Now that we are all out from under the watchful eye of the IRS and have successfully cashed our income tax checks, it’s time to put some of that stimulus money back into the economy. I was nice to myself and bought a few creature comforts. A new hi-def, and Xbox 360, and some cushy leather furniture. My gaming area has gotten quite comfortable over the last month or so. Thing is, I have been ignoring my first love. No, not my beautiful girlfriend, you silly asses. My computer. Summer is coming, the heat is rising, and it’s time to prepare my baby for the possibility of overheating. Tis the season to invest in some coolin’ gear!
Evercool is come out with a new CPU cooler for i7 and LGA775 systems that is not only compatible with the latest breeds off Intel processors, it’s low profile and actually looks fairly cool compared to some of the other gawful heatsinks that are roaming the virtual shelves of my favorite hardware sites. Here’s a little info on the HPK-10025EA before we down to the nitty gritty on that biznitch:
Fully equipped for maximum cooling efficiency, the Evercool HPK-10025EA CPU Cooler is an effective way to help regulate the interior temperatures of your PC. To obtain such an excellent cooling efficiency, this Evercool CPU Cooler features 4 heatpipes in 6mm and HDT Tech, as well as an extremely quiet fan that is built to provide more air flow within your system. Compatible with an impressive number of motherboards, the Evercool HPK-10025EA CPU Cooler is an ideal application for Intel Core i7 & P4 LGA775 series.
Now that we have all that mumbo jumbo out of the way, here’s what I think of it. Out of the box, there’s an assortment of goodies to get you on your way to installing. The instruction book is an excellent guide to get you started, but if you’re like me, you’re probably willing to just attempt it all over and over, screwing up until you get it right. The heatsink itself is nestled tightly inside the box, right on top of the baggie of assorted screws and adapters for affixing the cooler to your CPU. It’s minimal and straight to the point. Nothing at all wrong with that.
On the next page we install the heatsink…