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Cooler Master shares more "Black" details

Cooler Master shares more "Black" details

Cooler Master has revealed some more details about the Black bundle we revealed last month.

Cooler Master has revealed the second part of its exclusive limited edition "Black" bundle today, a modified Hyper Z600 "Black" CPU cooler.

The new cooler not only sports a new top-to-bottom black appearance - a first from Cooler Master - but the company claims that it has made some modifications that now make the Hyper Z600 "Black" is "the best performing CPU cooler on the market."

When we reviewed the original Hyper Z600 in October, we found that it was the highest-performing cooler we've tested with two fans in a push/pull arrangement. However, with just one fan, the Z600 was sat very much in the mid-table.

Cooler Master has supplied a single 120mm temperature-controlled fan with the Z600 Black, which uses a PWM to switch between 800 and 2,200 RPM depending on CPU load, and an airflow cover - or shroud - that is designed to minimise any airflow loss by forcing air over the fins.

The unit will only be available as part of the limited run of 500 "Black" bundles, which includes the Cosmos Black Edition case we've already talked about. Cooler Master says this new bundle will be released on December 11th, so there's not much longer to wait if you're looking to get your hands on one of these limited edition bundles.

What do you think about the changes to the cooler? Let us know in the forums.

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Jaguar_Infinity 4th December 2008, 15:30 Quote
Looks nice but doesnt black absorb/retain heat more than any other surface colour?
ChaosDefinesOrder 4th December 2008, 15:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jaguar_Infinity
Looks nice but doesnt black absorb/retain heat more than any other surface colour?

yes but bizarrely enough black, and matte black especially, also radiate heat away the best as well!
Nictron 4th December 2008, 16:42 Quote
I can buy a Cooler Master Cosmos Black + HyperZ600 Black CPU Cooler + Cooler Master Black PSU 850 Watt for $800 here in SA. I received the advert yesterday.
scarrmrcc 4th December 2008, 16:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jaguar_Infinity
Looks nice but doesnt black absorb/retain heat more than any other surface colour?

black TRANSFERS heat the best. so if you need to cool something down, paint it black, if you need to warm it up, paint it black.
airchie 4th December 2008, 17:02 Quote
Locks like one sweet cooler.
Don't think it'll fit in my laptop though... :D
Cobalt 4th December 2008, 17:23 Quote
Would be better if the bottom plate wasn't black. Lapped copper for me please :)
Paradigm Shifter 4th December 2008, 17:23 Quote
"the best performing CPU cooler on the market"...?

Wow... that's some claim there. I mean, they've only got three different flavours of the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 to beat (normal, black, all copper... if you count the all copper given that it was a limited run)... wonder if they're right, or if it's just the normal marketing hype? My guess is the latter.
_DTM2000_ 4th December 2008, 17:46 Quote
That does look very nice, and I'm sure the matching case will be too. But why all this limited edition 500 units crap. I hate that sort of thing. Just mass produce it so that whoever wants one can get one!
Javerh 4th December 2008, 17:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by scarrmrcc
black TRANSFERS heat the best. so if you need to cool something down, paint it black, if you need to warm it up, paint it black.

If you want to get precise about it, black color only affects radiation emission and absorption. Both get amplified by matt black. Because the cooler is warmer than the surrounding air, emission wins the day and the cooler gets cooled
Tim S 4th December 2008, 19:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
"the best performing CPU cooler on the market"...?

Wow... that's some claim there. I mean, they've only got three different flavours of the Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 to beat (normal, black, all copper... if you count the all copper given that it was a limited run)... wonder if they're right, or if it's just the normal marketing hype? My guess is the latter.

I'm thinking it's the latter too since we've only tested the TRUE with a single 120mm fan, whereas the Hyper Z600 only topped out performance charts with TWO fans in push/pull.
Nexxo 4th December 2008, 21:07 Quote
^^^ Teh sexeah.
mooseguy 4th December 2008, 22:36 Quote
@Nexxo It's awesome *drool* *wipes drool off nice TRUE black*
cpemma 4th December 2008, 22:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguar_Infinity
Looks nice but doesnt black absorb/retain heat more than any other surface colour?

yes but bizarrely enough black, and matte black especially, also radiate heat away the best as well!
At CPU temperature heads over ambient radiation is negligible compared to forced convection. Colour matters not a jot.

What does matter is the 2,200RPM fan. Not a low-noise sink, then. :|
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...people living in hot climates tend to be dark skinned, and people who live in cold climates tend to be light skinned.
This does not make sense, does it?
ParaHelix.org 5th December 2008, 02:02 Quote
It looks awesome but one of the things I have always worried about with such huge coolers is the weight, it looks like it would punch a hole right through the motherboard, obviously they wouldn’t release them it they were heavy enough to do that but don’t they bend the board at least?
Slyr7.62 5th December 2008, 04:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by cpemma
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...people living in hot climates tend to be dark skinned, and people who live in cold climates tend to be light skinned.
This does not make sense, does it?
Makes perfect sense.....
Hot climates=sunshine, which means getting tan. Cold climates usually mean less sunshine, or most skin is covered, so most cold-climate people are light-skinned since they don't always get much sun.

on-topic. I don't pay over $40 for a HS+F, usually, sorry CM. :P.

Plus, I'm not having over 800g hanging on my mobo.
docodine 5th December 2008, 05:57 Quote
Looks cool, I guess.

Why not just paint the original one black, and save yourself some money?
Gremlin 5th December 2008, 09:40 Quote
you never know maybe their 'enhancements' have improved the single fan efficiency of the cooler, that'd mean chuck a second fan on it and voila better cooling

but that said i recon bit-tech definitely needs to review this bundle ASAP
Horizon 5th December 2008, 20:29 Quote
comments about black, that only comes into play when light is involved. So the fact that it is colored black is only cosmetic.

If you guys look at the bottom-left pic they've blocked off the gaps between the heatsink and cooler.
m0ng0lh0rde 6th December 2008, 16:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by ParaHelix.org
It looks awesome but one of the things I have always worried about with such huge coolers is the weight, it looks like it would punch a hole right through the motherboard, obviously they wouldn’t release them it they were heavy enough to do that but don’t they bend the board at least?

Which is in part why I still have yet to mount a cooler I bought almost a year ago yet...

Got my hands on a Thermaltake Tower 112 Pure Cu for under $20. Thing weighs in at close to 1lb or so. I've got the plans in my head to modify my motherboard tray, so that the weight transfers to that, rather than the motherboard, but I'm still worried about the thing breaking loose and dropping...

Maybe I'll use some wire to brace it internally (ghetto, but I don't have a window, so only I'd know about this...)
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