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Verax P14Cu Copper Base Heatsink Review
Verax P14Cu Copper Base Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The Verax CAIRdB thermally controlled fans are one the most unique zero-noise fans in the marketplace that we have tested.

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Verax   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jul 01, 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Final Temperature results

Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W small interface die test results.

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Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
Thermalright SLK800 21.7 34.8 37.5 45.2 51.6 none 1 loud med
Thermalright AX-7 21.7 34.8 37.1 46.1 52.1 none 1 loud med
Tocools Novasonic 22.9 40.9 39.9 54.4 59.4 none 1 med stiff
Coolermaster (high) ASBV73U1 25.5 38.9 43.6 50.2 62.2 none 1 loud easy
Coolink U1P2 26.1 39.4 44.9 50.9 62.2 none 2 loud easy
Arkua 628 23.9 42.7 42.1 58.9 62.3 none 1 med med
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
Sibak AC02625B 23.2 41.3 59.0 43.2 64.7 none 1 loud med
Sibak AC06725TH 22.5 42.9 46.2 61.7 67.7 none 1 Very loud med
Coolermaster HHC-001 21.7 40.0 44.8 56.3 68.1 none 1 loud easy
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 23.2 40.0 55.1 47.6 70.4 none 1 loud stiff
AVC Tundra2 22.0 41.4 47.5 59.0 71.1 none 1 loud stiff
Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
Akasa Ag Mountain2Q 21.7 42.4 48.5 61.2 74.5 none 1 med med
Coolermaster HSC-V62 21.4 47.4 52.8 61.7 74.5 none 1 quiet easy
NengTyi XPC5000 23.9 46.5 49.1 69.1 76.1 none 1 med med
Spire 5F263 22.6 44.7 51.8 64.3 76.2 white 1 low med
Titan TTC-CU5TB 24.2 46.2 51.2 61.8 76.4 none 1 loud stiff
Eumax EU01 22.6 43.5 50.2 60.8 77.1 none 1 med stiff
Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 51.3 61.2 77.5 pink 1 low med
Spire 5T235 22.3 43.0 50.3 62.8 78.1 white 1 med med
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
Taisol CMK702 20.6 40.8 48.7 61.6 78.4 none 1 low easy
AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
Coolermaster HHC-L61 21.5 47.2 48.3 71.2 82.3 none 1 quiet easy
Spire 5U213C1H36 19.8 45.8 54.4 67.1 83.3 pink 1 low easy
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
Verax P14Cu 25.5 51.3 57.4 75.2 88.7 white 1 silent easy
Akasa AK821 22.7 49.4 57.2 74.1 93.2 grey 1 med med
Verax P11T 26.1 61.2 69.7 90.9 102.7 none 1 none easy
Verax P14 26.1 56.9 67.4 81.6 101.2 none 1 none easy
50W 50W 100W 100W

Okay there are few things to keep in perspective when you look at the above list of reference heatsinks. Yes, the performance of the Verax P14Cu is not going to put it anywhere near the thermal range of performance heatinks, but then again none of those heatsinks are able to maintain the low sound levels. As a zero noise heatsink the Verax P14Cu shows an improvement over its older brother the P14. Let's jump the final rise above ambient temperatures to see where things stand.

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
Thermalright SLK800 13.1 15.8 23.5 29.9
Thermalright AX-7 13.1 15.4 24.4 30.4
Coolink U1P2 13.3 19.8 26.8 36.1
Tocools Novasonic 18.0 17.0 31.5 36.5
Coolermaster (high) ASBV73U1 13.4 18.1 24.7 36.7
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
Sibak AC06725TH 20.4 23.7 39.2 45.2
Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 16.8 31.9 24.4 47.2
AVC Tundra2 19.4 26.5 37.0 49.1
NengTyi XPC5000 22.6 25.2 45.2 52.2
Titan TTC-CU5TB 22.0 27.0 37.6 52.2
Akasa Ag mountain2Q 20.7 26.8 39.5 52.8
Coolermaster HSC-V62 26.0 31.4 40.3 53.1
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
Spire 5F263 22.1 29.2 41.7 53.6
Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
Eumax EU01 20.9 27.6 38.2 54.5
AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
Spire 5T235 20.7 28.0 40.5 55.8
Taisol CMK702 20.2 28.1 41.0 57.8
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
Coolermaster HHC-L61 25.7 26.8 49.7 60.8
Verax P14Cu 25.8 31.9 49.7 63.2
Spire 5U213C1H3G 26.0 34.6 47.3 63.5
Akasa AK821 26.7 34.5 51.4 70.5
Verax P11T 35.1 43.6 64.8 76.6
Verax P14 30.8 41.3 55.5 75.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

The copper base is 3mm thick. Rather than bolting it into place, Verax use CGDS to apply a layer of copper to the aluminum to which the copper base is soldered.

This seemingly inconspicuous silent heatsink retails for $69USD from Veraxfans.com, and with the aid of the Cold Gas Dynamic Spraying technology is able to outperform the all-aluminum Verax P14 heatsink by a little over 10 degrees Celsius. With the lower amounts of air being moved by the nearly silent CAIRdB fan, the designers at Verax have had to seek out innovative ways of improving the overall thermal performance of the remaining heatsink components. The use of CGDS is especially interesting as this is the first heatsink we have tested which makes use of this technology which is itself a little over 20 years old. Hopefully we will see more and more manufacturers adopt this technique and finally put an end to aluminum heatinks with copper bases which have been bolted on.

Thermally, the Verax P14Cu will run hotter than most lower-noise heatsinks, but as there are not very many zero noise heatsinks on the market it is difficult to draw direct comparisons since the noise levels of the other reference heatsinks are largely higher.

Intended for stock systems which are stable at slightly elevated temperatures, the Verax P14Cu would be a good heatsink to use in situations where case venting is first of all adequate, and secondly where computer noise output must be virtually nil. So long as you can accept the fact that the Verax P14cu will keep the AthlonXP processor within operational temperatures , the acoustic benefits are probably well worth it to many of you.

With a heatsink of this nature it might be worth mentioning that other devices such as video card fans, chipset fans, and even powersupply and case fans must either be swapped out for passive cooling, or run silent. Adding the Verax P14Cu to a system full of case fans and other sources of noise will decrease the overall noise level in some respects, but if the other components are not below 40dB then the acoustic benefits won't be fully realized.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Verax P14Cu Copper Base Heatsink Review
 2:  What is Cold Gas Dynamic Spraying?
 3:  Close up look at the heatsink
 4:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 5:  Thermal And Acoustic Results
 6: — Final Temperature results

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