Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler Review

Introduction

Nexus VCT-9000 Silent Cooler

Introduction

Aftermarket coolers aren't just for those who intend on undertaking obsene overclocks. The traditional heatsink that comes bundled with today's Intel and AMD processors have a number of limitations that inevitably lead to end users purchasing something more capable. While temperatures remain to be the 'make or break' factor, noise levels are just as important. So is your desktop computer whining invariably like a sick puppy? Well look no further as this is what today's review is all about.

Nexus is a name that may not ring a bell for many of you. Formed nearly ten years ago in The Netherlands, Nexus started life as designers of fans and heatsinks. Sporting the goal of "Building a Strong and Reliable Trademark for Silent Computing", Nexus are here to show off their latest offering; the VCT-9000.

So what exactly does Nexus' new cooler have to offer?

ManufacturerNexus
ModelVCT-9000
Socket CompatibilityIntel Mount
LGA775/1156/1366
AMD Mount
Socket AM2/AM3
Heatpipe CountTotal of 5 Direct Contact Heatpipes
4 x 6mm Heatpipes
1 x 8mm Central Heatpipe
Heatsink Dimensions (mm)

132 x 117.8 x 144.92

Fan Dimensions
120 x 120 x 25 (mm)
Fan Speed & Noise500 - 1600RPM
Weight

635g

Material

Nickel Plated Copper 


On paper, the VCT-9000 sounds very promising. Featuring a number of direct contact heatpipes, a dense fin structure and a fairly large set of dimensions, perhaps we're on to a winner? Let's continue.

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Most Recent Comments

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

09-07-2010, 06:54:26

alienware
Infact yes, I think my analogy could well be correct. Coolers with direct contact heat pipes are usually wicked on AMD.Quote

09-07-2010, 07:52:59

silenthill
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='AlienALX'
Infact yes, I think my analogy could well be correct. Coolers with direct contact heat pipes are usually wicked on AMD.
what about the Titan Fenrir it was great on both the AMD and INTEL CPUsQuote

09-07-2010, 07:56:17

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='AlienALX'
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
Thats way wrong fella. AMD's run COOLER anyways, thats just the way it is. So temps will always be better, a cooler that cant cope with a clocked i7 probs will cope with a clocked 965.Quote
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