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.
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 thi...
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
Conclusion: We were a little surprised when the Venom arrived on our desks, not least because Akasa had recently released a fine high-end, low-noise CPU cooler in the form of the Akasa Nero S . In comparison the Venom, which costs a couple of quid more than the £36 Nero S , offers very little extra performance.
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...
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 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.
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.
Excerpt: Η τελευταία μας επαφή με τις ψύκτρες της Akasa ήταν πέρυσι περίπου τέτοιο καιρό με τη δοκιμή της Akasa Nero S μιας τίμιας πρότασης που μας είχε αφήσει ιδιαίτερα καλή εντύπωση με την απόδοσή, την καλαισθησία και τον ελάχιστο παραγόμενο θόρυβο του ανεμιστήρα της.