Evercool Buffalo (HPFI-10025) CPU Cooler
Evidently the Buffalo uses the tried and tested tower format design. This is a design used on many CPU Coolers due to its immense cooling ability.
The red 10cm fan on the Evercool arrives pre-attached unlike many other coolers nowadays. Although attaching a fan isn’t really too much of a problem, the metal edges which are commonly used to secure the fan can sometimes really hurt your fingers. So coming pre-attached is a definite pro.
There’s a black plastic grill which shields the spinning blades of the fan. However, there are still very large gaps where cables or even fingers could wonder into. Although some people may see this as a flaw, if you look at many other enthusiast CPU Coolers, most of them have no protection at all!
Moving to the rear of the Evercool Buffalo you can see a vast array of aluminium fins. These are very rigid and compact; therefore they should dissipate heat very effectively. Two copper heatpipes flow all the way up through the aluminium heatsink which safely secures the fins and helps to dissipate heat.
From a birds-eye shot of the Buffalo you can see that the two heatpipes both have aluminium caps on both raw ends. Also, from the top you can see the Buffalo logo. Both of the features mentioned are purely for aesthetics.
As you can see from the photo below, the Evercool Buffalo is quite thin. This aids in easy access to the push-pin mounting clips and so the cooler should be very simple to install.
The copper base of the Buffalo is protected from finger prints and debris with a plastic cover.
After removing the cover you can see that the base isn’t particularly shiny. This is a real shame as polishing it up can result in lower CPU temperatures.