ZEROTherm BTF80 & BTF90 CPU Coolers Review

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ZEROTherm may not be enjoying the same world-wide exposure
fellow Korean Cooler Company Zalman is enjoying, but it has a strong backing
from parent Company APACK. APACK is a heatpipe technology based thermal solution
provider which provides customized designing and engineering solutions and,
ultimately, provides best-of breed thermal solutions. We take a look at ZEROTherm BTF80 and BTF90 CPU Coolers and check out what they are capable of, other than looking pretty.

ZEROTherm may not be enjoying the same world-wide exposure
fellow Korean Cooler Company Zalman is enjoying, but it has a strong backing
from parent Company APACK. APACK is a heatpipe technology based thermal solution
provider which provides customized designing and engineering solutions and,
ultimately, provides best-of breed thermal solutions.

APACK’s design and manufacturing is based upon an engineer’s
passion for innovation and progress. APACK was established in 1999 by 3 engineers
from ETRI (Electrics and Telecommunications Research Institute) who have 10~17
years experience in thermal solutions and advanced packaging technology (packaging
referring to the structural and functional integration of multiple technologies).
Based in the city of Daejeon (Korean Silicon Valley and high-tech capital),
APACK is staffed with top engineers who have extensive experience.

APACK is currently entering into its second phase of business
development after accomplishing its first goals of developing a strong R&D
core in thermal technology and efficient manufacturing capabilities. You can
see later how this investment in R&D pays off and establishes a unique cooling
solution that distinguishes it from the rather monotonous Heatsink/Fan desings
out there. Phase one was marked by strong revenues and growth in the OEM and
custom solutions market producing for such clients and Samsung, Dell and LG.

Backed by investors such as Intel Capital, a strong backbone
of R&D with continued cooperation with ETRI and APACK is seeking to become
a global player in the thermal solutions market.

 

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Today we take a look at Zerotherm’s BTF80 and BTF90 CPU Coolers!
Check out the slick packaging of the coolers above, I’m just glad not to see
anymore animation characters on the boxes which are so commonday in “creative”
packaging these days. The silverish hue gives it a more gadgety outlook which
is rather refreshing for coolers.

Something about packaging and APACK. The name APACK began as
an acronym of ‘Advance Packaging and Creative Knowledge’. This was
actually the subject of the PHD thesis of the founders of APACK. Advance Packaging
is actually an engineering field referring to the integrating of different micro
electronic technological areas to optimize operations; while Creative Knowledge
represents a call to innovation. APACK prides itself on being a company that
has its own specialized R&D, design, engineering and production capabilities.

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The name ZEROTherm was christened by Dr. Song, the CEO and
lifelong engineer of APACK. With the mindset to create both a one-of-a-kind
thermal cooling solution that incorprates excellent thermal designs, and a symbolic
parallel to “a first flight” declaration, the butterfly design was
born.

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On top of that, as you can see in the above picture taken of
the coolers, the design expressed APACK’s great craftsmanship as well. The Coolers
are very aesthetically pleasing, which is quite an important factor in this
age where looks are almost as important as performance for most consumers.

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Being through seeing so many replicas of the Orb designs and
rectangular tower cooler designs, it leaves quite an impression at first look
with the “rounded wingy look”. Not to forget that it does look more
harmless to my tattered fingers from clipping on sharp-edged heatsink coolers
all day. Above pictures shows the BTF80 Cooler on the right and the BTF90 Cooler
on the left. As you can see the only difference between the two is that the
BTF90 is fully copper, from heatpipes, to base, to fins… while the BTF80 is
similarly copper base, but the heatpipes and fin are aluminum. BTF cosign obviously
from the key design of “BuTterFly”.

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