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At first glance we like what we see the FCLGA4-S stands out immediately
as the largest reference heatsink we've ever come across. It is a radial cooler
like previous Intel coolers, but now the fins extend past the fan's diameter,
surrounding it like the classic Zalman flower series.
Staring clockwise from the left: Intel Core 2 Extreme cooler, standard
Intel LGA775 cooler, Zalman 7700 modified with Nexus 120mm fan.
When compared side-to-side, it seems almost unfathomable that the original
LGA775 heatsink was ever tasked to cool a 130W processor.
The Intel cooler on the left, MaxOrb on the right.
The FCLGA4-S is similar in size to the Thermaltake MaxOrb, though much lighter,
and more symmetrical. They both look like giant silver mushrooms.
The heatsink is comprised of three main pieces: A copper core and two sections
of nickel-plated aluminum fins circling it. The upper fins have four large gaps
to allow a screwdriver access to the push-pins. The lower section forms a full
circle, and is quite tightly spaced in comparison.
A closer look at the base.
The base is very flat, with miniscule circular machine marks visible (not
on camera though). As usual, thermal compound is conveniently pre-applied.
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