ZEROtherm Nirvana NV 120 Cpu Cooler ReviewFormer staff writer - October 31, 2007
Category: CPU Cooling
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I have never liked the cold and can remember wearing so many layers during the winter, that simply trying to bend down was a task in itself. Unlike myself though, there are many things that like it cold, and a CPU is definitely one of them; and it seems the colder the better. Give a CPU some liquid Nitrogen and it will love you forever. Basically, if you have an unlimited cash flow, cooling options are limitless and include phase change, liquid or air cooling. Most of us don’t have the room or the money to spend on the more expensive options, so air cooling remains the most popular. Nevertheless, even with air cooling, there are many different options and heatsinks are a dime a dozen. So even when choosing the option of a heatsink and fan, it is important to educate yourself on the many different types and styles in order to correctly cool that CPU and protect your investment.
The ZEROtherm Nirvana NV 120 CPU Cooler is an air cooling alternative. Its fins are constructed of aluminum, its base is copper, it has six copper heat pipes, and it's actively cooled with a 120 mm blue LED fan. Unlike many other aftermarket heatsinks, the ZEROtherm Nirvana NV 120 CPU Cooler comes embossed with a smooth gunmetal finish that adds to a great overall look.
The ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 comes packaged in a shiny sivler box with a clear plastic panel so you can see exactly what you are getting. At times I can be partial to silver, but this box with the embossed heatsink inside would catch anyone's eye. The back and sides of the package give detailed specifications and features.