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.

The Good
- Silent Operation
- Multi Socket Support
- Ease of Installation

The Mediocre
- Price could be lower
- Not suitable for high end Quad/Hex Core overclocking

The Bad
- None

We would like to that Quiet PC for the sample today, you can discuss our findings in the forums.

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Most Recent Comments

09-07-2010, 04:21:11

Nexus think they have mastered the art of silent cooling with their VCT-9000 cooler. Let's see if we can prove it.

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09-07-2010, 06:26:22

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

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

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