This year we have already tested and reviewed over twenty models of air coolers for CPUs from different price categories and with different cooling performance. The regularly updated and extended cooler market currently offers a broadest selection of models from a dozen of recognized brands. The competition is so tough that it’s quite a difficult task to make a choice basing only on such factors as performance and noise level.
Every announcement and every release brings us hope that the new product will be at least better than Thermaltake’s Big Typhoon that has become a kind of litmus paper for testing cooling solutions. This hope is often misplaced while the truly efficient coolers are very rare.
Founded in 1998, Auras Technology Co., Ltd used to focus on cooling solutions for servers. It produced low-profile heatsinks, various fans, simple and compact coolers, mainboard heatsinks and even cooling systems for notebooks.
But earlier this year Auras entered the workstation market releasing a whole family of air coolers for desktop computers. The model range is impressive as it already includes at least 5 interesting solutions, including a liquid cooling system. This massive onslaught on the highly competitive cooler market cannot be left unattended so we are offering you a review of four CPU coolers from Auras that are all based on heat pipe technology.
These models vary in design and pricing, covering the entire price range. It is going to be interesting to compare them between each other as well as with products from other manufacturers. In the following sections you’ll find a description of each model.