Nexus XiR-3500 Copper Edition CPU Cooler

Installation Overview

Installation & Test Setup
 
Installation was pretty straightforward, to be honest. The instructions, whilst not brilliant were pretty simple to follow. First off you needed to choose the correct mounting brackets for your system. You need to attach these to the base of the heatsink by loosening off the screws which, hold the aluminium heatsink to the base plate and then slide the brackets required into place and bolt back down. This clamps the brackets in place between the SkiveTek heatsink and the copper base.
 
Nexus XiR-3500 Copper Edition Fitted Nexus XiR-3500 Copper Edition Installed
 
You then need to fit the supplied washers to the upper surface of your motherboard, protecting it where the brass bolts fit though. It’s then a case of common sense when tightening the heatsink to the motherboard. Over tighten and you could damage the board. Too loose and the performance will be affected.
 
If you’re an AMD user then you’re in luck. You may not even need to remove your motherboard from your case. I would still suggest you do though.
 
Nexus XiR-3500 Copper Edition Nexus XiR-3500 Copper Edition Installed
 
With the rev 2 cooler the original 775 brackets have been modified slightly too also incorporate the spacing require for the 1366 fitment. As you can see it certainly looks the part when fitted.
 
So let’s get onto the testing....
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Most Recent Comments

27-06-2009, 07:58:56

JN
"Can't hear yourself think over the noise of your existing cooler trying to tame the heat from your new i7 CPU? Prehaps Nexus have the answer?" - by Datamonkey

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...183332930s.jpg

Nexus XiR-3500 Copper Edition CPU Cooler

27-06-2009, 08:04:31

Ghosthud1
thats one ugly thing, also the finish on the bottom of the copper is dreadfull to say the least, id rather get the vendetta

27-06-2009, 08:18:56

tinytomlogan
Nice review dudio, kudos. Wouldnt be a cooler Id buy though, nice read all the same.

27-06-2009, 09:44:02

Mul.
Great review datamonkey and a fairly good product from Nexus

27-06-2009, 12:05:04

w3bbo
Nice first review m8.

27-06-2009, 12:36:38

Datamonkey
Hey guys,

Cheers for the good feedback.

If anyone has any questions on the cooler i'll try to answer them.

RE: Ugly, i thinks i good looking bit of kit

I prefer copper to plastic housing ha ha

27-06-2009, 12:55:29

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Datamonkey'
Hey guys,

Cheers for the good feedback.

If anyone has any questions on the cooler i'll try to answer them.

RE: Ugly, i thinks i good looking bit of kit

I prefer copper to plastic housing ha ha
I have to say I also like the look of this cooler, but im a sucker for anything coopper.

Nice first review as webbo said, long may they continue

02-07-2009, 16:39:58

Mullet
Very easy read mate, image clarity was also good....top effort for a first write-up.

Prefer my TRUE120 though!!
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