ID-Cooling IS 50 & IS 40 Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review

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A Closer Look – IS 50

The IS 50 featuers a slim 120mm fan mounted on the top, you’ll notice that the fan is actually much bigger than the heat sink below it, but I guess a smaller fan would also incur higher RPM for the same level of airflow, so that’s not such a bad thing. The fan features a standard 4-pin PWM connector.


Despite the larger fan, the heat sink is set pretty low, so chassis compatibility should be extremely high, with only ultra slim HTPC cases having any issues.


There are five heat pipes here too, which should help move heat from the CPU to the fan array which hovers slightly above the CPU block.


The five heat pipe design is set to make direct contact with the CPU and there’s a nice cut-away to the fin array here too, which should prevent any compatibility issues with your memory, dependant on which way you orientated the cooler.


The direct contact design is a simple, yet very effective method for coolers, it’s also pretty cost-effective. The pipes are nicely cut and the contact surface is nice and smooth, so we should get a good clean fit over the CPU.


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2 Responses to “ID-Cooling IS 50 & IS 40 Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review”
  1. Kynn says:

    No comparison with raijintek Pallas? =(.. I’m sure you tested it.

  2. Lampa says:

    At the stock acoustics test is that true the IS 40 is quieter than the IS 50? Or you just switched their names? It is enough the IS 40 for my i5-6500 rig or I’d be better to buy the big brother? Only for stock clocks, no OC and I want to play video games at full HD resolution.

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