Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler Review

Posted by: Sahil Mannick on: 05-03-2010 [ 8 comment(s) ]

Thermalright, a name revered by many, have sent us their new flagship cooler for review, the Venomous X. Let's see how it stacks up in this ever growing competitive market.

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Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler Review

DaTLiTe



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#3452 Posted on: 01.03.2010 05:06:21
Nice review there and shows that thermalright have done it again. Feeling the urge to hit the buy button!!!!

Quick question, what tim did you use? the supplied stuff or something else?

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Sniper Ash6



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#3458 Posted on: 01.03.2010 07:25:51
A nice CPU cooler and nice review - well done Sahil

Shame there is no mounting possibility for AMD boards

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Helios1234
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#3459 Posted on: 01.03.2010 07:55:16
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Nice review there and shows that thermalright have done it again. Feeling the urge to hit the buy button!!!!

Quick question, what tim did you use? the supplied stuff or something else?
Yeah I used the Chill factor. I would normally use the MX-3 but ran out. Saying that I tried the Chill factor on the Noctua NH-D14, on which I had previously used the MX-3 and noticed some improvements.

I might do a thermal paste round up in the future.

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#3483 Posted on: 02.03.2010 05:57:37
Superb review. I greatly appreciate the detailed drawings that showed exactly how the cooler is mounted.

I also appreciate your presenting the temps two ways, so we could compare.

Finally, your comparing various coolers with the same fans allows us to see the difference between them. I only wish you had had those Swif fans when you ran your Megahalems testing. I have seen a big difference when the Mega moves to higher output fans, and it would be interesting to see if at higher cfm it closed the gap with the VX.

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#3484 Posted on: 02.03.2010 07:51:59
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Superb review. I greatly appreciate the detailed drawings that showed exactly how the cooler is mounted.

I also appreciate your presenting the temps two ways, so we could compare.

Finally, your comparing various coolers with the same fans allows us to see the difference between them. I only wish you had had those Swif fans when you ran your Megahalems testing. I have seen a big difference when the Mega moves to higher output fans, and it would be interesting to see if at higher cfm it closed the gap with the VX.

Thanks ehume!

Yeah, it would have been interesting to see how the Megahalem performed with the SWiF2 but based on the Noctua fans alone, I'd take the VX any day. I suppose most people want a degree of silence and the SWiF fans won't give you that.

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#3499 Posted on: 02.03.2010 23:12:55
The Swif2 fans won't give us quiet, eh? Good to know.

Yeah, it was fairly clear after I had pulled the trigger on a Megahalems that the D14 was better. Then the VX showed up and it is better.

My only question now is - for those of us with plenty of fans - what is better, the Cogage Arrow or the Noctua D14? I think a Kaze Maru 1900 rpm in the middle of the D14 would transform the cooler; but would it be better than the Arrow?

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Helios1234
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#3500 Posted on: 02.03.2010 23:40:50
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The Swif2 fans won't give us quiet, eh? Good to know.

Yeah, it was fairly clear after I had pulled the trigger on a Megahalems that the D14 was better. Then the VX showed up and it is better.

My only question now is - for those of us with plenty of fans - what is better, the Cogage Arrow or the Noctua D14? I think a Kaze Maru 1900 rpm in the middle of the D14 would transform the cooler; but would it be better than the Arrow?
I really hope to get one to test at some point. At the moment though, I'm not sure.

The Cogage does seem more flexible as to what fans it can use.

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#3827 Posted on: 11.03.2010 21:18:50


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