ID-COOLING IS 40 and IS 60 CPU Cooler Review

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Introduction

The saying “Go big, or go home” doesn’t apply to everything, especially in the PC world. A lot of time, smaller is better and as such, that leaves companies trying to accommodate for smaller components. While a lot of people love big PC’s with multiple graphics cards and a super water cooling loop in them, just as many people want a small PC that is near silent. m-ITX builds are a favourite by many, trying to pack as much power into a build as small as you can is a task all in its own. This leaves companies such as ID-COOLING up to the task of trying to keep their PC’s and most importantly, their CPU’s cool.

Today I will be taking a look at not one, but two, air CPU coolers designed for users who prefer the smaller side of PC components. ID-COOLINGs IS 40 and IS 60 CPU coolers are designed for those looking to build an ITX system and as such are both top-down coolers to reduce the space they take up. While both of these coolers are designed for ITX builds, the IS 60, as the name would suggest is a bit bigger and should offer a bit better performance, which is key for coolers of this size.

Packaging & Specifications

IS 40

   Compatibility

   Intel LGA1150/1155/1156/775

   AMD FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

   TDP

   95W

   Overall Dimension

   93×101×45mm (L×W×H)

   Material

   3×Ф6mm heatpipe(Direct Touch)+Aluminum Fin

   Weight

   310g

   Fan Dimension

   92×92×15mm

   Fan Speed

   600-2500RPM(PWM)

   Max. Air Flow

   44.3CFM

   Max. Static Pressure

   3.24mmH2O

   Noise

   14.0-33.0dB(A)

   Rated Voltage

   12VDC

   Operating Voltage

   10.8~13.2VDC

   Started Voltage

   7VDC

   Rated Current

   0.16A

   Power Input

   1.92W

   Bearing Type

   Hydraulic Bearing

The box for the IS 40 has a nice image of the cooler on the front, and looking around the box users will be able to find the information they would need to decide if this is the cooler for them or not.

As this is an ITX based cooler, there is not a need for as much installation hardware and it only comes with a  few screws, thermal paste, mounting brackets, and the installation guide.

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IS 60

   Compatibility

   Intel LGA1150/1155/1156/775

   AMD FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

   TDP

   130W

   Overall Dimension

   120×125×55mm (L×W×H)

   Material

   Copper Base+6×Ф6mm heatpipe+Aluminum Fin

   Weight

   470g

   Fan Dimension

   120×120×15mm

   Fan Speed

   600-1600RPM(PWM)

   Max. Air Flow

   53.6CFM

   Max. Static Pressure

   1.36mmH2O

   Noise

   13.8-30.2dB(A)

   Rated Voltage

   12VDC

   Operating Voltage

   10.8~13.2VDC

   Started Voltage

   7VDC

   Rated Current

   0.22A

   Power Input

   2.64W

   Bearing Type

   Hydraulic Bearing

The IS 60 comes in a plain brown box with the ID-COOLING logo on the front. Again, this cooler is designed for ITX systems so comes with minimal accessories in the box, which is just fine.

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  • So this ID Cooling IS40 is much better than stock CPU cooler?

    • Gavin Bonshor

      Yup, but most things are better than the stock cooler!