|Ultra ChillTec TEC CPU Cooler ULT33186|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 13 August 2007|
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ULT33186 Detailed Exterior Features
Ultra has utilized every tool in the cooling arsenal in the ULT33186 ChillTec. It has an enormous heatsink full of aluminum fins, four heatpipes traveling each side, a large 92mm fan, and just for overkill there is the featured thermo electric cooling interface. But will it all be enough?
Mounting the ChillTec TEC CPU Cooler will require removing the motherboard to install the metal bolt frame. The ULT33186 is very heavy, and would cause damaging stress to the motherboard without the proper frame to support the weight hanging from the side.
The image above shows how much detail Ultra has incorporated into their ChillTec CPU Cooler: polished heatpipes, polished aluminum fins, polished TEC base. It's a wonder I was able to get a picture of this unit with all of the reflected light and sparkle. The good news is that it looks very nice once it's installed, and would not look overly functional even though it really is.
From the front intake view of the Ultra ULT33186 ChillTec you can see begin to see the collective technologies overlap. Their are two heatpipes at the upper and lower portion of the Peltier base, and each set of of heatpipes span through the base and run up to the CPU cooler heatsink. From this point, heatpipe technology compliments thermo electric effects and rapidly cools the entire unit with assistance from the large array of aluminum fins.
The image above gives a close-up view of the Ultra ULT33186 ChillTec base component. You can clearly see two heatpipes running from both sides of the thermo electric base, and the additional electronics stemming from the unit. All of this looks very impressive, and if looks were everything I would already be convinced. But it will take some testing before I am willing to recommend even the most stunning product.