatpipes are 46 individual aluminum fins to aid in the heat transfer. Notable as well is how tightly packed the sides of these fins are on the leading edges. This should almost act like a shroud in directing the airflow through the cooler and not losing airflow through its sides. Of course one needs higher powered fans to usually do that, something the Eclipse looks to feature. Both BlackStar fans bear unique resemblance to something Coolermaster offers, and if this is the case this cooler has a lot of potential to shine.
Compatibility is just as important in this day and age, and as such the TherMax Eclipse comes ready. Intel Support is everything 775 and onwards, while AMD is 939 and up. This should give builders past and present something to look forward to when it hits store shelves.
Availability is slated for this month with an MSRP of 52.99USD.