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7.8 out of 10

Cooler Master Vortex Plus

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Compatibility 10
10
Ease of setup 6
6.0

Installation Challenges. Cools great.

Dataminer, Bestbuy
11 November 2012
  • Summary: I needed a new heat sink and fan because the mounts to my former one broke when I took it out of the old MB, so I needed a new one for my new MB.
  • Pros: Keeps chip cool, fits many formats, not too big or small.
  • Cons: Mounting to board was challenge for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Chad_M, NCIX.com
11 August 2012
  • Summary: Very good heatsink for the price and cools way better and quieter than stock, as long as you don't have the fan going as fast as it can. I had a p7n 775 MOBO that has high chipset coolers and this fit, then I switched it to a HTPC AMD pc and it was low enough to fit easily. Very good design and adequate cooling.
  • Pros: For the price you can price match it at it's an amazing cooler., just the right size to fit in smaller cases but still keep cool.
  • Cons: could have a better fan but not a big deal for the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

SixDs, NCIX.com
9 June 2011
  • Summary: I purchased one of these to replace the stock cooler on my i860 cpu, which obviously has been designed to be just adequate and nothing more. I wanted something with a little more than adequacy. Although there is sufficient room in my case, I do not like the big tower coolers that are so popular nowadays. I'll admit they may provide better cooling, but hanging all that weight cantilevered off my mainboard socket does not appeal to me.
  • Pros: Relatively inexpensive, Relatively good build quality, Relatively light, low profile down-draft cooler, Improvement over stock Intel cooler
  • Cons: Not the best cooling performance compared to many other coolers out there, Will be quite noisy if temperatures cause the fan to ramp up to full speed
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Doug_the_Slug, NCIX.com
25 February 2011
  • Summary: I run this unit fanless on a 65W energy efficient AMD quad core. Since the PSU fan is within CM of the heatsink, the PSU fan pulls enough air to keep the thing cool without a dedicated CPU Heatsink Fan. It's definitely quieter than stock because it is running fanless and making use of the PSU fan to power it's cooling. Manages 50 deg at full folding load using the airflow from the PSU.
  • Pros: nice cheap aftermarket heatsink
  • Cons: fan didn't fit into my HTPC
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

The_Lensman, NCIX.com
14 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought this HSF to replace the stock i5 760 Intel cooler. The stock cooler is fine as a paperweight, but not good at anything else. The cooler dropped my CPU temps by about 25 degrees over stock and because it is capable of three different orientations, I have it doing a fine job of cooling my MOSFETs too. The PWM fan is nicely controlled by my Intel MB and I can't hear it from outside the case. All in all, this HSF is a good value for the money.
  • Pros: Size, weight and PWM fan.
  • Cons: Could use a 5th heat pipe between the other four.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Obi, NCIX.com
31 October 2010
  • Summary: I'm using this with an Intel DQ45EK and Antec Skeleton Mini. While I can't use the CPU coolers fan, the fan in the Antec Skeleton provides enough airflow to cover the cooler and other heat sinks.
  • Pros: L shape covers north and south bridge heat sinks
  • Cons: Can't use the fan when place in the Antec Skeleton mini.
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Overall 8
8.0

COOLER MASTER Vortex Plus RR-VTPS-28PK-R1 92mm Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

Toviel, pricebat.ca
15 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Decreased Prime95 temp from 80C to 60C more than stock cooler.Don't have to take away MB to mount.Cooler itself is nicely made.Cooler fits well on my mATX P55M-UD2 mother board and in my Antec Silver Fusion HTPC case.Guidelines are actually quite good. Push pins are poorly made, they pop out beneath strain: I don't recommend this cooler for tower or mobile applications.The fan clips are nasty.
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Overall 8
8.0

COOLER MASTER Vortex Plus RR-VTPS-28PK-R1 92mm Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

Roxy, pricebat.ca
21 July 2013
  • Excerpt: - Fit smaller case (mine's not low-profile, although)- Not too huge a footprint (top, or bottom)- Fairly quiet- Not as well hard to install (see 'other')- Cools nicely- Comes with every little thing you want (see 'other')- Low cost - Make contact with plate not smooth (see 'other')- AMD clip in two pieces, alternatively of a single I got this for a HTPC in a mainly-closed media cabinet beneath the Television; applied for world wide web, music, and Television recording.
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Overall 8
8.0

COOLER MASTER Vortex Plus RR-VTPS-28PK-R1 92mm Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

Tobit, pricebat.ca
28 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Ideal low profile cooling I could locate on a spending budget. About the exact same as a stock AMD Black Edition unit, but Much quieter and better cooling overall. The directions are quite lousy. I found myself genuinely struggling to place it on. It took a couple of viewings of the guidelines to click to precisely what I was undertaking incorrect. You've Genuinely got to look at the images meticulously to make certain you are putting the bracket in the right location.
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Overall 8
8.0

COOLER MASTER Vortex Plus RR-VTPS-28PK-R1 92mm Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

Kalila, pricebat.ca
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Very low profile, fits with tons of room. I have an Antec HTPC case, so vertical room was at a premium, this has tons of space. Set up on an AM3 board was super simple. Extremely quiet compared to the stock cooler, could in all probability be helped some by a super hihg quality fan, but this point is really quiet now, not silent, but very quiet. the fan clips dont make a **** bit of sense, and took me staring at the picture for about 15 mins to make sense of it.
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