Conclusion: The bottom surface is protected by a plastic strip in the packaging. After removing it, you can see that the surface isn't exactly a mirror-like shine, but there are no imperfections. On a scale of 1-10 in terms of smoothness, I'd give it an 8.
Conclusion: I have to admit that heatsinks are becoming less and less interesting. Companies seem to be running out of solutions beyond "a block of metal with air blowing over it". It is nice to see a company do what Cooler Master is attempting here, by adding something unique like heatpipes to enhance cooling on a quiet product. The question is, do the heatpipes really do anything here?
Pros: Well built, looks great, Comes with extra retaining clip, Performs quite well as a silent cooler