Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler Review
Packaging & Initial Impressions
Nexus have adopted a very mature and professional design for their packaging. If you're looking for the total opposite of Scythe packaging, this is it.
Without excessive unravelling, the cooler is removed from the top of the box, fully assembled with it's shroud and 120mm fan. It is a rather large cooler, although the staggered fin design behind the fan means that it features considerably less surface area than other 120mm compatible tower coolers.
As mentioned previously the VCT-9000 features five direct contact heatpipe coolers. There is much debate as to whether direct contact is necessary or noticeably more effective than conventional designs, but the surface is suitably flat and should hopefully perform just as well.
Notice that the central heapipe is larger than the rest with a 8mm diameter. Finally, each fin is just 3mm thick. The spacing is tight and as such Nexus have managed to fit a large number of fins in doing so.