Conclusion: Final ThoughtsWhile it didn’t beat the Akasa Venom it did perform quite well and its rare we see a product priced in this bracket that can get close. Unfortunately the Akasa Venom is cheaper, smaller and does look better and for these reasons we can’t give it the Gold award. That said, it is marginally quieter than the Akasa Venom.
Summary: Coolink Corator DS is a good cooler. At first it impressed us by its size, weight and construction quality. It looks nice, but we don't think that "sandwich" coolers are the most beautiful ones.
Talking about noise, it is on an average category, quiet when the CPU is idle and a little noisy when it is under full load.
Its cooling performance is not bad, but does not compete with the most effective coolers we tested so far.
Conclusion: As the results clearly indicate, the CoratorDS beats the Coolermaster V8 with a decent margin in both idle and overclocked conditions. It is expected to outperform even more, if tested on clocks of around 4GHz. It has clearly come upto the expectations and shows that Coolink’s Design and R&D team have done a great job and given us pure performance, as expected.
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Pros: Innovative heatsink design (e.g. varied fin widths), Included fan is inaudible at 50% speed (or in my case, when PWM is set to “Auto”), Nicely colour fan!, Big, but doesn’t protrude over DIMMS & other items near CPU area, Quiet
Cons: May not fit in all cases (but will fit happily in an Antec 300 – even with an exhaust fan), Fan colour might not be to all tastes
Conclusion: Coolink is one of the few companies that are constantly on our radar simply because they have a habit of releasing great performing heatsinks that don’t cost an absolute fortune. The overall cost of certain products are being closely scrutinized these days by discerning consumers who want the most bang for their buck which would normally play right into Coolink’s hands.
Conclusion: In terms of pure performance, the Corator DS is generally quite competitive and will cover your needs for cooling. On the other hand, if you have to spend less than the$55 required for the Corator DS, you should look for other solutions. There many coolers with better cost/performance options out there for sure.
Cons: Only one fan can be installed, Big volume may cause problems with passive cooled memory modules or small cases, Relatively high price, Average noise levels at full speed