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G.Skill's Trident, Perfect Storm and, err, watch?

G.Skill's Trident, Perfect Storm and, err, watch?

It's a memory value-add, but is it a watch or memory cooler?

CeBIT 2009: G.Skill has expanded its wordy product line lately, moving from the older Pi series to other DDR3 memory packages including the Perfect Storm series Core i7 kits which come with a dual 60mm air cooler (plus the obligatory blue LEDs), except the surface area of heatsinks underneath isn’t particularly great even if the fans fit quite nicely into the groves at the end.

The latest Trident modules have better heatsinks but an even weirder fan mount that screws into the middle instead. With a 4-pin connector instead of 3-pin it’s a little strange.

The most interesting addition to G.Skill’s memory catalogue is its new fan which looks like watch. Having seen the mock-ups before CeBIT, these early samples still need work (and a name) although the design is pleasantly curvy. It will only be used as a bundled item for the branded (Pi, etc) memory kits, rather than a separate product, but these days is it really a value-add?

With no new SSDs on show, G.Skill risks being left behind by the likes of OCZ which has just got its hyper performance Vertex and Summit products to market (albeit in limited quantities right now).

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

G.Skill's Trident, Perfect Storm and, err, watch? CeBIT 09: G.Skill Trident, Perfect Storm & Watch? G.Skill's Trident, Perfect Storm and, err, watch? CeBIT 09: G.Skill Trident, Perfect Storm & Watch?

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ChaosDefinesOrder 9th March 2009, 11:42 Quote
It's a shame they're not selling that "watch" separately, I'd actually buy that, would go well with my current set-up!
Mister_X 9th March 2009, 12:24 Quote
this is just tech for techs sake. complete waste of time.
ChaosDefinesOrder 9th March 2009, 12:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mister_X
this is just tech for techs sake. complete waste of time.

That depends on the air-flow in your case - even the Noctua cooler I use only just clips the tips of the Dominator DHX+ RAM fins - I don't like that so a clip on fan would be nice, but the dominator airflow fan set thingy is too large and excessive (and possibly noisy given the 3 fans)
Slyr7.62 9th March 2009, 20:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
a clip on fan would be nice
Yes. I'll be making my own dual-fan RAM cooler, but having a factory made one would be nice.

Ninja Edit: I like the G.Skill's fan module that is black(possibly remove the fan's LED's).
Bindibadgi 9th March 2009, 22:07 Quote
You can easily whip out the fan, or even desolder the LEDs.

The current models above are a first sample only so they're really quite tacky plastic. I saw the pre-production blue-prints before they came to CeBIT and on paper it looks damn smart. Im not one for fans as value adds but if G.Skill made them quality, I think they could possible go into business more with MOSFET/northbridge/HSF coolers around this smooth and sweeping style. Looks damn nice!
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