The cooler comes with nothing attached and inside a protective bag.
The base is also protected with a sticker.
The base is fairly reflective although as it shows machining marks the reflections are not clear. The base is very flat and smooth which is the important part for ensuring great contact with the CPU .
The cooler uses four 6mm heatpipes which come in contact with the base. They are arranged in a line across the cooler, this style of heatpipe arrangement isn’t often seen but should perform very well.
The ends of the heat pipes are left uncovered but you can only just see the end of them and a Panthar logo has been stamped into the top fin which looks great.
The fins are slightly different to anything I’ve seen before, compromising two halves that interlock.
When testing with one fan only, I noticed that because the size of the fan nearly matches the size of the heatsink, a significant amount of air exited the heatsink around the edges rather than passing through the heatsink, thereby reducing the cooling effect. With two fans, one to push and one to pull the air through the cooler this wasn’t an issue.
Here is the provided RED LED 120mm fan.
The fan fitted to the heatsink.
For testing I also used two Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s.