Sytrin KuFormula VF1 GPU Cooler ReviewFormer staff writer - May 11, 2006
Category: VGA Cooling
Price: $35 USD
Sytrin, a word that most people will no doubt relate to citrus or a soft juicy fruit. Now while this cooler may look juicy, it is actually a battle-hardened titan of a cooler. Sytrin being founded in Asia has a much different outlook on computer hardware then we do. Sytrin has not been a major contender in the North American side of computer hardware, and since they are based out of Asia, a lot of their products have not had the chance to make it over here to North America. Now whether this Sytrin KuFormula VF1 Plus VGA cooler will be able to hold its own against the big boys is yet to be seen. Being a new kid on the block, the KuFormula is definitely a menacing cooler, not just in size, but in weight as well.
When I received this package in the mail, I was surprised by the size of the box it was packed in. The box was spotless and came adorned with a shipping label stamped in some form of Chinese. Upon opening the shipping box, I was assaulted by a wad of shredded Chinese newspaper. Underneath this mess of shredded paper was the cooler itself nestled snugly into a bubble wrapped bag and tucked into the bottom of the box.
Removing the box from its shipping material the first thing I noticed was the enormous heat piped heat sink along with the cylindrical fan. While I was removing all the hardware from the box, I was very impressed with the tight Styrofoam that they used to secure it into box. Everything was snug and had a very secure feel to it. Once I got all the parts out and laid down to have a look at them, I admit that I was a little baffled as to how Sytrin was expecting me to assemble and install this unit. But after having a glance through the instruction manual, my uneasy feeling was quashed.
This cooler came packaged with the heat piped heat sink, which has a small Copper base that is connected via 2 heat pipes to the larger aluminum fins that are on top. While this unit looks large, it also has a substantial weight to it. For its size, it is very dense so I don't think that there will be any issues regarding lack of material for cooling potential.