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APACK ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 Premium - The ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120

ZEROtherm has impressed us with every outing; can the NV120 Premium do the same?

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 28, 2008 4:00 am
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The ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120

 

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Here we see the cooler from the front fan side. As you can see, the fan doesn't have a shroud so you will want to be sure not to route cables close to the cooler. The fan cable length is around 7 inches so you may want to wrap it around the cooler a little to keep the extra out of the way.

 

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The fins go all the way out past the edge of the fan on the side. This allows more surface area and takes advantage of air passing on the outer edges of the fan.

 

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On the back side we see that the fins are longer than the overall width of the cooler. By giving the fins bubble in the middle, the cooler has more surface area that should equal great cooling capacity.

 

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The copper heatpipes of the Nirvana are with a finish so they do not tarnish. As you can see, the cooler uses four in total and they route from the base of the cooler past the fin area. At the base the heatpipes are sandwiched between the copper CPU contact base and the coolers mounting system.

 

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From the top we see the nickel finish of the aluminum fins. This adds a little pizzazz if you have a window on your case.

 

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The Nirvana's base is made of copper like the heatpipes and is also coated. As you can see, the base has a near mirror finish but it is possible to see a few machine marks.

 

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Once installed and powered on, the fan illuminates the entire area with its two blue LEDs.

 

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