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.
Pros: It does provide some very decent cooling, Is fairly quiet even when compared to its competitors, Very well made and extremely solid
Cons: It is very large, It weighs a whole 1kg, Can be beaten by something smaller and cheaper
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.
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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...
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.
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