Dynatron Genius Reviewgotdamojo06 - November 4, 2009
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Taking a look at the Dynatron Genius CPU Cooler outside of the packaging, you are going to see that it uses the dual tower design with the fan inserted between the two heatsinks towering upwards. You can see that there is a tall heatsink that makes up the base of the cooler to add extra cooling space to help pull more heat off of the processor, you can also see that there are four thick heatpipes that come out of the base of the cooler and travel upwards. There is even spacing between the four heatpipes that travel through the large array of heatsink fins to make sure that the heat is dissipated evenly over the heatsink to help increase the effectiveness of the cooler. Looking at the side of the Genius CPU Cooler, you are going to see that there is a plastic covering that is going to help keep the air that is being moved with the fan go where it is intended to go.
Taking a closer look at the top of the cooler, you are going to see the four heatpipes come out of the array of fins that the cooler has allowing the heat to travel all the way up to the top of the cooler, making sure that all of the aspects of the cooler are going to be able to be utilized to their fullest. There is a piece of plastic in the middle of the cooler with the Dynatron logo printed on it, this is what is going to keep the fan in the middle in place and help direct the air that is being moved through the cooler. If you look at the base of the cooler, you are going to see that Genius cooler uses the direct heatpipe technology which allows the heatpipes to have direct contact with the IHS of your processor reducing the amount of material the heat has to pass through to reach the heatpipes. The heatpipes have been flattened and the polished nickel coloring has been removed to allow the copper to grab the heat the best it can.
There is one fan installed on the Dynatron Genius CPU Cooler, it is a 120x120x25mm fan without the outter casing that most 120mm fans have to install inside of your case. The fan operates at anywhere from 0.6W to 5.4W at 100% fan speed, which is 1600RPM. The fan can move 68.0CFM when it is operating at 100% and at that speed is producing 26.0dBA. Dynatron has even given us the static pressure of the fan which is 1.379mm-H2O when it is operating at 100%. The fan supports PWM functions which allows the fan to adjust its speed depending on how hot the processor's cores are operating at.
As I mentioned before, the Dynatron Genius has a rather large heatsink attached to the base of the cooler, this is going to allow more heat to be pulled off the processor at a quicker rate, the heatsink has multiple high points on it which increase the surface area of the heatsink which is going to allow more heat to be pulled off of the processor. The Genius cooler uses the two heatsinks in one design with the fan in between the two towers of the heatsink, this splits the heatpipes in half and each half gets its own tower to direct the heat towards to help reduce the amount of heat held by the heatsink.
Installing the mounting hardware on the Dynatron Genius CPU Cooler is quite simplistic, once you have figured out what socket you are going to be installing it on and know which set of brackets you are going to need, you take the four screws packaged with the cooler and screw the brackets down onto the base in the pre-drilled holes. It is pretty self-explanatory and a standard practice among coolers on the market. The only difference that Dynatron has from others is there is only one set of pushpins for all three of the Intel brackets, however all you need to do is feed the clear part through the hole and slide the black top over it and it is ready to be installed in your system.
The Dynatron Genius CPU Cooler fits nice and easy into the NZXT Beta Evo chassis that I am going to be testing the cooler inside of, it does not come close to hitting the RAM that is installed and does not take up too much space that it gets in the way of removing the RAM sticks if needed or taking out the motherboard with the cooler installed.
Now that we know exactly how the Dynatron Genius CPU Cooler is designed, it is time to take a look at the specifications of the cooler and compare it to the stock Intel cooler.