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Review: Four Intel coolers go head-to-head. Xigmatek vs. Cooler Master vs. Akasa.

by Michael Harries on 15 September 2008, 09:48

Tags: Akasa, Cooler Master, Xigmatek

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Contender #1 - Akasa AK-965


Akasa AK-965

Specifications - Akasa AK-965
Composition Copper base and heatpipes, aluminium fins
Weight 507g
Dimensions (H x W x D) 111.6 x 89.5 x 139.5mm
Fans included Single 92mm
Fan Control Motherboard-controlled (4-pin header)
Fan speeds / noise levels 600-2,500RPM / 17-30dB(A)
Air flow 10.56-47.68CFM
Thermal paste? Yes, pre-applied
Intel support LGA 775
AMD support None
Price £11.74

The Akasa AK-965, priced at £11.74, certainly seems to offer quite a lot for the money. Support is, however, limited to Intel LGA775 platform. That means it supports all Intel consumer-focused processors released in the last few years.

The box makes allusions to the processor support, including Core 2 Quads.

Akasa's AK-965 comes sturdily-packed in a cardboard box. Much like the cooler itself, it's rather understated.