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Sunbeam Company was established in the far away (for Hi-Tech industry) year 2000. However, it is only last year 2008 that they actually decided to join the market of air-cooling solutions. Until then the company focused mostly on fluorescent modding lamps, accessories and simple system cases. Today we are going to check out the efficiency and other features of their flagship cooler – Core-Contact Freezer with heat-pipe direct touch technology.

Package and Accessories

The cooler ships in a not very big cardboard box with a plastic carry handle. Its design features primarily black and blue colors:


There is a large photo of the cooler heatsink, cooler base and thermal paste on the front of the box. There is also a scheme of the fan rotor design. The back of the box lists the cooler key features and offers a small comparative cooling efficiency diagram.

There is a clear plastic casing inside the cardboard box that holds the cooler heatsink with a fan. The smaller box with accessories is at the top of the plastic casing. It contains the following accessories:

  • Plastic retention frame with four locking spindles for LGA775 mainboards;
  • Two wire clips for the fan;
  • Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste;
  • Fan rotation speed controller designed as a rear panel bracket with a retention screw for it.

Don’t be surprised that there is no retention kit for the Socket 939/AM2(+) mainboards bundled with this cooler: it is already attached to the cooler base. I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that the cooler is bundled with very efficient Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste, which we have already tested before.  The cooler is made in China and is priced at very modest $36.

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