Akasa Revo Thermaldynamic CPU Cooler



Installation was a test that the Akasa Revo passed with a gold star. The installation method tells you to attach the adaptor for the socket type you are using the cooler for. You then unclip the thick industrial-looking clips from the adaptor and slide the cooler into place.

Once this is done you simply ensure the clips are in place on the guide rails on the coolers base and clip them under the adaptors retention mechanism.

Sounds easy? It quite literally is. It was so quick I even forgot to take a picture during the process!

akasa revo in place

Clearance wasn't a problem here, as you can see.

akasa revo base installed

The base fits and feels very snug in place.

akasa revo branding

Some nice branding on the top of the shroud.

akasda revo installed

There were no clearance issues at all on the motherboard itself which is always a total bonus.

akasa revo installed

And I'm spent, time for a cup of tea. Zero to installed in well under five minutes.
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Most Recent Comments

12-10-2007, 14:50:02

We take a look at Akasa's new cooler: the "Revo". With some new technology on show and promise of good performance, let's see how it does.


Check the review hereQuote

12-10-2007, 15:41:32

Looks sexy £30 bit OTT though, since you can get a Freezer pro for about £15 and that does just fine.Quote

12-10-2007, 15:52:52

Mr. Smith
For £40 I would NOT buy that cooler, 120 ultra ftw!Quote

12-10-2007, 15:53:41

Originally Posted by name='Brooksie'
Looks sexy £30 bit OTT though, since you can get a Freezer pro for about £15 and that does just fine.
Indeed, though the price is as below, $40

Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
For £40 I would NOT buy that cooler, 120 ultra ftw!
Just what I thought, but it is new technology and R&D costs ££'sQuote

12-10-2007, 16:01:33

Ah well.

It has to be said, I started reading the review (excellent again btw) with a pretty optimistic slant - especially with the idea of the tech involved.

To be fair, it looks an equiv cooler of a stock Intel (give or take minimal temps), but quieter. That in mind, the price is OTT imo.

Agree with the conclusion tbh. (however personally disappointed a bit)Quote

16-10-2007, 16:48:06

Please note that I have now added a note from Adrian Young, Akasa's marketing directorQuote

18-11-2007, 13:44:02

What would be OC3D A-List of air coolers and other such products?

Do you have an A-List? If Not would be a worthy addition me thinks.Quote

18-11-2007, 13:45:57

Hmm might be an idea actually mate. I might see what I can do about gettign some "top10's" from what we've doneQuote

18-11-2007, 14:05:09

omg why hadnt i thought of that lol

would be helpful to have a table - with a sort function (sort value for money, performance and looks (or whatever the scoring goes by) also sort by overall score)

ace idea!Quote

19-11-2007, 00:32:07

Originally Posted by name='maverik-sg1'
What would be OC3D A-List of air coolers and other such products?

Do you have an A-List? If Not would be a worthy addition me thinks.
That is a very good idea and one that I have been meaning to get actioned for a while now. However, once I get through this backlog of reviews I'll get started on it.Quote

07-04-2008, 11:52:47

Hi. New to the forums. Just purchased one of these and was getting similar performance to the stock cooler. I did a google (next time I'll do it before I buy) and found you guys.

I tried adding a 4000rpm fan to improve things, but I just dropped the temp by a further 1 degree. Very disappointing product for the price.

I am now in the market for a new cooler, this time I'll do some research.Quote

07-04-2008, 14:03:33

Agreed it's costly for the price, although I did get better performance than the stock cooler

Awesome mounting system though in fairnessQuote

07-04-2008, 16:21:33

And exceptionally light. Should be easy enough to remove Quote

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