Akasa Preps Low-Profile 59mm Tall CPU Cooler, the Nero LX
The Taiwanese cooling veterans at Akasa are readying the newest addition to its portfolio of thermal solutions, the low-profile Nero LX. This relatively diminutive CPU cooler has a footprint of 120 x 120 x 59mm (W x D x H), making it a viable option for HTPCs or small cases with cramped innards. Built with four direct contact heatpipes, Akasa is targeting the miniscule cooler for high performance heat dissipation, with its svelte 12cm fan capable of low noise output of around 11.50 - 31.50 dB(A). Fan speed varies between 600 - 1900 RPM. The cooler is backwards compatible with Intel's LGA775 and AMD's Socket AM2, AM2+, while offering support for LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, AM3+, AM3, along with Socket FM1. Akasa is also bundling a high performance thermal compound in the package, although no word yet on pricing nor availability.