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Akasa Venom Cooler Review

Rating: 8.0.

Enthusiast PC users are rarely satisfied with the performance or appearance of reference bundled CPU coolers. These coolers are either not good enough, too loud or lack aesthetic appeal to be installed inside a very carefully designed system. This alone explains the huge demand for aftermarket cooling solutions and the great number of products available.

Akasa has been busy releasing many new coolers this year and today we will take a look at yet another new product from them, the Venom CPU cooler.

Akasa designed the Venom for enthusiasts who want to combine high thermal performance with relatively silent operation and aesthetics.

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • Performance 12cm PWM fan in killer Viper yellow
  • 4 high capacity 8mm heatpipes with direct CPU contact
  • Award winning S-FLOW fan blades provide 30% more airflow
  • Smart design allows for a 2nd fan for extreme performance
  • Rubber fan mounts for easy installation and quiet performance
Socket type Intel LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156 & LGA1366

AMD Socket AM2, AM2+ & AM3

Cooler dimensions 120 (W) x 96 (D) x 160 (H) mm
Heatsink material High grade aluminium fins, copper heatpipes
Weight 805g
Installation Screws and backplate (Intel & AMD)
Fan dimension 120 x 120 x 25mm
Fan speed 600-1900 RPM (PWM controlled)
Max airflow 83.63 CFM (141.75 m³/h)
Max air pressure 2.98 mm H2O
Noise level 6.9 – 28.9 dB(A)
Current rating 0.17A
Voltage rating 12V DC
Bearing type HDB (Hydro Dynamic)
Fan life expectancy 50,000 hours
Fan connector 4pin PWM
Product code AK-CCX-4002HPV2

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  • Tri Color

    Seems pretty good for the price. not sure it would be my first choice though.

  • Tim

    Looks quite well designed. performance is excellent. When did akasa get into CPU coolers?

  • Sam

    Seems really good considering, but it is up against the Frio. tough competition in this sector.

  • Frank Terrance

    SAdly I dont think this is going to take the market by storm, its a nicely designed unit, but a little uninspiring in such a competitive area

  • Roger

    Very decent showing, shame we didnt have intel results however.

  • John

    Akasa? wow didnt know they made coolers. this seems alright actually, bit expensive.