Date: December 11th, 2007
Article by: Karl Van der Walt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Nanoxia
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CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS
From the moment I saw a case badge included in the packaging I knew that Nanoxia meant business. With the Dual Contact Hybrid Base CPU cooler they have proved that although they are newcomers they can produce top quality products. This is easily the best cooler I have used on an LGA 775 system to date and whilst I haven't tested products from some of the bigger names in CPU cooling I know a good product when I see one.
No other cooler has been able to keep my old Intel Pentium D 805 under 50c at full load till now. Provided the pricing is right I would say this is an undeniable winner. The Dual Contact Hybrid Base CPU cooler gets Tweaknews' coveted Top Rank award.
*Editor's Addition:* This is the type of cooler companies should be manufacturing now instead of relying completely on heatpipe technology for heat transfer. The heatpipe technology is nothing but a fad that I hope it will die soon so we go back to grassroots fin-on-die technology. The heatpipes on this cooler assist in heat transfer, but the cooling fins still are the main heat transfer surface directly from the processor die.
- Good build quality
- Good looks
- Innovative design
- Superb cooling performance
- Easy installation
- Almost idiot proof
- Fan controller
- Fan is a bit loud at full speed
If you have any questions about this cooler, please feel free to ask them HERE.