Corsair's been quite the busy body at CeBIT. In addition to a new line of flash drives, Corsair also used the convention to launch a pair of new CPU air coolers, the A70 and A50.
Corsair's A70 targets the high-end crowd with "exceptional cooling performance" through four 8mm copper heatpipes integrated into a highly-polished aluminum base. Similar to Cooler Master's Hyper 212 Plus (our review here), the heatpipes look to whisk away heat more efficiently by making direct contact with the CPU's integrated heatspreader (IHS). The A70 also comes with two dual-speed 120mm fans arranged in a "Push-Pull" configuration.
The A50 takes things down a notch with three heatpipes instead of four, but these will also make direct contact with the IHS. It includes a single 120mm fan and a compact design, Corsair says.
Case manufacturer HD Plex looks to make noisy HTPC enclosures a thing of the past, as the company just announced a new HTPC case devoid of any fans. Instead, the all-aluminum chassis relies on heatpipes to get the cooling job done.
"We set out to create a family of products that look good when combined with high-end A/V equipment, and are silent and affordable," said Larry Liu, CEO of HD Plex. "We ended up accomplishing our goals. Our new line of H-series HTPC enclosures combine skillful engineering with an eye for minimalism design, heatpipe cooling for silent operation, and all at a price piont competitive with the current market."
HD Plex says its fanless case comes in three different sizes and variations, including mATX (H10), mini-ITX (H5), and the H3, which the company claims is the "smallest ever heatpipe cooled enclosure." All three models include an LGA775 heatsink and heatpipe kit and an anti-vibration mounting kit for 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives, along with an optional chipset cooling kit sold separately.