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CR-95C Black Pearl IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler
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(20 customer ratings / 1 review)

Nofan CR-95C Black Pearl IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler

This next-generation fanless CPU cooler uses IcePipe technology - no fans, no dust, no noise. It is capable of silently cooling almost any modern processor with a TDP (thermal design power) output of up to 95 watts.

Features

  1. Totally fanless CPU cooler with pearl black nickel-plating
  2. Uses patented IcePipe technology
  3. Can cool Intel & AMD CPUs with TDP of 95 watts or less
  4. Maintenance free and dust free
  5. Absolutely silent in operation
  6. Compatible with Intel LGA1150/1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

Fanless cooling - at last!

Probably the biggest technical advancement of the last decade in the field of PC cooling has been the invention of the thermal heatpipe. This has allowed a much greater efficiency of heatsink to be designed since heatpipes are good at moving heat from one location to another, both quickly and silently.

However, the performance of heatpipes has been limited by their internal design, which relies on cyclic evaporation and condensation of the water inside them. That is until now! The next generation heatpipe has arrived - it's smaller, lighter, wickless and offers a massive improvement in performance. Its design is patented by Nofan Corporation of South Korea, and it's called the IcePipe.

The holy grail of quiet computing is excellent cooling without resorting to the use of a fan. Rather than using forced airflow along with its associated problems (noise, dust-build up, bearing wear and limited lifespan), convection cooling is undoubtedly the technology of the future and because of the IcePipe, this is now a realistic possibility.

The exact details of how the IcePipe works are a trade secret, but in essence it operates by liquid capillary action. By making the pipe very small, natural perpetual circulation of the liquid inside takes place and heat is efficiently dissipated into the attached heatsink fins. Of course, like conventional heatpipes, the IcePipes are permanently sealed in the factory so that no liquid can ever escape.

Nofan's flagship CPU cooler

The CR-95C is Nofan's flagship CPU cooler and replaces the CR-100A which was a slightly larger first-generation version. Because the CR-95C is physically a little smaller, it has much improved compatibility because of reduced interference with other motherboard components. It is certainly a thing of great beauty and if you happen to have a side-window in your PC, a definite talking point!

The primary consideration with the CR-95C (like all CPU coolers) is its ability to cool hot-running processors. The heat generated by a CPU is defined by its TDP (thermal design power) and is measured in watts. Newer processors tend to run cooler than previous generation models, although there will always be a trade-off between speed and heat. The CR-95C can continuously and silently cool any processor with a TDP specification of 95 watts and under, which includes the majority of processors on the market today - even high performance ones.

Please note - this cooler is only available as part of a system and not available as a separate component.


SpecificationsCR-95C Black Pearl
ElectroplatingPearl Black Nickel
CompatibilityIntel LGA115x and AMD AM3, AM2+ AM2 (not AM4 compatible)
Max TDP95W
Installation MethodIntel and AMD - backplate, requires motherboard removal
Dimensions (diameter x height)180mm x 148mm
Weight730 g
Thermal resistance @ 25°C ambient0.51 °C/W
Dissipation area217,036 mm²
CPU supported cores / clock speedsSingle, dual and quad / all speeds
Maximum RAM height32 mm
Supplied thermal greaseNF-SI100
Acoustic noise level0.0 dBA
Warranty24 months

Customer Reviews

Great Passive Cooler

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Fitting this cooler was fairly self explanatory but due to the size of the cooler it was fairly fiddly to fit. Other than this the cooler looks fantastic and has been doing a great job cooling my computer. With normal workloads I don't even need any case fans running to keep the CPU at reasonable temps. Whilst torture testing the CPU with Prime 95 the CPU temp did get up to 85 Celsius after 15 mins. Whilst it's unlikely someone will be running loads like this with normal use, just to be on the safe side I would add some case fans that will come on as temps get too hot. With just 2 120mm case fans running, the CPU temperature reached a consistent 70-ish Celsius whilst running Prime 95 in the hottest settings.

 

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