as per this question I think I should direct this question to this site.
Having been a computer enthusiast for a while I have yet to build my own computer, but I'm at it now for this Christmas period and I find myself overwhelmed with the quantity of different pieces and materials available in the market; in a few years hardware technology has advanced quite a lot.
The 412S has 4 direct contact heat pipes, which judging from the screenshots in their website seem to be made of aluminum. The 612S has 6 copper made joint together in a copper base.
I always thought aluminum alloys to conduct better than copper, but the pipes in the 412S are not joint in a base but attached to the heat sink itself.
Does anyone know about these technologies/materials? I'd appreciate any experience with any of those techs too, it doesn't have to be the same models or anything.