Evercool's Venti (HPQ-12025) heatsink is
a dead simple AMD & Intel CPU cooler that follows the popular, if
overdone, exposed-heatpipe-tower-heatsink format. We've seen this a hundred
times before, you've seen this a gazillion times before, everyone is familiar
with tower heatsink by now... If there was a suburbia of processor
heatsinks, the exposed-heatpipe-tower-heatsink would epitomize
Anyway, tower coolers have overtaken every
other air cooled heatsink style because they work well and are extremely
economical to produce. In fact, the Evercool
Venti runs only around $29USD, so it should be popular with anyone building a
budget computer system.
What you get for the cost of nearly five
Starbucks soy chai venti latte's, is a heatsink that
stands 160mm tall and is built around four
6mm diameter cooper heatpipes. The heatpipes thread up through
a bog-standard aluminum fin stack which measures roughly 125x111x43mm.
Airflow is driven by a single 120mm PWM fan whose snow white 7-bladed
impeller rotates at your basic 2200RPM to 800RPM. Noise output is
moderate. Because computer enthusiasts tend to be picky bunch, Evercool have
tossed in one extra set of wire fan clips so a second rear fan can be
installed and both fans ran at super low RPM for ultra quiet
|Model No.: Venti (HPQ-12025)|
|Materials: Aluminum fins, copper heatpipes,
aluminum base with exposed heatpipes.|
|Fan Mfg: Evercool EC12025H12EP|
|Fan Spec: 2200-800RPM, 12V, 0.32A|
|Fan Dim: 25x120x120mm|
|Heatsink & Fan Dim: 160x125x69mm |
|Weight: 588 grams|
|Includes: multi-socket mounting hardware,
thermal compound, instructions|
Compatible with Sockets:
Intel - 775/1156/1155/1366/2011
|Est. Pricing: $29USD ($29CDN) |
Weighing in at 588 grams,
Evercool's Venti heatsink is compatible with Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 processors and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 chips. As with so many other heatsinks, the Evercool
Venti features four exposed 6mm diameter heatpipes at the base.
Heatsink Installation Hardware:
Evercool's Venti heatsink ships with a set of metal
brackets for Intel and AMD motherboards that work off a common rear
motherboard metal support bracket. For both AMD and Intel platforms you will need access to the
back of the motherboard to install some screws and the metal plate.
In addition, a set of brackets are mounted to the base
of the heatsink itself.
FrostyTech's Test Methodologies are outlined in detail
here if you care to know what equipment is used, and the parameters under
which the tests are conducted. Now let's move forward and take a closer look at
this heatsink, its acoustic characteristics, and of course its performance in
the thermal tests!