Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler

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The successor to the ever popular Ultra 120E series CPU Coolers, the new Venomous X 1366, 775, and 1156 socket CPU Cooler boasts a lot of new improvements while staying true to proven fundamentals. I finally had a chance this busy holiday weekend to install the Thermalright Venomous X that I got from UltimatePCcooling.com. After having some experience with the Ultra 120 E series, I noticed a lot of improvements with the Venomous X especially during the installation process. One thing that’s worth mentioning to any potential buyer is that Thermalright heatsinks usually stand pretty tall; The Venomous X is about 160 mm tall, so make sure you have enough room or you will be without a case door like me.

The installation process was easier than some of their older heatsinks.  Thermalright tried really hard to streamline the installation process. They provided one adjustable back bracket for all sockets. In the past we had to buy additional mounting kits for different sockets, which led to wasting whatever mounting clips it originally came with. The anchoring bracket provided gives you the option of placing the heatsink in any of the four directions, which is standard in any good quality CPU Cooler.

Thermalright’s new “Pressure Vault Bracket” basically lets you  control the amount of pressure contact between the Venomous X heatsink and your CPU. Although it includes a spring mounted system like other CPU Coolers, the Pressure Vault Bracket provides an extra push to provide the most contact possible for effective and efficient cooling.  An angled wrench is included to easily tighten the bolt.

I ordered mine with a Scythe S-Flex 1900 RPM fan, the Scythe fans are known for their value and low noise. Venomous X includes 2 sets of fan clips for those who want to set up a Push/Pull system with 2 fans.

The results were very satisfying:

At idle it runs at 25° C and at load it was running steady at 34° C for more than 10 mins.

Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this CPU Cooler or the installation.

Ak118

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  1. muddocktor
    I have both a Rev C TRUE (latest revision) and a Venomous X here at the house getting ready to put them head to head, testing.


    Ahh, OK. Thanks for clearing up my misconception. I look forward to your results!
    buckyball
    Hmmm, just installed a TRUE in my son's new machine and this heatsink looks an awful lot like it.

    If (ahem) true, perhaps Thermalright will offer the new mounting kit, since the one that came with the TRUE made it a bear to mate the sink with the bracket without having it skate around on top of the CPU.


    I have both a Rev C TRUE (latest revision) and a Venomous X here at the house getting ready to put them head to head, testing. They are not the same heatsink, for sure. They are similar, but the Ven X doesn't have the curve built into the long sides (where the fans mount) like the TRUE and also the sides have some little cut designs in them. And the wire clips for mounting the fans are different too. It's more an evolutionary descendant of the TRUE than a totally new design though. The mounting system is what really is the revolutionary part. And while I haven't tried it yet, the new mount should work just fine on the TRUE.
    Hmmm, just installed a TRUE in my son's new machine and this heatsink looks an awful lot like it.

    If (ahem) true, perhaps Thermalright will offer the new mounting kit, since the one that came with the TRUE made it a bear to mate the sink with the bracket without having it skate around on top of the CPU.
    Saw that these were out. Have been considering using one in place of my CM Hyper 212+ to see if I can go for a higher OC at a lower temp, but have been waiting to see some more reviews.