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V3 Voltair High Performance Thermoelectric CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 3, 2014 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 73%Manufacturer: V3 Components

V3 Components Voltair High Performance Thermoelectric CPU Cooler




Looking at the Voltair head on, things look pretty normal with the 120mm fan covering the cooler behind it. As you scan down to the base to see the sandwich of bases and the alternating pipe directions, we can tell this is a bit more than the usual suspects tend to offer.




Both sides of the Voltair look like this. A plain expanse of black shroud that makes sure to capture all of the available airflow, and keep it running through the fin array to help increase performance. Of course, the other side lacks the two into one fan leads that we see on this side.




Looking at the south end of a northbound cooler, we again see that the fan completely covers the rear of the cooler as well; however, this time the fan is pulling air rather than pushing. Combined, the fans deliver over 230 CFM, so airflow should not be an issue in any way with this design.




V3 added a brushed logo to the top of the cooler, which plays against the flat black paint used on the shroud. We also see four thin thumbscrews around the logo. The removal of these allows for the shroud and the fans to gently slide off the cooler for easier cleaning, or for us to look deeper into this design.




With the shroud off the cooler, we can get a look into the fin array that V3 is using in this design. We see that the fins are closed off on the sides to capture air, and keep the fin spacing equal.




As we get back to the top of the cooler, we see a thick metal plate that holds both coolers in correct spacing, and offers the standoffs that the shroud attaches too. While we have no intention to break the TIM on the TEC, if this plate is removed, you would see the pair of coolers, one inside of the other.

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