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There was a time when your RAM (and maybe a thumb drive) was the only part of your rig likely to bear the Corsair mark. That time is long gone, and Corsair’s triple-mast logo can now be found on power supplies, cases, speaker sets, SSDs, and water-cooling loops—and now, perhaps inevitably, on CPU air-coolers. Corsair’s A50 and A70 air coolers adopt many of the most successful cooler conventions on the market—but how well do they cool? Nearly all of the best air-coolers on the market today are skyscraper designs, in which four or more heat pipes rise from the heat exchanger into a stack of horizontal aluminum cooling fins. Corsair has evidently been taking notes on what works, because the A70 features direct-contact heat pipes like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and Thermaltake Contac, and dual fans like nearly every high-end cooler these days. With both fans attached via their plastic mounting clips, the Corsair A70 is 6.25 inches tall, just over 5 inches deep, and 4.85 inches wide, and weighs in at a hair over 2 pounds. That’s nearly 10 ounces lighter than Thermaltake’s Frio, which otherwise has almost identical dimensions.
Corsair has been a major player in the computer memory arena, producing award winning memory products for casual users and maximum-effort performance users alike. Not content to rest on their laurels, Corsair branched out into the power supply market with some of the finest PSUs on the market. The next logical step was to enter the cooler and chassis market, which Corsair did with similar results. We've had the opportunity to look at their liquid cooling offerings in the past, but we were never able to get any of their air coolers in the lab. That's recently changed. Earlier, we looked at Corsair's A50 cooler, an aggressively priced unit designed for the user wanting to update from the OEM cooling solution, and we were very impressed. This time out, we have the A70 cooler in the lab for evaluation. With an additional heatpipe as well as another fan, it will be interesting to see what the A70 has in store for us. Cick on to page 2 . Corsair has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed modules since 1994. Our focus has always been on supporting the special demands of mission-critical servers and high-end workstations, as well as the performance demands of extreme gamers.
Corsair is a company known for their memory, but recently they have gotten into the CPU cooler market and have created a great series of cooling, both air and water-cooled. Today we have the opportunity to check out Corsairs top performing air cooler, the Corsair A70. About a month ago we had the chance to check out their other air cooler, the A50. How well will they perform against each other? Read on further to find out. Includes mounting brackets for Intel LGA775, Intel LGA1366, Intel LGA 1156, AMD socket AM2 and AMD socket AM3 motherboards. The fan/cooling fin structure is elevated 43mm (1.69”) from the motherboard. Some motherboards outfitted with six pieces (6GB or 12GB) of Corsair Dominator and Dominator GT memory may not provide enough clearance between the CPU and the closest memory slot. Motherboards with standard height memory do not present a potential compatibility issue. The Corsair A70 comes equipped in a quality retail package which follows Corsairs’ standard packaging color scheme for their Air Series of CPU coolers; a black background with white/brown text.