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Sapphire Vapor-X CPU Cooler Review

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Posted February 18, 2013 by Will in Cooling
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Overview

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Price at time of Review: $69.95, although we only found it for sale in very limited retail spaces.
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Easy installation, cool tron-style lighting, super quiet most of the time. Decent performance.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Fans at high speed are VERY loud, performance could be better for the price. Warranty term unspecified. Very difficult to find for purchase.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
This was a pretty good first attempt at a CPU cooler from Sapphire, but the performance could have been better for the price. There are less expensive coolers on the market that perform better, but the TRON-style lighting could appeal to many.
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Introduction

We’re all aware of Sapphire and their Vapor-X technology. They’ve been implementing said Vapor-X technology on video cards since the 3870 with great success. Can the Vapor-X technology be adapted for CPU cooling as well? It sure can…but will it perform the same way it does on their graphics cards? Well lucky for us Sapphire was kind enough to send us one of their new Vapor-X Universal CPU coolers to test out. So without further adieu let’s take a look!

Sapphire Universal CPU Cooler

About Sapphire:

SAPPHIRE Technology was first formed as a manufacturer and global supplier of graphics cards when ATI (now a division of AMD) adopted the Add-in Board partner (AIB) model for delivering its technology to market. SAPPHIRE has consistently been the market leader with its graphics products. More recently the SAPPHIRE product range has been extended to include a broad range of mainboards and a number of solutions including the award-winning SAPPHIRE EDGE Series of Mini PCs.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    PaleRider

    Are you an NZXT dealer, or do you not know that there are other cpu coolers with which to compare this item? I honestly didn’t know NZXT even made cpu coolers, save their Kraken sealed-liquid cooler series, made by Asetek.
    Why review something that isn’t, and probably won’t be, widely available to your readership?




    •  

      We don’t control the manufacturing and supply chain, so we can’t control what is/isn’t available, in which country, at which price, and so forth.

      We review new products to hit the market. Some fizzle, some become popular, some aren’t widely available. It’s up to each consumer to decide what’s best for him/her, and one of those criteria might be availability.

      There are plenty of CPU coolers on the market, if you can’t find this one then another might be a better option for you.





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