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Nexus rolls out low-profile cooler for Intel Core i7-based HTPCs

by Parm Mann on 17 September 2008, 11:29

Tags: Core i7, LOW-7000, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Nexus

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qapdp

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NEXUS keeps the Core i7 coolers coming

Remember Nexus' FLC-3000 - one of the first CPU coolers to be billed as Core i7 compatible?

Well, the Dutch manufacturer of cooling solutions is today launching its second ready-for-LGA1366 cooler in the form of the low-profile LOW-7000.

The LOW-7000, pictured above, measures only 7cm in height and features a PWM-controlled 120mm fan. The slimline design makes it ideal for a HTPC setup, and noise shouldn't be a problem - with the fan running at 500rpm, Nexus engineers say they were unable to measure the inaudible fan in an ISO-certified anechoic chamber with 15dB(A) background noise.

The cooler features four 6mm copper heat pipes, a SkiveTek heat sink and ultra-thin aluminium fins. For those of you who rightfully think that Core i7 processors are overkill in a HTPC, the LOW-7000 supports both LGA775 and LGA1366 sockets thanks to Nexus' handy quad-holed mounting brackets, so it'll handle your Core 2 chips, too.

No word on pricing just yet, but a complete specification and additional images can be found on page two.