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Thermalright Venomous X
6.4 out of 10

Thermalright Venomous X

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Overall 8
8.0

Great cooler

Richard M., Newegg
28 November 2011
  • Summary: The instructions aren't that great, so pay attention to the drawings. Also, I wasn't sure which way to face the fan for the best airflow but that was easy enough to look up online.
  • Pros: I've built two systems using this cooler. System 1 CPU: Core i5 2500k Compound: Chill factor III thermal paste (came with it) Application method: center-glob Temperature: 23 °C, not overlocked System 2 CPU: Core i5 2500k Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Application method: credit card spreading Temperat...
  • Cons: In one system the heatsink/fan rotates slightly downward (clockwise) from its weight and doesn't stay perfectly perpendicular to the motherboard.
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Overall 10
10

The Best

Loren H., Newegg
8 October 2011
  • Summary: Can't wait to get another fan to do a push pull setup.
  • Pros: The highest quality heatsink your money can buy. This thing just feels solid.... I am sure I will have this cooler for a long long time. The fan is quiet and the unit itself outperforms pretty much everything on the market. Thermalright is my new fav heatsink company.
  • Cons: It is more expensive than some other coolers... but I speak from experience that you get what you pay for with this kinda thing.
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Overall 10
10

great cooler

David M., Newegg
4 July 2011
  • Summary: Intel 960 3.2 ghz OC to 4.01 ghz standard /4.3 ghz turbo Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard Corsair Vengeance DDR3 - 1600 Ram EVGA 580 GTX 1.5 GB GDDR5
  • Pros: This heat sink keeps my system running very cool. I left it running downloading from steam all night and it still keeps my system running at 31c at idle and when I am stress testing (still downloading also) it goes up to 62c I tried prime95 and the intel extreme tuning utility, both with the same...
  • Cons: This thing is HUGE! You will almost certainly have to take your motherboard out of its case to mount it.Some people have complained about the fan blocking the first ram socket but its not an issue with the X58 motherboard I have. The white fan shroud is not as attractive as a black one would have...
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Overall 10
10

Cool and Quiet

Elle C., Newegg
24 June 2011
  • Summary: Pressure mounting system is awesome, however keep in mind there are reports of processors being crushed by too much pressure. Normally these are people who do 'washer mods' and other things to a system that already gives off an amazing amount of pressure.
  • Pros: Excellent cooler. This is a large cooler, but buying this you've come to expect this. Despite that this cooler fit very adequately in an Antec 902 mid tower case, with some caveats. I was not able to fit a side fan once this was in, however the cooling to the CPU is worth this sacrifice, as bette...
  • Cons: No extra fan clips are included with this product, while the original Ven-X comes with two pairs for a push-pull configuration. The fan holder is good though, so I do plan on purchasing another one. Very easy to put on. Beware of clearance issues on 1156/1155 boards. This will cause issues with y...
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Overall 8
8.0

Way better than the stock cooler

John B., Newegg
10 June 2011
  • Summary: fits snugly in my COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Pros: my cpu used to idle at 35, but now its down to 23. opens up the option for me to over clock if i were so inclined.
  • Cons: the screws and clamp were awful to put on. would of been a better design if the clamp were to somehow connect with the cooler. something more than just a notch.
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Overall 10
10

Great Cooler

Joseph W., Newegg
29 May 2011
  • Summary: I replaced a Scythe Ninja with this cooler on an OC'd i7 920 (3.8GHz) mounted to an ASUS P6T-SE. No clearance problems with either the Mobo, or my case (Antec p180). Idle and full-load temps dropped an average of 17 degrees, and the max temp difference between cores went from 13 degrees to 4.
  • Pros: Great cooling! Decent mounting system, well made, reasonably quiet. Reasonable price.
  • Cons: Instructions were a bit weak.
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Overall 2
2.0

Missing a FAN!

ThreeSided S., Newegg
7 May 2011
  • Summary: Wouldn't know it says it comes with a fan but it's missing one, trying to get RMA info from newegg right now to fix it
  • Pros: looks nice
  • Cons: It's HUGE it sticks out like 8 inches from the motherboard I have no idea if ANY case can fit this thing
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Overall 10
10

User Review

BENNY S., Newegg
7 April 2011
  • Pros: LOOKS GREAT, WORKS WELL. EASY TO INSTALL. FITS COMFORTABLY IN THE COOLER MASTER SCOUT CASE. YOU CAN EVEN INSTALL DOMINATOR TYPE RAM WITH THIS COOLER. KEEPS TEMPS IN LOW 30'S. I HAVE THE I7-960. FAN IS SUPER QUITE. NO NEED FOR PUSH PULL SETUP.
  • Cons: PRETTY BIG. MAKE SURE YOUR CASE CAN HANDLE IT. NEEDED TO TAKE THE FAN OFF TO SECURE IT. I WAS A LITTLE TRICKY PUTTING THE FAN BACK ON AS TO NOT BREAK OR BEND ANYTHING.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing cooler

Samantha G., Newegg
21 March 2011
  • Summary: Make sure you follow the directions closely. Pay attention to when you're supposed to put the rubber washers on... it's easy to miss. On my P8P67 Pro motherboard the fan did not cover up any of the DIMM slots, but I've heard this can be a problem on other boards.
  • Pros: This is an outstanding CPU cooler. If you look around you'll see it consistently ranks towards the top of CPU cooling benchmarks, and it's no joke. With ambient temperatures of 23-24C, my i7 2600K idles around 28-30C. Moderately overclocked to 4.0Ghz, running Prime95 blend tests, it barely breaks...
  • Cons: It's rather large, but you knew this already. The more surface area, the more heat gets displaced, the lower temperatures you get. That said, if you have a mid tower you should check the dimensions and make sure this will fit in your case. I have a Cooler Master HAF932 and it fits with room to sp...
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Overall 10
10

The BEST!

Stanislawa W., Newegg
12 March 2011
  • Summary: I've had it running at 4.4ghz, but the temps were hovering between 85-88C which is a little too hot for my liking. I will probably go for that mark again when I got another fan for push/pull.
  • Pros: Wow, what can I say? This cooler is amazing. I am currently running my i5 750 at 4.0ghz and this thing keeps the temps under 72C! I am using the stock fan and it's whisper quiet due to the fluid dynamic bearings.
  • Cons: The mounting system is a bit more tricky than your average stock cooler, but the manual is very good at explaining everything.
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