OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler Review

by AkG     |     July 15, 2008

OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler Review

Manufacturer Product Page: OCZ Technology
Part Number: OCZTVEND2
Availability: NOW
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Warranty: 2 years

Just recently we reviewed our first Direct Touch Heatpipe CPU cooling solution and after a little bit of teething issues (see the addendum page for more information) we found that particular Xigmatek cooler to be a Dam Good Value cooler. Today we will be looking at another cooler which uses its heatpipes as the base, but this time by a better known company which has taken the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 design and tweaked it a fair bit.

The company which I am alluding too is none other than OCZ Technologies. OCZ is known as an industry leader and innovator which has time and time again produced some great prducts. Even better than their reputation for quality and innovation is their well deserved reputation for customer service. In today’s cut throat business environment where “right sizing” and “value orientated customer solutions” are nothing more than code words for “cheaper” and “outsourcing to India, China or whoever is cheapest this month” OCZ has never stinted on customer service.

Just recently OCZ released a new and improved version of their award winning Vendetta CPU cooling solution aptly named the Vendetta 2. While this name is not what you would call imaginative, we certainly understand why they would want to keep such a distinguished brand name alive. Unlike the original model which also had an exposed heatpipe base but was only sized for a 92mm fan, the Vendetta 2 is a full size 120mm design but it has kept the unique double V look and feel of the original. This cooler is widely available at retailer and e-tailers across the county and goes for about $38. As with any “clone” one certainly has to wonder what makes this one special and more importantly is this model worth the extra money when compared to the original, or are you just buying a brand name? We are certainly curious to find out.


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