Zaward Vapor 120 Cpu cooler

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Published: May 12, 2010
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Zaward

Construction and Installation

The unit is well built and fair tall and heavy. It has 3 heat pipes which pass through an aluminum block but the pipes use direct contact to IHS on the CPU. As shown in the picture below you can see that the heat pipes have a nice smooth finish and has does not show any machine marks.

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The heatpipes have 52 fins with dimples in all of them but one fin. The dimples are spaced out in intervals which give you a total of about 1600 dimples. The point of the dimples is to cause turbulence which should increase heat transfer from the pipes.

The Vapor 120 also has a dimpled 120 x 120 x 25 mm fan which has a 4 pin connector that supports the pwm function. The fan also has a blue LED to go along with a lot of other case fans out there as well.

Installation is fairly straight forward and easy if you have cut out on your motherboard tray. If you don’t you will have to remove your motherboard and perform the install. The directions are written for both Intel and AMD style motherboards and really all that has to be done is place the back plate under the cpu socket on the backside of  the mother board. Remove the AMD retention bracket if you are using an AMD mother board. Thread 4 bolts land the heatsink on the motherboard and tighten down knurled nuts.

The entire procedure took about 20 mins start to finish and the documentation was well written and easy to follow which really helped out the installation process.  Below are some pictures of what it looks like when mounted:

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Lets see how the Vapor 120 performs!

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