Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler Review

Packaging & Initial Impressions

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.

Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler     Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler

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.

Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler     Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler

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.

Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler     Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler

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.

 

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09-07-2010, 04:21:11

tinytomlogan
Nexus think they have mastered the art of silent cooling with their VCT-9000 cooler. Let's see if we can prove it.

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09-07-2010, 06:26:22

silenthill
This cooler is all about style and low noise, it really looks nice and stylish and I think it was designed for people who don’t overclock but are more concerned with appearance and quiet environment and the packing looks quite good too but 50 £ is asking too much if it was around 35 £ I think it will sell quite well and NEXUS is not a well known brand.Quote

09-07-2010, 06:53:26

alienware
It's highly probable it works a ton load better on AMD. Usually when a cooler offers poor performance on Intel they are better suited to AMD and vice versa, good Intel coolers tend to put in a poor show on AMD cpus.

Without sounding like a misery guts this is my only complaint about cooler reviews here on OC3D. I know it's not possible for all of the testers to own two complete sets of kit but it is important to give a wider view of what the cooler is capable of accross the brands.

Any way, nice review as always Quote
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