The Sandia Cooler is back, again!
"Thermaltake today released the long-awaited Engine 17 1U Low-Profile CPU Cooler, the latest PC cooling innovation for Intel socket LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156 type CPU. The Engine 17 offers an excellent balance between performance, size and acoustics with the low-profile design (max TDP 35W), along with the most advanced thermal techniques. Unlike traditional CPU cooling solutions, the Engine 17 features 17mm height with a compact size 60mm PWM fan, allowing the cooler to be installed into any small form factor applications. The unique metallic (aluminum alloy) fan structure with copper base guarantees extremely quiet, yet powerful operation. The Engine 17 is the new standard in CPU air cooling technology, and it is exclusive to Thermaltake.
Designed with 17mm height, the Engine 17 is the ideal CPU cooling solution for slim and small form factor applications, such as 1U server, HTPC, AIO/PIO PC, POS terminal and Booksize/Mini PC.
Unlike traditional CPU coolers, the Engine 17 features a metallic structure and copper base that provides more fortified and efficient thermal paths for CPU. The metallic fan is designed to directly pull heat from CPU. Especially, the metallic fan base is engineered with small radial gaps that allow heat to be transferred rapidly to the rotating metallic fan. When the metallic fan blades generate cooling airflow, heat will also be transferred to the flowing air by both rotating fan and stationary fan base at the same time.
Metallic fan with unique 40 blades design is engineered to generate higher airflow passing through the heatsink without sacrificing ultra-silent operation. The metallic blade rotation will create a centrifugal force on ambient air. In the meanwhile, the centrifugal forces will expel hot air so that heat can easily be taken away from the fan blades. Most importantly, this cooling technique can reduce the blade’s noise and vibration because hot air expelled will create a vacuum, and then fresh cooling air will be drawn in the heatsink.
The Engine 17 is specially designed with metallic radial fins to accelerate the thermal transfer process. Especially, the radial arrangement with 119 fin design can minimize the gap between the fan and the fins, thus, hot air can be exhausted more rapidly and efficiently.
The PWM function enables the motherboard to run the fan precisely at its necessary speed. The noise level can reduce to 11dBA. This guarantees ultra-quiet noise level without compromising on the cooling performance.
The Engine 17 perfectly solves the co-existing problem of high performance RAM and CPU coolers, achieving the best RAM clearance."