My brother Carlos is quoted in today’s New York Times in an article about making quiet computers:
Some customers are paying attention. When Carlos Rodriguez, a
community manager for a Web start-up, built out the PC for his home
theater, he turned to a Zalman CNPS9500, a $49 cooler for the C.P.U.
that comes with hundreds of thin copper fins and weighs almost a
quarter of a pound.
“It’s got huge heat-sink fins,” Mr.
Rodriguez said. “It’s got a 92-millimeter fan. I just can’t hear it at
all. It’s big, but it’s also kind of beautiful.”
Right on, bro!
Having designed the thermal system for the original Intel Xeon processor, I’m really in to cooling fins. They are beautiful.