You know those black- and white-coated Enermax ETS-T40 heatsinks we reviewed last September? At CES this week, Lepa (Enermax's sister brand) had some similar designs with blue, green, and red finishes on display. Scott captured a video of the blue model, which was outfitted with a disco-style fan:
Scott also snapped pictures of the green and red models. The green one has more of a military camo hue, while its red sibling has kind of a sports car vibe:
All three of these are prototypes. Lepa showed them in order to gauge interest, and it'll decide whether or not to proceed with a commercial release if they generate enough (proverbial) buzz.
Now, I can't be the only one who finds bare aluminum fins and copper heatpipes a little dull. As we saw in our testing of the ETS-T40, the color coating doesn't reduce cooling performance, so there's no form-versus-function tradeoff to going with a snazzier-looking finish. If these Lepa designs are just as good as the Enermax offerings, I do hope we'll see them in stores eventually.
|Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs||121|
|Newest Thermaltake Urban case has dual doors||17|
|Deal of the week: Discounted Windows and cheap storage||9|
|MSI gaming barebones has Mini-ITX mobo, external overclocking button||32|
|Fan-made Morrowind remake looks amazing||33|
|Thursday Night Shortbread||41|
|Razer unveils homebrewed mechanical keyboard switches||46|
|Watch Dogs rescheduled for May 27||14|