akasa NeroS heatpipe CPU cooler
Posted by: Mac on: 11.03.2010 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Specifications as taken from the Akasa website:
Intel LGA775, LGA1156 & LGA1366
120 (W) x 87 (D) x 160 (H) mm
Heat sink material
High grade aluminium fins, copper heat pipes
Screws and back plate (Intel)
120 x 120 x 25mm
600 - 1600 RPM (PWM controlled)
70.40 CFM (119.33 m³/h)
Max air pressure
2.86 mm H2O
6.9 - 25.9 dB(A)
HDB (Hydro Dynamic)
Fan life expectancy
As I have mentioned in previous reviews, as a general rule of thumb, the heavier the heatsink the better, and weighing in at a hefty 726g the Akasa NeroS is up there with the heavy weights so should perform pretty well. It seems the Intel users may have to remove their motherboard to fit it as it uses a back plate and screw fitting method, unless their case has a hole in the motherboard tray, and the AMD users can attach to their stock retention mounting.
The fan, on paper anyway, seems to be quite impressive moving a decent amount of air, 70+ CFM yet only produces a rated 26dB(A) of noise, time will tell if this is as good as it seems.
Also the fan is a PWM powered unit so it should be controllable by all current motherboards, so no messing about with any set and forget fan controller.
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