Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro Review
The first thing you notice about the Ice Blade Pro is the nickel plating that covers just about every surface. This gives the heatsink a classy feel in our opinion, though others might find it too glossy for their liking. It's also a fingerprint magnet.
Looks aside, the fins on the Ice Blade Pro are noticeably thicker than we're accustomed to seeing. Fin density is quite standard, though. If you look closely, you'll notice that every fourth fin is shorter than the rest. At the center portion, the fins are offset downwards and fin depth decreases, which helps to reduce the dead spot caused by the fan motor.
Our concern is that a single 120mm fan might not provide sufficient airflow, given the unusually large breadth of the Ice Blade Pro's fin array. To investigate this further, we'll also be testing the Ice Blade Pro with a second 120mm fan.
As mentioned earlier, the Ice Blade Pro's four copper heatsinks directly form the base of the heatsink. While the finishing of the base is nowhere near mirror-smooth, it looks decent enough.
The notches on the upper side of the base prevent the heatsink from shifting laterally once mounted.