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  • CoolerMaster Vortex 752 Review
  • CoolerMaster Vortex 752 Review



    For those of you looking for an extremely quiet heatsink and are put off by the current "bigger is better" trend the CoolerMaster Vortex 752 might be exactly what you are looking for. The Vortex 752 is a compact CPU cooler which appears to be more of an OEM alternative than replacement. We wouldn't suggest any hard core overclocking with the Vortex 752 as the size and cooling capacity had our system running a little toasty, but as our benchmarks have shown some mild overclocking is well within reach.

    One notable feature of the Vortex 752 is the overall size and reduced weight making for an almost perfect combination. Weight has always been an issue when it comes to heatsinks and with the larger ones being more susceptible to rotational forces we find a small slow profile heatsink is a welcome change. Granted we haven't heard of anyone breaking their motherboard from using a large heatsink.

    Then again, they might be just to embarrassed to say anything.

    Heatsink installation was a snap and in some instances was more intuitive than the rotational clips found on the OEM unit. Simply install the proper hardware and screw everything into place.

    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. happy smile
    Good Things
    Low Weight - less than oem
    Extremely silent
    Thermal fan
    Universal installation
    Bad Things
    High temperatures under overclocking conditions
    Thermal fans react slowly to load changes
    Rubber fan mounts make fan replacement impossible
    We would like to thank CoolerMaster for helping to make this review possible.