NZXT Respire T40

NZXT Respire T40

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Introduction


From the NZXT website:
React, adapt, and be fearless: we’re a group of young people who aspire to be better tomorrow than we are today. We are driven by the yearning to explore, create, change, and push boundaries. Our culture revolves around having a passion to walk off the well-beaten path, and turn away from the status quo.

NZXT has forged a reputation for being unique. They consider themselves avante-garde and unconventional, which, considering the wide array of products and designs they offer, certainly rings true. Their desire to push innovation rather than simply pushing out more products is a mindset that has served them well, as they continue to release new, interesting, and game-changing designs for cases and coolers. That said, their power supplies have also gained a strong foothold in the enthusiast community for their reliability and excellent quality.

Many of NZXT's recent products have taken the market by storm. The Switch 810 has gained a following for being water-cooling friendly. Meanwhile, the Hale 90 series of power supplies have gained a following not only for their unique black and white color scheme, but also for their reliability and performance. Even their CPU coolers are gaining notoriety, with the Havok 140 and Kraken x60 coolers putting them on the map as a manufacturer to reckon with. NZXT certainly is not a newcomer as they have been well-known to enthusiasts for many years; however, they have recently really kicked it up a notch through innovation and unique design.

Today, I review the NZXT Respire T40. My initial impression of the Respire T40 reminds me of the Cooler Master's Hyper 212 with a bit more panache. My expectations are high for NZXT's CPU cooler as it could be a serious contender in the entry-level market that for so long has been held captive by the competition. Let's find out just what the Respire T40 can do!

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:NZXT
MODEL:RC-RST40-01
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminum (Fins) & Copper (Heatpipes & Base)
Dimensions: 134 mm x 160 mm x 85 mm
Heatpipes: Ø8mm - 4pcs
Weight: 550 g (w/o Fan) 750 g (w/ Fan)
FANS:Model: DF1202512SELN
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1800 RPM (Max)
Fan Airflow: 68.8 CFM
Fan Noise: 34 dBA
FEATURES:Easy Installation
Seamless Direct Touch (SDT)
Four 8mm heatpipes
Support for second fan
WARRANTY:Two years
MSRP:$39.99
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