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  • Thermalright Venomous X Heatsink Review
  • Thermalright Venomous X Heatsink Review



    High performance cooling has come a long way over the years, so much in fact that it is hard to tell a difference from one cooler to another from performance numbers alone. 

    Heatsink installation went incredibly smooth and while the new retention method did work we felt it to be a little too mechanical to secure a heatsink due to the 3 levels used to hold the tower in place.  The reinforced back plate is a perfect opportunity to make good solid connection to the motherboard but was relegated to only support another mounting plate.  The main retention clip was held in place with 2 screws which somehow does not seem as sturdy as the more conventional 4 corner mounting method. 

    We do realize that the retention system is one way for a company to show off their ingenuity, but in this case seem to be a little too complex for what it actually does.

    Overall performance was excellent and our heat tests showed that the Venomous X had plenty of heat capacity to spare given that the C/W numbers were almost identical between the tests.  Cooling performance can be enhanced by installing a more powerful fan, or even a secondary fan to take advantage of a push and pull cooling method. 

    Now for our list of good things and bad things  happy smile
    Good things
    Excellent Cooling
    6 "True" Heatpipes
    Sintered Heatpipes
    Shiny Nickel Plating
    Universal Heatsink Mount
    Adjustable Mounting Pressure
    Bad Things
    No fan included
    Mounting system very mechanical
    Ninjalane Rating
    Thermalright Venomous X Heatsink Review

    Furious 5 of 5

    We would like to thank Thermalright for helping to make this review possible.