Akasa Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler
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One really has to love the PC market because let’s face it, no matter how many CPU Coolers, Cases, Keyboards, Mice, Headsets, Speakers and just about anything already circulating the market something new comes out on a daily basis. Certainly that also means that instead of having to choose between 5-10 products you now have to choose between hundreds and although that may not be very hard for things that have to do mostly with aesthetics the same can't be said for things that have to do with performance. Luckily here at RWL we have tested virtually every single LGA1366 compatible CPU Cooler to come out in the last two years so we can actually help you choose the ideal one for your needs. Today’s we will be enriching our LGA1366 database with yet another CPU Cooler the Venom Voodoo by Akasa.
The Akasa brand was launched back in the year 2000 when the Overclocking and Case modding trend started to appear and since day one they offered good quality solutions with a reasonable price and intelligent technical support. The name comes from a Sanskrit word meaning atmosphere, space and the ether which is quite fit for a company that makes air cooling solutions. Akasa used a leading UK based design company to make their solutions more western like and it didn't take long for their blue and yellow style to be recognized by gamers and enthusiasts. Their cool it with color slogan was first introduced in 2002 and was inextricably linked to Akasa products. In June 2006 Akasa performed a restructuring of the entire company in an effort to meet the increasing demand for technology products from mainstream computer markets.
The Venom Voodoo is actually a larger version of the already good Venom CPU Cooler we tested almost a month ago. Of course size aside the Venom Voodoo features two fans in push and pull configuration (as opposed to a single fan) and 6 all-copper 6mm heatpipes (instead of 4 all-copper 8mm ones) so the Venom Voodoo version should perform better than the normal Venom but since it features 6mm heatpipes instead of 8mm ones (although it has 6 instead of 4) i just don't see much difference in heat transfer between both models (but yes i could be wrong). In any case numbers speak mostly in such reviews so let’s move forward and see just how good the new Venom Voodoo really is.