Akasa Nero 3 CPU Cooler Review

 Akasa Nero 3 CPU Cooler Review

 

It has been nearly a year since we had a look on the Venom Voodoo, Akasa’s best CPU cooler to this date. However, high thermal performance and a fancy appearance usually are not a priority for mainstream users who are looking for good overall performance at the lowest possible price. Realizing that, Akasa released the Nero 3 cooler, a product which the company claims that offers both peak performance and near silent operation combined with a strongly competitive retail price. We will thoroughly examine and test the Nero 3 CPU cooler in this review.

It has been nearly a year since we had a look on the Venom Voodoo, Akasa’s best CPU cooler to this date. However, high thermal performance and a fancy appearance usually are not a priority for mainstream users who are looking for good overall performance at the lowest possible price. Realizing that, Akasa released the Nero 3 cooler, a product which the company claims that offers both peak performance and near silent operation combined with a strongly competitive retail price. We will thoroughly examine and test the Nero 3 CPU cooler in this review.

Manufacturer features and specifications

Socket type

Intel LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366 & LGA2011
AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3 & FM1

Cooler dimensions

120 (W) x 86.7 (D) x 160 (H) mm

Heatsink material

High grade aluminium fins, copper heatpipes

Heatpipe

6mm x 4

Weight

609g

Installation

Push pins (Intel LGA775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366) 
Screws (Intel LGA2011) 
Cam-lever clip (AMD)

Fan dimension

120 x 120 x 25mm

Fan speed

500-1500 RPM (PWM controlled)

Max airflow

50.54 CFM

Max air pressure

1.32 mm H2O

Noise level

24.6 dB(A)

Voltage rating

DC 12V

Bearing type

EBR

Fan life expectancy

40,000 hours

Fan connector

4pin PWM

Product code

AK-CC4007EP01

 

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