announces a new PC component cooling product the enthusiast market holds its breath, waiting to see if the latest addition will be a kick-ass product as they have come to expect.
Thermalright has been in the thermal management business for quite some time now, as early as the first AMD Athlon’s, as time goes by the heat output of CPU went up steadily and companies like Thermalright were forced to redesign their heatsinks, making them bigger and bolder, to cope with the little furnaces, we call our CPUs.
Today’s product continues the tradition of “bigger is better”, the aptly named IFX-14 stands for “Inferno Fire eXtinguisher”, with a name like that you are sure to impress, but only if the product itself is worthy. Here’s where the “14” part of the name comes into play, the IFX is build to fit fans up to 140mm in size. While we have tested a 140mm capable heatsink
in the past, this one from Thermalright is a tower
cooler, and there's not only room for one, but up to three
of these 140mm fans.
But wait, there’s more, if the massive size and fan support don’t impress you yet, you can find a second
tower heatsink in the package, which sole purpose is to remove heat from the backside of the motherboard’s CPU area.
Our stress tests today will prove whether the IFX-14 is overkill for your PC or not. But before we continue we have to acknowledge that this article could not have been possible without the help of a dedicated enthusiast webshop. PC-Cooling
, based in Germany, send us this Thermalright cooler to play with, thanks guys!SpecificationsHeatsink BodyDimension : L146.2 x W124 x H161 mm (heatsink only)
Weight: 790g (heatsink only)
Recommended Fan : All 120mm & 140mm Fan
Dimension : L134.5 x W163.5 x H112.6 mm (heatsink only)
Weight : 130g (heatsink only)
Recommended Fan : All 80mm & 70mm Fan
INTEL: All Intel Socket LGA775 processors
AMD: Athlon64 / FX / X2 / Opteron Socket AM2 processors
Packaging and In the Box
The IFX-14 ships in Thermalright’s standard packaging, but mega-sized:
Inside you’ll find the following components:
Thermalright IFX-14 Heatsink
Thermalright IFX-10 Heatsink
Two pairs of fan mounting clips
Installation manual for S775/AM2
Mounting gear for S775/AM2
Tube of Thermal Paste
Rubber strips for fan mounting (vibration reduction)
Double sided thermal tape (for HR-10)
A Thermalright Sticker
Let’s take a closer look at the beast ->