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NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler

Posted February 8, 2013 by Will in Cooling







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Price at time of Review: $24.99 at NewEgg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146025&Tpk=respire%20t20


Great price, great performance, super easy install and no need to worry about RAM clearance!


Fan pretty loud on full blast
If you're in need of an inexpensive CPU cooler, then the NZXT Respire T20 should be on your short list.
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Specifications and Unboxing:

Respire T20 heatsink specs:

  • Aluminum f ins / copper heat pipes
  • 124(W) x 160(H) x 65(D)mm
  • 1 x 8mm and 2 x 6mm heat pipes
  • 310g (heatsink), 510g (with fan)
  • 0.4mm fin thickness
  • 2.2mm fin spacing

Fan specs:

  • 120(W) x 120(H) x 25(D) mm
  • 1800 ± 10% RPM (high)
  • 1300 ± 10% RPM (with speed adapter)
  • 2.26(H)/1.17(L) mm-H2O static pressure
  • 68.8(H)/49.3(L) CFM
  • 34.0(H)/24.5(L) dBA
  • Sleeve bearing
  • 3-pin connector
  • 12VDC / 0.2A / 2.4W

Respire T20 Features:

  • Stacked aluminum fins for maximum heat dissipation and anti-vibration rubber pads for sound absorption
  • Equipped with one 120mm fan with fan speeds up to minimal 1300+/- 10% and high 1800+/- 10% RPM
  • Heat pipes applied using a patented manufacturing process that allows for the maximum amount of pipes in the minimum amount of area
  • One 8mm and two 6mm direct touch heat pipes catalyzing heat transfer while providing super-efficient conductivity
  • Includes a sturdy fan mounting kit for easy installation
  • Universally compatible to Intel Socket: 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD Socket: FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
  • Backed by a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty


NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler

The front of the box shows a picture of the cooler along with the model and some basic features.


NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler

The backside of the box shows detailed shots and features of the Respire T20.


NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler

One side of the box gives some basic info about the cooler as well as the compatible Intel and AMD sockets.


NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler

The other side of the box shows the cooler’s dimensions and specifications.


NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler

Once the box is opened a nice little plastic tray slides out. The tray contains the cooler assembly on the top, along with a hardware bag and instruction booklet on the bottom.


NZXT Respire T20 CPU Cooler

Pop out the cooler and we get our first good look at it. The fan comes pre-attached from NZXT, although it will need to be removed for installation. More on that later. Let’s take a closer look at it now.

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