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Our massive LGA775 cooler mega test, featured here, found that a greater number of heatsink manufacturers are opting for pure size as a means of increasing air-cooled performance. A larger surface area inexorably leads to more dissipation potential - and that's why 120mm fans are becoming pervasive at the top-end of the aftermarket cooler sector.



The soon-to-be-introduced Cooler Master Sphere bucks the trend somewhat. It uses a blower-type (Vortex) fan to provide '360-degree' cooling around the heatsink's fins and quad heatpipes.

The Sphere - named so for obvious reasons - also features an all-copper base and blue LED. It'll fit LGA775/AM2/S940/939/754 motherboards and will ship in the next month or so. Expect it to be priced at the low end of the market. We'll be looking to see how it performs against some larger competition and will add its results to our roundup.
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I seriously had a thought today about how a sphere heatsink would work. Since surface area is the name of the game these days, a sphere seemed like a natural progression... nice
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lol I like how in the picture, the heatsink overlaps not one but 2 of the ram slots and possibly even preventing the third slot from being used, at least on this particular board.
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its not a true sphere as the top and bottom are open . . put it on its side and its a Zalman . .. with a different fan
 
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lol I like how in the picture, the heatsink overlaps not one but 2 of the ram slots and possibly even preventing the third slot from being used, at least on this particular board.
was looking at the picture and thinking the same thing.. hopefully its just that board, otherwise someones fired..
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The last Sphere heasink they made was kinda crappy. I'll be interested to see how this one does.
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post #8 of 14
If it works well, it'll be as loud as a 747. If it's not loud, it's bound to block your ram, PCI(e) slots. If it's not obtrusive, then it will be so hard to install that you could never gain the benefit of such a device.

Otherwise, I'll eat my ha--- Wait, I've already used that one. On another note, hot sauce makes hats tasty!
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The spherical shape would make it much easier to throw out your back door if it doesn't work very well.
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They need to find an alternative to air (EG super cheap low to no maintenance cooling that is more efficient then air.)
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