Nexus XiR-3500 Copper Edition CPU Cooler

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
Nexus XiR-3500So let’s run through what we have seen so far. The Nexus XiR-3500 is straightforward to install, in most cases it will require the removal of your motherboard for fitting, but what performance heatsink doesn’t? Weighing in at 796g the cooler certainly isn’t the heaviest out there, once installed the cooler feels stable, it’s not going to move around or in the worst case scenario fall off the motherboard causing some damage on its way. The whole product has a feel of quality about it, the gold packaging is easy to identify and pleasing to the eye. Everything is neatly packaged and well presented whilst keeping the heatsink safe in transit, scoring brownie points with me Nexus even bundle a spatula for spreading the supplied paste.
 
Performance wise, what can I say? The Nexus XiR-3500 does a stirling job, the core i7 920 can be a toasty chip and at stock speed the XiR-3500 held the temperature at 68°C under full load. This blew away the stock Intel cooler and was a lot quieter while doing so. Running an Intel i7 920 overclocked to 3.6ghz under full load the Nexus XiR-3500 kept the temperatures in check at 79°C that’s very impressive for an almost silent cooler, remember folks this was carried out on what was probably the hottest day we will have this year. Most coolers would be sweating under the strain while the XiR-3500 kept its cool and remained silent.
 
I challenge you to ask any performance pc enthusiast what is one of the most annoying features of their pc. I bet the answer would be noise. Nexus have risen to this challenge and provided us with an excellent solution.
 
 
Nexus I salute you on your achievement.
 
 
The Good
- Silence
- Build Quality
- Packaging
- Looks
- Did I mention Silence!
 
The Mediocre
- Beaten by the Vendettta II
- Finish on the base of my review sample
- Not being able to change the fan
 
The Bad
- Nothing to report
 
 
Overclock3D Silence Award 
 
Thanks to Nexus for providing the XiR-3500 Copper Edition for review. Discuss this review in our forums.  
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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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