Pros: Copper Core, FDB PWM Fan, Metal pins, Fits in Intel CPU Exclusion Zone, Cheap
Cons: Small burr at base, Doesn't keep up at high load overclocks
Stock on left, Logisys on right.
- It is beefier than the stock unit as you can see. It does have aluminum fins but with a large copper core. It is built to within Intel's specifications for the CPU exclusion zone.
- I was seriously impressed, the core has a near mirror finish on it which was covered from the factory. I tried to get a picture of it, but all I have is my phone and I'm no photographer.
- The fan is about 20mm larger with fluid bearings and PWM control. Relatively quiet.
- The pins are real metal screws instead of plastic and it does come with a backplate that is not shown.
The only problem is the aluminum edge on the bottom around the copper core was slightly sharp and protruded a bit. I assumed this would negatively affect my thermal paste application, so I took a small metal file and deburred it. You could probably manage to deburr it with a metal fingernail file. It took less than 5 minutes to fix this issue.
I ran 4.0 in Prime95 for 15 minutes and it was hovering around 90 degrees. During normal use, it runs around 50c.