EVERCOOL Venti CPU Cooler ReviewWaco - May 15, 2013
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EVERCOOL Venti CPU Cooler Conclusion:
I'm sure if you've read the review (or at least skimmed the results before jumping to the conclusion), you'd probably know what I’m going to say here. Although the EVERCOOL Venti is relatively inexpensive, I think it missed the mark in a few key areas. The cooling performance leaves a lot to be desired, the small stature seems wasted in a tower-type cooler design, and the low price doesn't redeem those to hefty shortcomings. It's easy to install once you realize how everything goes together, but the whole design just feels a bit like it missed the mark.
With its fast 120mm cooling fan, full height tower design, and overall decent construction, I just expected more from the EVERCOOL tower. Four heatpipes in a direct contact design should be able to dissipate quite a bit of heat but when my 2600K started to enter the zone of thermal throttling that comes just before the magic smoke comes out, I was left high and dry. I imagine with a few small tweaks, EVERCOOL could really have a winner on its hands but with the thin fins, average base finish, and loud (single) fan, there's just no way to bring this one back from the brink.
Don't take it the wrong way, there's nothing really wrong with the Venti; it just doesn't seem to have a place on the market. If money is an issue, there are better and quieter coolers for around a similar price, and there are smaller coolers that better fit into tiny builds that perform better as well. This one gets a pretty resounding pass in my book; look elsewhere unless you really can't spare a couple dollars for a vastly superior cooler.
- Small size and easy installation
- Fan is extremely quiet at low speeds
- Mounting system leaves a lot of clearance around the socket
- Terrible cooling performance under higher load
- Loud fan when running at high speed to cope with higher clocks
- Small size seems wasted in a tower cooler