Date: December 15th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Vantec USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
With a lot of thin aluminum fins and three large 8mm copper heatpipes, the FX 120 should perform very well, and the PWM fan should minimize noise. We'll see. It's relatively compact for a 120mm cooler, as well. While the weight of the cooler exceeds the Intel maximum of 450 grams, this has been dome many times by many manufacturers, so I don't see this as a problem.
I'll be interested to see how the HDT technology is implemented and its effect on performance. It seems intuitive that this is a good idea, but many of the high-end air cooling manufacturers have not used this technology. Maybe the most exciting (and certainly the most unusual) features of Vantec's FX 120 is that they've included support for the old Intel socket 478!
For around $40-50 US, you get the nicely packaged Aeroflow FX 120 cooler complete with a white PWM fan.
Inside the box, there's the cooler/fan, user's manual and a zip bag containing all the mounting hardware. We'll go over this stuff in more detail in the next section.