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Thermalright Venomous X
6.5 out of 10

Thermalright Venomous X

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great Cooler

Chad M., Newegg
26 February 2011
  • Summary: Installed on a Asus MA89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 Motherboard, with a Phenom II 1100T processor and G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 Memory
  • Pros: Great cooler system is running at 4ghrz @ 27C
  • Cons: A little on the large size as it states in its specs, I had to adjust the fan to fit over my memory heat spreaders. I used this cooler with a Socket AM3 board which it states on both Thermalright's website and here at Newegg is compatible with AM3. However you need an adapter that is not included...
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Excellent cooler, High Temps not coolers fault

Anonymous, Newegg
10 September 2010
  • Summary: This cooler favors high-RPM fans in a push-pull configuration, not so much the Noctua fans, but high static pressure fans.. I'm using a pair of Thermalright 1600rpm fans (same design as included fan, but higher rpm) in a push-pull configuration and it keeps my i7 930 plenty cool..
  • Pros: Big, but not overly massive like some high-end coolers Among the very very best air coolers on the market Included 120mm 1300RPM fan is quiet & works Aesthetically pleasing for an air cooler Excellent pressure-adjustable mounting bracket Easy installation i7 930 @ 3.7GHz, 1.112 voltage, 63c max, ...
  • Cons: Included fan shroud is nice, but white is ugly for most builds Pricey for an air cooler Doesn't include a 2nd fan shroud for installing a 2nd fan.
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Awesome

Jason I., Newegg
5 September 2010
  • Summary: All around strong system. W3580, on Gigabyte UD7, 3GB Kingston HyperX 2000, two 9800GX2 in quad, 5 HDs, 3 disc drives, Rosewill 1 Megawatt PSU all in a HAF932 case. Rock solid and cool.
  • Pros: First let me say thank you to Newegg for finally offering Thermalright coolers. I have a V-X with a push-pull Noctua setup. Proc is a W3580 on a Gigabyte UD7. Idles between 36-38c. Under full load, will barely break 60c will fans on low. Solid mounting, great cooler.
  • Cons: There was no prize in the box.
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