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Which one is better, The Core, or the Globalwin WBK?

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Mar 16, 2001
Lafayette, La.
Oh MY God. Are you actually considering that hunk of swiss cheese?

Oh MY God. Are you actually considering that hunk of swiss cheese?

I'm not sure whose review you read but it must have been someones who sells the thing. Cooler work by transfering heat from one place to another. In a computer system you transfer heat from the cpu to the surrounding air. I don't care how you do it, it all comes down to surface area and airflow. That's why most HSF manufacturers put as many fins as they can on thier heatsinks. To get more surface area. Even in water cooling and TEC it still comes down to surface area and airflow. In a water cooling setup all you are doing is transfering the heat to water and then to the air with a radiator that has much better airflow and much more surface area than a tradtional HSF unit. And with a TEC all you are doing is increasing the efficancy of the HSF or water cooling system by raising the delta temp, but you still need the surface area and airflow to transfer the heat of both the cpu and the TEC.

Guess I am starting to ramble. The point I am trying to make is that "The Core" has very little surface area. I haven't tested it myself so I won't say anything bad about it, but I would bet that the review you read had a link to buy the core.

Not to mention the mounting system seems very complicated. It could be possible to damage your cpu or mainboard while mounting it.