Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler Review
Today Nexus have shown us a very mature product. We were impressed by it's quality construction, ease of installation and low noise. It is not uncommon for CPU Coolers to come bundled with poor quality fans or none at all. Quality fans may set you back as much as £15 a pop and soon enough, the overall outlay for your CPU cooler adds up very quickly. Thankfully the VCT-9000 saves you the trouble by including an excellent fan along with rubber vibration dampening fittings. Regardless of whether you operate your Nexus at 500RPM or 1600RPM, noise will not be an issue.
It must be stressed however that the VCT-9000 isn't for everyone. With a retail price of around £50, many of you might expect this aftermarket cooler to handle a flaming Core i7 or Phenom II X4/X6 with relative ease. Sadly, the nature of this cooler means that our overclocked Core i7 930 could not be tamed. Solely from a cooling performance point of view, this is not going to interest a large number of individuals. However, as we mentioned at the start of the review, Nexus is all about offering low noise solutions and this is exactly what you get. As a "straight from box" solution, there is very little on the market today that will offer such noise levels for standard frequency Core i7's and (more comfortably) Core i3/i5's and Phenom II processors. Nexus have chosen to cater for a very small niche with this cooler but they have been very successful in doing so. Well done.
- Silent Operation
- Multi Socket Support
- Ease of Installation
- Price could be lower
- Not suitable for high end Quad/Hex Core overclocking