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Rosewill FORT120

Posted September 3, 2009 by Jake in Cooling







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Specifications & Package

The FORT120 features Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology, which has proven to be much more than marketing hype, as we’ve seen the technology to provide very efficient cooling performance. While the FORT120 is a tower-style design like all top coolers, the HDT differs from "traditional" heatpipe heatsinks in that these heatpipes directly touch the CPU instead of a base plate. This allows more efficient dissipation of heat away from the processor and through the cooler since the heatpipes do not have to be attached to a heat plate which can act as a barrier. This certainly is an innovative idea and seems a natural evolution of heatpipe technology.

According to Rosewill, here are the major features of the FORT120:

  • Direct Touch Technology – Heat-pipes contact with the processor directly to ensure the most rapid heat transfer.
  • Stonehenge Technology – 6 pillars to increase heat transfer from contact base to fin and strengthen cooler structure
  • 4 embedded ‘8mm" copper heat-pipes for excellent heat dissipation
  • With 775 & 1366 retention bracket for better performance
  • 120mm ultra-quiet PWM fan

The specifications for the FORT120 are as follows:

  • Model: RCX-SHDT120X1
  • Compatibility: AMD AM2+/AM2/AM3/940/939/754/K8, Intel LGA775/1366
  • Heatpipes: 4 x 2 Copper heat pipes 
    (8mm diameter each)

  • Material: Aluminum fins
  • Fan Size: 120mm x 120mm x 25mm 
  • Fan Speed: 700 ~ 2300 RPM 
  • Noise Level: 15 – 30 dBA  
  • Airflow: 30 – 99 cm
  • Dimensions: 130(L) x 65(W) x 160(H)mm
  • Weight: 900g

The Rosewill FORT120 is packaged in a simple black box with white and red lettering and accents, mimicking Rosewill’s corporate colours. There is sufficient information on the box about the product to know the essentials. The accessories contain everything you’d need for most mounting sockets, and an easy-to-follow instruction manual.

Here we see the packaging and contents of the FORT120:

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Rosewill FORT120
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Let’s take a closer look at the heatsink itself.

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