The world of cooling is full of coolers that will do the job for you. From huge multi-heatpiped monsters to small basic heatsinks that will cool your processor at a low price, you're spoiled for choice.
OCZ have produced a couple of CPU coolers now and their latest effort is the Vendetta. With multi-socket support and a much smaller footprint than most of the so-called "performance heatsinks" out there, the Vendetta also has a rather odd and interesting feature too...but that's for later.
The packaging on the OCZ Vendetta is simple and neat. OCZ have deliberately kept it fairly minimal, but with the added inclusion of a window in the packaging. This is a welcome addition as it lets you see what you're buying, before you buy it.
The Vendetta is wrapped up well by OCZ so there's no worries about what condition you'll receive it in.
That's the packaging, now let's see what you get with it.
The package with the OCZ Vendetta has everything you could wish for with a cooler. We have:
* Socket 775 mounting kit
* Socket AM2/939 mounting kit
* Thermal ceramique
* 3PIN to 4PIN (fan to molex) Power connector
* Mounting screws
* 92mm OCZ Fan
Pretty standard for a decent cooler, so OCZ has done well there.
Here is the specification:
For Sockets AMD 754/755/939/AM2, Intel LGA775*
3 Pure Copper heat pipes for superior heat dissipation
Pure Aluminum fins for ultimate durability
1 year warranty
Rated Voltage: 12V DC
Fan Speed: 1200-2800RPM
Fan Air Flow: 39-54.6 CFM
Noise Level: 22-34 dBA
Bearing type: ball
Connector: 4 pin with PWM
Heatsink: (L)97 x (W)79 x (H)134mm
92mm Fan with rubber connectors
Mounting Hardware for all above CPUs
The specification doesn't look too shabby, although the more eagle eyed of you may have noticed OCZ haven't given a DB rating for the 92mm fan!