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Thermalright Venomous X
6.5 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 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 8
8.0

Top of the line at a good price

John m., Newegg
10 February 2011
  • Summary: Mine came with a black shroud, unlike the white one in the picture. On another site I purchased two black shrouds and two Akasa PWM 120mm high volume low noise fans (Akasa's fan design is pretty nice, 30% more CFM at equivalent RPMs) in a push/pull.
  • Pros: After running the stock cooler for a few days I decided to start messing with the overclocking capabilities of my i7-950. The stock cooler is adequate for non-overclocked rigs, and in all honesty has better clearance for most applications, so if you're not overclocking then don't worry about upgr...
  • Cons: NewEgg doesn't carry the non-RT version of this, which is just the heatsink (all I really needed). But, they had it for a good price and now I have an extra 120mm fan that I use as a case fan. Measure your RAM and case for clearance. And, I don't consider this a con: I had to remove my case's sto...
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost great!

Claus B., Newegg
26 July 2010
  • Summary: Would have given it 5 stars but the torque bracket idea is not so great and didnt like the convex surface. Yet it does the job, lapped. I ended up NOT tying down the second plate first but using it to guide to the mounting holes when setting it on the cpu.
  • Pros: 1. cools well 2. fits in mid tower 3. size allows for 12Gb memory in Asus P6x58D's 4. include both fan clamps (4) and worked better then expected 5. includes rubber strips for noise control
  • Cons: 1. Torque bracket tricky to install 2. Needs powerful fans to overclock well 3. needs lapping
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