The cooler’s base is covered with a piece of polyethylene film like the one of the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283:
The base isn’t polished, but XIGMATEK tried to reduce the spaces between the pipes and the aluminum inserts to a minimum:
Alas, the direct contact technology is yet far from ideal in providing a solid and polished base of the cooler.
The cooler comes with a 7-blade 92x25mm fan:
The speed of the fan is regulated using pulse-width modulation, but the regulation range differs from the Vanquisher: 1200 to 2800rpm at a noise level of 22-34dBA and 39.0-54.6CFM airflow. The fan is secured on four rubber pins inserted into the grooves among the heatsink ribs:
The Vendetta is compact even with the fan attached: