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Targeted at HTPC users, the AXP-140 stands at just 7cm tall. In fact, you could stuff a system with this cooler mounted into any HTPC case that has just 11cm of height clearance. Although the primary consumer would be HTPC users, enthusiasts running high-end rigs can also use this heatsink for their systems if they prefer down-draft airflow construction.


Unlike tower-styled heatsinks, down-draft airflow helps to cool motherboard components such as the neighbouring northbridge and more importantly, the MOSFETs.



You could install either a 120mm fan, or a 140mm fan on it. Running a bigger fan at lower speed produces the same airflow as a smaller fan at a comparatively slightly higher speed, but doing the former cuts down on noise output.



There are six nickel-plated heatpipes that are soldered to a nickel-plated full copper base for high efficiency heat transfer.



So far, this AXP-140 is only known to support the LGA 775 platform.



Let's take a look at some heatsink data:

Dimensions - 145 x 147 x 70.2 mm (L x W x H)
Weight - 900g
Heatpipes - 6 nickel-plated
Base - Copper (but nickel-plated)
Fans - 120mm or 140mm

Retail price is estimated to be about US$59.
EDIT:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24905
Edited by Marin - 12/30/08 at 7:52pm
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post #2 of 38
I might pick one of these up for an HTPC build, but thats gonna be a pain in the ass to install w/o a removable motherboard tray.. *JaKe*
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post #3 of 38
Looks like a PITA to install.
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Still, at least it would be good for those with cases that don't play well with the TRUE because of the door fans.
    
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I can't wait to see performance data on this.
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post #6 of 38
wow i like this!!! ill get one with my tax returns, since im wanting an htpc anyhow lol
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Rather expensive eh
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Alright, whos gonna put this on their gpu?
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http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/noctu...pu-cooler.html

Taller [not HTPC oriented] but slays other coolers for downward airflow coolers.
and is ultra quiet [i love noctua fans]
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post #10 of 38
It's heavier than the TRUE 120 and IFX-14, which are both 790g. This is getting interesting

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...50aHVzaWFzdA==
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...50aHVzaWFzdA==
Edited by arkheii - 12/26/08 at 10:25am
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