NZXT Respire T40 CPU Cooler
WHAT WE LIKED:Great performance for the price, super easy installation, support for push/pull.
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Fan is loud on full blast, a bit on the large side for some motherboards and could interfere with RAM and/or Video Card installation
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CPU coolers – we all know what they are and we all use them. Whether it be the stock cooler that came with your CPU or a high-end custom water cooling setup we all have one and we all need one. There are coolers that are cheap and relatively inefficient and there are coolers that are expensive and work exceedingly well. What about the happy medium? What about the best of both – price and performance? Enter NZXT and their Respire line of CPU coolers. They aim to give the best performance for the least amount of cash – but do the coolers meet those expectations? We’ve already looked at their T20 variant and were thoroughly impressed. Now we’ve got their Respire T40 here in the lab today so let’s check it out!
NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.