Coolink Corator DS - CPU Cooler Review Print

Coolink Corator DSPCWizKid loves reviewing a wide variety of CPU cooling solutions from all brands all over the world.  Today we look at what promises to be an impress CPU cooler form coolink.  The Corator DS and SWiF2 1200mm Fan combo will be put to the test in one of PCWizKid's overclocked systems.

Coolink stands for an effective conjunction of no-frills performance, excellent quality and attractive pricing. While Coolink held a strong presence in the Asian market ever since the late 90ies, it was not until 2005 that the brand was introduced to the European market on a large scale. After the launch of Coolink-Europe.com in late 2005, Coolink quickly became a well recognized brand for high-quality cooling components in Europe too.    Now Coolink products are also provided in North America and PCWizKid has the opportunity to trying one out.

Here are the highlights of the Corator DS CPU Cooler:

- Four 8mm heatpipes
- Asymmetrical dual fin stacks
- Gapless Direct Touch technology
- SWiF2-120P high-performance 120mm fan
- PWM fan speed control
- SecuFirm™2 multi-socket mounting system
- Chillaramic thermal compound

Specifications

Socket compatibility Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3
(backplate required)
Mainboard compatibility Compatibility
Height (with fan) 155 mm
Width (with fan) 140 mm
Depth (with fan) 121 mm
Weight (with fan) 1040 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins)
Fan size 120x120x25 mm
Fan Coolink SWiF2-120P
Bearing high-performance hydro-dynamic bearing
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 800 - 1700 RPM
Airflow 60.4 - 127.6 mł/h
Acoustical Noise 8.5 - 27.1 dB/A
Scope of Delivery Heatsink, SWiF2-120P Fan, Mounting Hardware (SecuFirm™2 for AMD & Intel), Thermal Paste, English Manual
Warranty 5 years
MSRP € 49.90 / US$ 59.90

Test system

- Jetway HA08 AM3 socket ATX motherboard

- 4GB Patriot G-Series DDR3 1333

- Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB Toxic Editio

- Seagate 7200.12 SATA HDD 500GB

- In Win Commander 1200 Watt Power Supply

- Lian Li PC-7FW Mid Tower Case

- Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

- Ambient room temperature 20C or 68F

Video Review

Conclusion

PCWizKid has first impressed at the quality of the package, with all the included necessities and the chillaramic thermal paste. Then when we first saw the four huge 8mm heatpipes, a dual fin stack tower design and a PWM controlled SWiF2 120mm fan, that combo truly showed great performance in getting our overclocked system to be cooler.  As seen in the video review the quality is of high grade, the installation is not that difficult.  It would make it even better if there were another SWiF2 120 mm fan on the outside of the Corator DS to add even more airflow!  The SWiF2 120mm fan is quiet and provides appropriate cooling from the inside out in this design. PCWizKid gives this a "Recommended Choice" award for its overall quality and performance for the price.