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Nexus XiR-2300 Aluminum Ed. CPU Cooler - The Cooler

Using our trusted T.E.C.C. testing methods, we compare Nexus' XiR-2300 CPU Cooler to all our previously tested coolers.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 30, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Nexus

The Cooler

 

 

In this image we see the four 6mm heatpipes that move heat from the bottom copper plate to the upper dispersion area. You can also see the small piece of heat shrink tubing that allows you to tuck the extra cable length away so it is not in your way.

 

 

A look at the side of the cooler exposes the thin aluminium fins and the length of the copper heatpipes. Notice on the bottom that the XiR-2300 has a fin area attached directly to the top of the heatpipes to aid in cooling the processor.

 

 

Here we see more of the secondary fin area that sits on top of the heatpipes. Many companies just sandwich the pipes with smooth metal plates and don't take advantage of heatsinks in this area.

 

 

The other side is very similar to the first side we took a look at.

 

 

From the top you can see that the fan sits down inside of the fins. The fan has two orange LEDs inside for some extra fun with the product.

 

 

Here is a closer look at the cabling system; just pull out what you need to make the connection and you can keep the rest tucked in nicely.

 

 

The contact area between the CPU and heatsink is very smooth. I am afraid to touch it because if I did I know I would never get this amount of reflection back.

 

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