OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler ReviewFormer staff writer - November 28, 2007
Category: CPU Cooling
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Being a car guy, one of the first things that happens when getting a car is putting your “mark” on it by personalizing it in some way. Not one to go for “all show and no go,” performance was usually top on the list. Top of the list is to get the engine breathing better to free up some ponies, so IHE (Intake, Header, and Exhaust) was usually the most practical bang for your buck. Sure it may have some primer spots on it, but it’ll smoke your blingin’, neon lit, speaker on wheels at the quarter mile. The easiest way to put your “mark” on your PC and increase performance is swapping out the stock cooler for an aftermarket one to get your CPU breathing better and free up some extra MHz. Just as with automotive aftermarket, the PC cooling aftermarket is flooded with cooling solutions ranging from mild to wild depending on your tastes and budget. Finding the best performance to price ratio is key.
The OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler is one of the many, many CPU coolers out there vying for your hard earned cash. With heat pipes being the “new black” these days due to excellent performance returns, OCZ uses a new twist on a heat pipe and fin design by Xigmatek and tries to increase performance. Most heat pipe coolers use a solid base, while the heat pipes on the OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler come in direct contact with the CPU.
The OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler comes packaged in a rather large silver and blue box with a window on the front showing the 92mm fan. The sides detail the Key Features as well as Specifications and Features. The back has a shot of the Vendetta in all its aluminum finned and heat pipe glory.