Summary: Most of us will know Akasa for their long history in offering hardware for the general user. While the company has quite the line-up, the Venom Toxic chassis is their first foray into the gaming market under a sub brand which spans multiple products. You will find CPU coolers, fans and now these cases under the watchful eye of the Viper.
That said the Venom Toxic is a good chassis with good quality and a nice set of features.
Pros: Cool looks, Three fans included, Dual fan controllers, Tool-less system for expansion card works well, Tool-less locks for 5.25 inch bays great, Plenty of space for more fans, Many possibilities for cable routing, Plenty of space inside the chassis for the latest gaming hardware, Easy to keep things clean, Ten expansion slots, Functional, metal hard drive trays, Anti-rubber compartment on top, Single USB 3.0 connector
Cons: Design not uniform on the interior, Viper looks may not be for everyone, Several other manufacturers offer the same case and features, External USB 3.0 cable, Weak fan controller: 40W for 6 fans equal a mere 6.6 W per fan, Ten mainboard expansion slots, but no HPTX support
Summary: We really liked the Akasa Venom Voodoo. It has shown a very good cooling performance with low noise, easy installation, and a great look.
Well, its look is a matter of taste. We loved the big yellow blades of the fans, but be sure it will match the rest of your computer if you don’t want to have a Christmas tree on your desk. Or, if you don’t mind how your computer looks internally, just forget the color of the fans. They are powerful and quiet.
Conclusion: Final Thoughts [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]The results are pretty conclusive when compared with the Akasa 968 and the AMD Stock Cooler, however the Venom was designed to rival these and to give a better performance than both of these coolers which it certainly does do. Although this was not included in our testing we did at one point add on an extra 12cm fan to the Akasa Venom and found that the temperatures were not in fact at all lower and this did of course just add...
Summary: The Venom from Akasa is an impressive piece of equipment. It breaks the mold of rather unspectacular-looking tower-type heatsinks, and adds some aesthetic appeal to your rig when seen through its case window. Match it with ASUS Sabertooth, Corsair Vengeance, Gainward Phantom, and you have yourself a very industrial-looking rig with the "toxic" scheme.
Pros: Decent Performance, Low Noise, Sporty Looks, Direct-touch heatpipes, Provision for second "pull" fan
Cons: Fairly large for its category, Heavy, Restricts memory modules with tall heatsinks on slot closest to CPU socket, Thermal compound supplied in sachet
Summary: The Akasa Venom heatsink stands 160mm tall and weighs just over 800grams. It's built around four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes and raw aluminum cooling fins. The Venom ships with a fancy nuclear yellow fan called the 'S-Flow' that spins at 600-1900RPM, moving around 83CFM according to the manufacturer.
Summary: Akasa's Venom Nano heatsink stands 150mm tall, weighs 560 grams and installs onto AMD socket AM2/AM3 and Intel socket 775/1156/1366 processors. Off the cuff though, it seems a little modest for Intel Core i7 use, dito for AMD Black Edition chips.
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × Akasa are well known for producing a wide range of products for the enthusiast market, such as fans, laptop cooling pads, power supplies and CPU coolers. They have had good sales success with their range of cases and today we are looking at the Venom Toxic, a full ATX design which offers a high level of airflow.
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × Enthusiast PC users are rarely satisfied with the performance or appearance of reference bundled CPU coolers. These coolers are either not good enough, too loud or lack aesthetic appeal to be installed inside a very carefully designed system. This alone explains the huge demand for aftermarket cooling solutions and the great number of products available.
Conclusion: Claro que o visual é questão de gosto. Nós achamos muito maneiras as grandes pás amarelas das ventoinhas, mas se o restante do seu computador tiver outras cores, você pode acabar tendo uma árvore de Natal sobre sua mesa. Ou, se você não dá bola para o visual interno do seu micro, simplesmente esqueça a cor das ventoinhas. Elas são poderosas e silenciosas.
Excerpt: Akasa Venom Alors que le taïwanais Akasa tente d'impressionner avec une tête de serpent et ses teintes jaunes et noires, son Venom a-t-il autant de mordant qu'il n'y parait ? Le moins que l'on puisse dire, c'est que ce modèle ne fait pas partie des poids lourds de ce comparatif, tant au niveau du dissipateur que du système de ventilation.
Pros: Très silencieux avec le PWM, Relativement compact
Cons: Système de fixation, Pâte thermique cheap, Un look un peu tape-à-l'œil ?