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Old 09-07-10, 08:21 AM
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OC3D Review: Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler

Nexus think they have mastered the art of silent cooling with their VCT-9000 cooler. Let's see if we can prove it.

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Old 09-07-10, 10:26 AM
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This cooler is all about style and low noise, it really looks nice and stylish and I think it was designed for people who don’t overclock but are more concerned with appearance and quiet environment and the packing looks quite good too but 50 £ is asking too much if it was around 35 £ I think it will sell quite well and NEXUS is not a well known brand.
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It's highly probable it works a ton load better on AMD. Usually when a cooler offers poor performance on Intel they are better suited to AMD and vice versa, good Intel coolers tend to put in a poor show on AMD cpus.

Without sounding like a misery guts this is my only complaint about cooler reviews here on OC3D. I know it's not possible for all of the testers to own two complete sets of kit but it is important to give a wider view of what the cooler is capable of accross the brands.

Any way, nice review as always
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Infact yes, I think my analogy could well be correct. Coolers with direct contact heat pipes are usually wicked on AMD.
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Infact yes, I think my analogy could well be correct. Coolers with direct contact heat pipes are usually wicked on AMD.
what about the Titan Fenrir it was great on both the AMD and INTEL CPUs
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It's highly probable it works a ton load better on AMD. Usually when a cooler offers poor performance on Intel they are better suited to AMD and vice versa, good Intel coolers tend to put in a poor show on AMD cpus.

Without sounding like a misery guts this is my only complaint about cooler reviews here on OC3D. I know it's not possible for all of the testers to own two complete sets of kit but it is important to give a wider view of what the cooler is capable of accross the brands.

Any way, nice review as always
Thats way wrong fella. AMD's run COOLER anyways, thats just the way it is. So temps will always be better, a cooler that cant cope with a clocked i7 probs will cope with a clocked 965.
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Well the Fenrir is amazing on LGA but not so good on AM2. The Scythe Mugen 2 is great for AMD but not so good on LGA and so on.

Honestly, I am beginning to notice this in Custom PC where they review about ten coolers a month (boring, but I suppose it gives them something to do ) and any cooler that is brill on LGA usually sucks on AMD.

In fairness though I know that the Intel CPUs are where it is at atm. So hardly any companies are going to make a cooler based around what it does on AM3. They're all going to go where the popular money is at I guess.

I'd be interested to see the insides of these CPUs and see how the core array is arranged
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Do bear in mind that it's difficult to compare temperatures across different processors. Even within a processor family, you will find processors that operate at very different temperatures. Sadly the inconsistency of heatspreader fittings and shape (flat, convex, concave) are far from gone!

As "all the rage" IHS removals were in the era of Athlon 64/Opteron S939 processors, it's certainly not something we see too often these days! It's rarely seen on Core i3/i5/i7's as the mounting clip on LGA sockets make it difficult to use the CPU again.

Ripping apart processors that aren't ours would most certainly go down like a lead balloon, but rest assured if I ever break one I'll take a razor blade to it and post photos just for you
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Old 10-07-10, 12:57 AM
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the titan fenrir is a sold cooler for AMD procs,they can even handle hexcores (AMD)
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Old 10-07-10, 08:45 AM
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I think AMD CPUs especially the phenom II are very sensitive to temperature and there’s not a lot you can do with them on air cooling, I had a phenom II 965 with a Titan Fenrir cooler I overclocked it to 3.8 GHz stable for two whole days on prime 95 but any higher and I just got those lovely blue screens so then I decided to water-cool it I choose the Swiftech H20-220 Compact to do the job and then I got it stable on 4.1 GHz that’s 300 Hz increase but with my current core 7 920 CPU 4.1 GHz is as far as I can go whether I use air cooling or water it’s the same and that’s why most CPU cooler manufactures target the core i7 and i5 the Intel CPU’s simply overclock better on air and some manufactures don’t even include brackets for the AMD like my Prolimatech Megahalems and if tom tried the Nexus VCT-9000 on the AMD 965 I think he will get really bad results.
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