Evercool Nighthawk VC-F117 - The Sleek Stealth Design
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The copper heatsink was shaped in a triangular form with a piece of plastic on top to make it look like an F-117 Stealth plane.
As you can see from the picture, the VC-F117 is made to look like F-117, but once you take the plastic cover off, it is nothing but a hunk of copper with a good old fan in the middle. For those who are going “Well, what the hell is an F-117?” here is the picture of this unique machine in action.
Once the plastic is off, the heatsink reveals its true form, which is a bit different from what I had expected. Instead of the fan being situated on top pushing the air down through the fins, it is leveled with the fins, circulating the hot air sideways. This type of construction is usually found on smaller, cheaper units and is rarely seen on heatsinks of this respectable weight and size.
The problem usually lies in the amount of surface needed to effectively push the air sideways and not down, which requires a much larger heatsink. This type of heatsink is rarely used for CPUs as the retail space on the motherboard is far too precious for such a design. But this is for the video card GPU, which is facing down towards the ground and the space is not that big of an issue.
Here is a side view of the unit, just to give you an idea of how the fins are situated on the heatsink.
So let’s get down to the nitty and gritty and see how this model stealth performs and, as usual, see if it is worth buying or is simply another marketing gimmick.
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