There are many differing shapes and styles of processor coolers available on the market today. Some of these range from a behemoth size, such as what Noctua offers, to the diminutive low profile CPU Cooler such as the ones available from CoolerMaster. These products also offer a myriad of performance options, dependant on the make and model of the aforementioned processor. The efficiency can sometimes be as good as a low-end water cooling system, and in some cases managing to slip-stream them by a small margin.
Today however we review a product from the company known as Spire Corp:
Spire is a leading premier brand for computer thermal solutions, power supplies and enclosures. In order to meet the requirements and demands of the global market, we have established our production facilities and corporate office in ShenZhen, China. Our overseas branches are located in The Netherlands, Japan and Brazil. All locations are strategically located to better work with the customers we serve.
Spire ideals, to which our employees give full recognition, are (1) constantly striving to become stronger, (2) being sincere and active and (3) seeking the latest innovative technology. After years of hard work and dedication in running its business, Spire today is a major presence in three major business fields: computer thermal solutions, power supplies and pc cases. It has received full recognition in its products as well as its services. The purpose built Spire factory and all of the products were approved by CE, UL, CSA, and TUV in 1998. We gained AMD and VIA approvals along with recognition by International Standard Commission for Quality Assurance in 1999 against ISO-14001 & ISO-9001. Spire is also proud of shipping all its products compliant to the standards of The European Union ROHS and WEEE.
The specifications of the Spire Rotor DT are on the modest side , with the product only being compatible with AMD and only two modern INTEL Processor sockets.
Two (2) 6mm all copper Direct-Touch heat-pipes
Universal for both AMD & Intel sockets
Aluminum Omni-directional heat-sink
Silent VRM 90x25mm DC fan
Tool-free, AMD approved retention
Intel approved Push-pin retention included
Retail packed for safe transportation
S420 Thermal compound included
Best cooling performance on hot cpu’s up to TDP 95-110W
3 years manufacturer warranty
The Rotor DT-HP conforms with CE/ROHS & WEEE directives.
Compatible with Intel socket 775/1155 & 1156 sockets as well as AMD socket AM2/3/3+ & FM1.
Product Includes :
Warranty registration card
Stars-420 Thermal grease injection tube
Heat sink : 132×132×52 mm (l × w × h)
12VDC Fan : 90×90×25 mm
Heatpipe Two (2) 6mm
Bearing Sleeve bearing
Rated speed 700~2200 RPM +/-10%
Rated power 1.56 W
Rated Voltage 12 V
Noise level 10~22 dBA
Air flow 46.46 CFM Max.
Current 0.13 A
Connector 4 PIN
Thermal resistance 0.315 oC/W
Static Pressure 2.11 mmH2O
The Spire DT-H1 Rotor cooler comes packaged in a ‘blister pack’. However, unlike most where the consumer has to utilise a pair of scissors, Spire uses an easy to access package where the product can be used within seconds. This is a change from the usual solution that requires using the above tool, and then struggle with cutting open the pack ito gain access to the processor cooler.
As the above images clearly show, the red and black scheme utilised upon the packaging somewhat matches the companies website. Although the blister packaging is better than most, we do feel that it would be better served packaged within a cardboard box like the CoolerMaster models.
The above show the accessories packaged within, which include the retention mechanism, mounting hardware, and finally the instructions.. Looking at the mounting mechanism we have our doubts in all honesty if it will perform as well as other manufacturers products.
Let us move on to the product photos and Testing.