As you can easily guess from the looks of the cooler, DuOrb is designed to efficiently cool not only the CPU, but also the components around the processor socket as well as system memory modules. According to the illustration from the manufacturer, the cooling process looks as follows:
Looks quite interesting, I have to say. We only hope this beauty will not fail the CPU cooling in real life. We will certainly check it out.
The cooler base is covered with protective plastic film with a warning that it needs to be removed before installation. Once the film is removed, you can see very well-finished base:
Although if you take a closer look at it, you can still notice the machine marks:
The surface is very even – the thermal compound imprint on the glass surface was impeccably even.
The base has special grooves for heatpipes, which increase the effective cooling surface and ensure better contact between the heatpipes and the base:
We didn’t notice any soldering marks or thermal glue on the heatpipes or base sides. All in all, we would like to specifically stress that the whole thing is put together very neatly and thoroughly. There is a special aluminum plate above the heatpipes that supports the universal retention plate.
So, now let’s move on to the next part of our article devoted exactly to cooler installation procedures and retention parts.