OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler

The Cooler: close up

The Cooler - close up
 
The OCZ Vendetta comes in a familiar format with three heatpipes going up through fins, enabling a fan to dissipate heat through them. OCZ have chosen to make the cooler slightly smaller than normal and put in a rather unusual feature that we will look at below.
 
OCZ vendetta front  ocz vendetta side
 
As you can see, the heatpipes bend round an aluminium bottom.
 
ocz vendetta top  ocz vendetta front
 
OCZ have gone for a rather nice looking branded top to the cooler and a rather funky shape for the side facing away from the fan. OCZ have informed us that the angle of the fins on the cooler combined with the dimples in every fin increase surface area and turbulance to make the cooler disappate heat quicker than the conventional shaped fins.
 
vendetta
 
The heatpipes pass straight through the fins as is normal on this type of cooler.
 
cooler base  ocz vendetta base 2
 
Here is the most striking feature of the cooler that makes it a little different from most other coolers on the market: the base isn't a solid copper flat base but is instead made up of the actual heatpipes themselves flattened to make it. Interspersed with the three heatpipes is the aforementioned aluminium which forms the rest of the base. When I first saw this my mind was undecided if it would do well or not, so we will see.
 
ocz fan  ocz fan close
 
Finally we see the 92mm fan that provides 39-54.6 CFM at 1200-2800RPM and with 22-34 dBA of noise.
 
Now let's see what we're testing with and what installation is like.
 
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30-09-2006, 10:11:09

JN
"OCZ have always been known for their high performance memory and PSU's, but have recently be trying their hand in the cooling market. We take a look at their latest invention..the Tempest."

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30-09-2006, 10:18:54

FragTek
Sweet arse heatsink, I like the performance/size ratio. Great review as well Jim, quality as usual.
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