Bizarro heatsinks

For some sick reason I have a fascination with the more oddball heatsink and fan units available in the world of PC cooling.

For example, the Aerocool DP102:

So what’s the strangest and most improbable HSF you guys have come across?

Does that thing actually work?

At first glance that thing looks like a large disc drive outside of its case. It looks like the metal plates don’t touch, or at least don’t touch over a large area.

God only knows. This review says it does: http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/case_cool/other/heatsinks/aerocool/dp102/index.shtml

Seem to be some issues, though.

I always thought the Zalman flower-style heatsinks looked pretty odd. The separate fan scares me, though I’ve seen people swear by them.
http://www.coolerguys.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=119

10 degress improvement on the Swiftech, wow. Not sure if that’s actually the second-best heat sink out there, though; you could probably get nearly-as-good results out of something less ludicrous.

I dunno… doesn’t look that efficient to me. Fins usually come right off the slug that sits on top of the CPU. In that sink, the heat has to travel through a lot of metal to reach the fins. Don’t get me wrong, I like (and have) big copper sinks. I just prefer something a little less bizarre:

http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/cpu-tri-06.html

The Cooler Master ACB-V83 JET 7. Looks like a turbojet engine :

I believe turbofan would be a more appropriate comparison. :p