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Nexus VCT-9000 CPU Cooler - Test System &Testing Results

Nexus tries their hand at a universal CPU cooler with silence in mind, using a few new tricks of the trade. Let's see if they find the right balance.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 30, 2010 3:53 pm
TweakTown Rating: 83%      Manufacturer: Nexus

Test System & Test Results

 

TweakTown uses a different method for testing CPU heatsinks which allows for an even playing field across all product tests. We feel that by using the same ambient temperature and strict lab-like testing procedures we are able to accurately compare one product to another. More information on our testing procedure can be found in the T.E.C.C. article here.

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At idle the cooler was quiet, but turned out only average results.

 

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At load, again the VCT-9000 wasn't making too much noise, but you can see the lack of surface area and the slow speed of the fan did come at a cost to performance.

 

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42 dB is a very respectable rating and I would in fact consider this a "quiet" solution to cooling.

 

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Even with everything fully loaded and the fan at full go, it is one of the top ten quietest fans I have had the pleasure not to hear.

 

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