Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 5870 Review
Published: 20th September 2010 | Source: Arctic Cooling | Price: ¬£49.98 |
What's in the box?
The packaging is absolutely an exercise in minimalism. A very sturdy plastic tray-style box keeps everything well protected whilst also minimising waste as much as possible.
Once the two side flaps are flipped open (MUCH easier than those awful blister pack style ones) we find everything we would expect to see.
It's difficult to view the Accelero Xtreme without comparing it to the Prolimatech MK-13 I recently reviewed. Here we have two RAM heatsinks instead of about 30, and the two different screw types are kept separate to reduce installation woes.
The heatsink itself is primarily functional, but actually manages to still look good nonetheless. It's a design that's been around a while now and it's good to see Arctic Cooling employing the adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
The fan design is one of the more modern ones that uses lots of little fins rather than four or five huge ones. This has a large bearing upon the noise output and so hopefully should ensure the cooler is quiet.
83 fins and 5 big heatpipes are provided to give enormous heat absorption capacity.
Speaking of the heatpipes, how gorgeous is this? A total work of art. The build-quality is exceptional and the amount of copper belies how light it actually is. It also comes with the excellent Arctic Cooling MX2 paste pre-applied for even swifter installation.