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In the end of February 2010 the Dutch Nexus Company announced a new processor cooler called Nexus VCT-9000. Keeping in mind that Nexus hasn’t released any CPU coolers for at least a year and a half, the new solution was expected to be at least technologically interesting and most likely pretty efficient. Well, let’s find out how things turned out in reality.

Package and Accessories

The new cooling solution ships in a large vertical cardboard box with cut-out windows on both sides:

Looks cute, but not really unique, as we have seen things like that before. You can see part of the cooler heatsink and fan through the clear plastic window. The box has a convenient plastic handle for easy carrying. The description of the new cooler, the images of it and the list of its technical specifications are all given on the sides of the package:


The cooler sits inside a polyurethane foam insert. Above the cooler you can find a flat box with the following accessories:

Among them are: a retention kit for LGA775/1156/1366 mainboards, a retention kit for Socket AM2/AM3 mainboards, two special wrenches for these retention kits, Nexus thermal compound and an installation manual.

Nexus VCT-9000 is made in China and is sold at $50 MSRP. It comes with a three-year warranty.

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