NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

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NoFan CR-95C Copper Fanless CPU Cooler

June 25, 2013 by Lawrence Lee

NoFan CR-95C Copper CPU Cooler
Street Price

NoFan is a small Korean outfit with only a handful of products in their catalog. The list of distributors and dealers is quite substantial, however, so availability looks pretty good most places in the world. Their most notable device is a passively cooled CPU heatsink as its part of a niche market. The last two heatsinks we tested that claimed fanless capability were based on traditional tower designs and produced disappointing results in completely fanless mode. The CR-95C, on the other hand, has been designed purely as a fanless cooling solution.

Interestingly, although we had some contact with NoFan a while back, this sample did not come from them. It was purchased by SPCR reader Mike Willis, and shipped for us to review. Our thanks to Mike Willis for his proactive support: Thank you!

The CR-95C box.

The CR-95C is huge and cylindrical, making it difficult to mount a fan and if the manufacturer's name isn't a big enough clue, there is no such option is supported. It's available in two flavors, nickel-plated Black Pearl, and plain Copper (we're examining the latter). This monstrosity has a radial design, with the structure of a massive but hollow barrow comprised mainly of copper. There are just four heatpipes which have been forged using NoFan's IcePipe technology, the details of which have not been disclosed. All we know is that their heatpipes are slimmer, lighter, and wickless. NoFan also claims their product is dust proof, though it obviously doesn't have a fan to build up dust on the unit directly.

Package contents.

The CR-95C is enclosed in a large plastic clamshell container and ships with a simple set of mounting hardware which is usually a good thing. Officially, it can be mounted on all modern AMD sockets and smaller Intel sockets (LGA775/1155/1156) and supports chips up to 95W, but there are mounting holes for LGA1366. It is however, unlikely to be capable of adequately cooling any 1366 processor properly without a fan.

NoFan CR-95C: Specifications
(from the product web page)
Model CR-95C
Dimension 180 x 180 x 148 mm
Weight 730 g
Thermal Resistance
(@25C Ambient)
0.51 C/W
Material Pure Copper, Pure Aluminum
Dissipation Area 217,036 mm2
ICEPIPE 1EA (43.200 mm)
Heatpipe 4EA
NOFAN Case Compatibility CS-30, CS-60, CS-70, CS-80

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