Tower-style processor heatsinks are all the rage these days, and Corsair, already known for its liquid-cooling kits, has succumbed to that trend. At CeBIT earlier today, the company introduced the Air Series A70 and Air Series A50, two processor coolers that combine 120-mm fans with vertical designs and copper heat pipes.
As the higher-end model, the A70 has the nicest feature set: four 8-mm copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the processor and channel heat up into a network of aluminum fins; a pair of dual-speed 120-mm fans, which Corsair says it arranged in a "'Push-Pull' configuration"; and rubber fan mounts designed to keep vibration and noise to a minimum.
The A50 doesn't look all that different, although it has only three 8-mm pipes and a single 120-mm fan. The base is a different color, too, although it's presumably made out of aluminum just like on the A70. Fan speeds on both products can be set to either 1,600 or 2,000 RPM. Airflow and noise should be 50 CFM and 26 dBA, respectively, at the lowest setting, and 61 CFM and 31.5 dBA at the highest.
Both heatsinks also support the full gamut of sockets on the market today, including LGA775, LGA1156, LGA1366, Socket AM2, and Socket AM3. And Corsair covers the pair with a two-year warranty, too. See the gallery below for some images.
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