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Akasa Venom

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Akasa made an attempt to spice up product design by giving one of its latest CPU coolers a mean toxic-yellow color scheme, backed by a well-equipped heatsink design. Can the Akasa Venom strike a sweet-spot between looks and performance?

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Another fine cooler review, keep it up btarunr !
 
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Good review, thanks
 
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#4
What timing, thanks for the review, as I was just looking at the Venom and the Nero S, along with the CoGage True Spirit as a replacement for my Zalman 9700NT (haven't decided which to get yet though). I've been wanting something quieter for a while, as my Zalman is really loud when the fan ramps up.
 
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i bet a year from now, that list of cpu coolers tested by btarunr will grow huge!
 
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That it will. There's another review after X'mas in this month, and up to 8 lined up for next month.
It's great that your carrying the torch on these CPU cooler tests and reviews, nice job and keep it up!
 

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#8
For the price with the performance shown, that is an awesome cooler. Liking the Aegir temps though. Thanks BtA