Thermalright Venomous-X review -
Here we have the unit all nekked so we can observe the heatpipe and fins a little better. Six heatpipes shaped into a U form are being used, each 6mm thick. The aluminum fins are spaced out a little further opposed to the design of the Ultra 120.
As stated, you'll need to purchase a fan or maybe even two with the cooler, we got the new FDB-12 1600 RPM series supplied with this kit though. A nice 120mm cooler that's not exorbitantly loud yet offers nice airflow performance.
Can you read WARNING in the upper photo? That's in fact a reflection of the sticker. A very flat, mirror finished surface as we see with most copper base plates these days. This is a copper base with nickel plating/coating.
Using the tiny holes on the sides of the cooler we can insert fan wire clips that easily hold the fan in place. You'll also receive little rubber anti-vibration strips to prevent the fans from making that resonating noise.
You can install two fans if you wanted to go for the push-pull configuration and optimize performance.
We test and review the Thermalright HR-02 CPU cooler. Thermalright actually introduces this product as a passive CPU Cooler. The HR-02 is the second revision of the legacy Thermalright HR-01 cooler. We'll test it passively cooled yet we'll also pair it with Thermalright's TY-140 fan, a 1300 RPM fan that is silent, yet high performing. As stated, the results stunned me, this is really really good stuff.
Thermalright Venomous-X review
We review the Thermalright Venomous-X CPU cooler. A cooler with great looks, excellent performance and some very clever innovations. A cooler that is compatible with Intel LGA sockets 775, 1156, and 1366. The cooler is ready for the upcoming Nehalem Gulftown based processors (six-core) and also comes with something new, called the 'Pressure Vault Bracket', allowing you to decide how much pressure the cooler should have on top of that expensive processor of yours.