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Neng Tyi Nexus KN02 HSF Review - Testing

For those who have been asking for inexpensive heatsinks for your systems, take a peek here as Mike "Darthtanion" Wright takes a look at one of the cheapest coolers to recently hit the market. Of course, inexpensive doesn't take away the necessity for reasonable performance. We've put this Nexus cooler through the standard gauntlet to see if it will suit the needs of those looking for a more reasonably priced cooling solution. Let's see how it fared against some other low-cost sinks!

By: | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 21, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Neng Tyi



What better way to test a new cooler than to run it through the tried and true methods that have been used for the past couple of years? We'll begin with an idle temperature reading and then throw it into a Quake III Arena Deathmatch. Once it has had a chance to cool down a bit, we'll run it through a looping of MadOnion's 3DMark2001 Demo. All testing was conducted with an ambient temperature of 21C.


But first, lets take a look at the testing system:


Antec PLUS1080 Tower Case


EPoX 8KHA+ Motherboard


AMD Athlon XP 1800+ Processor


512MB Crucial PC2100 DDR Memory


X-Micro Impact Ti4200


Seagate Barracuda 40GB Hard Drive


Arctic Silver III


Results - Idle



The Nexus cooler is sitting one degree behind the Thermaltake unit, but still in line with other budget coolers available.


Results - Quake III Arena



We're falling a bit behind but still within the acceptable temperature window. I generally set my limit at 45C as the ceiling to work under, so we're still there.


Results - 3DMark2001 Demo Loop



Again, we're skirting close to the ceiling but still within what is considered acceptable by nearly all standards. But before you think me crazy for accepting a cooler that isn't winning the war, take a note of the comments on the next page. I think it will clear the fog around this mysterious attitude.


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