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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 14 July 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q2 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Hyper Z600
Cooler Master CM Sphere
Gigabyte G-Power II Pro
GlacialTech Igloo 5750
Noctua NH-C12P
SilenX IXC-120HA2
Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF
Thermaltake V1 CL-0401
Thermaltake DuOrb CL-P0464
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Best of Q2-2008 Conclusion
The Aftermath: Editors Notes

Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF

Sunbeam, also known by its subsidiary Tuniq, have been making computer hardware components and coolers for many years. While the Core Contact Freezer is not a brand new name for overclockers and enthusiasts, Benchmark Reviews has not been able to test this product until now. Similar to the SilenX design, SunbeamTech's Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF uses the same general layout - both of which are licensed from the patent holder.

The primary differences between the two products (not that I intend to compare them all) is the heatsink fin design. The CR-CCTF allows only one 120mm cooling fan to be positioned onto the cooler, thus limiting the ability of the Freezer to achieve maximum cooling potential. Otherwise, most other design features are the same.


The Core Contact Freezer features a set of four large-gauge copper heat-pipe rods positioned into a "U" pattern and exposed at the base for HDT contact. Sunbeams's CR-CCTF cooler uses a high-pressure clip mounting system to secure the cooler onto the CPU without removing the motherboard, since a plastic retaining ring snaps into position from the top side.

Initially I felt like the heatsink design should not have included the notched-out section at either side, but then it occurred to me during installation how difficult it would be without them. My experience installing the cooler with this lever-style clip system was not as forthright as I had expected, and a bit of finesse was necessary to get the job done.


CR-CCTF Specifications

  • Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF
  • Fan Size 120mm
  • Compatibility Socket 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2 / LGA775
  • Bearing Type Magnetic Fluid Dynamic Bearing
  • RPM 1000 - 2000 ±10% RPM
  • Air Flow 90.65 CFM (Max)
  • Noise Level 16 - 20 ±10% dBA
  • Weight 590g

At the time of this writing, very few online retailers could be found for the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer. Our price comparison site lists the CR-CCTF around $34.99.


About the company: Sunbeam Company

Sunbeam Company, a true art innovator in the field of PC modification and accessories at all aspect, targets on providing the top quality and state of art computer products to high tech PC users. We dedicate outstanding high quality control as our number one priority and deliver the products with the highest level of excellent Performance, as well as the coolest Innovation and an Appearance that draws your attention.

Launched as a promising new company in the field in 2000, Sunbeam Company specialized in developing cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), and furthermore extended to manufacture various modding equipments. Throughout the years, we now expand our product coverage to provide pioneering and fancy computer application at all aspects, while focusing on, but not limiting to, cooling systems and computer cases. Our mission is to satisfy PC players all over the world who are tired of boring traditional computer impressions and longing to experience the excitement of revolutionary hardware designs.

Sunbeam Company has manufacturing factories located in Dongguan City, China. In order to provide exceptional product quality combined with superior customer support, we keep updating and advancing ourselves to meet the diverse changes and increasing market demands. We strive to continue designing and developing ground-breaking, exciting, and appealing products as well as being the one stop resource and solution for all computer enthusiasts seeking to turn their ingenious visions into the coolest and fanciest reality.


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