The sides of Nirvana NV120 Premium cooler are not covered with any panels, so unfortunately, some of the airflow gets wasted:
Here you should note that heatpipes originating from the cooler base are directed slightly sideways, which allows to distribute the heat more evenly over the heatsink plates:
Speaking of the cooler base I have to specifically point out how well the heatpipes are connected to the copper base plate. The heatpipes are soldered to the base and not glued with thermal adhesive, which is often the case with other coolers out there:
The base sole is finished quite nicely, even though we can see radial mechanical tool marks:
The surface is very even, which we double-checked using our traditional thermal compound imprint method on the glass surface.