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Akasa Nero S CPU Cooler

Akasa Nero S CPU Cooler

Akasa's new Nero S heatsink

COMPUTEX 2009: Akasa's latest in the fight against heat, or simply to trump the mighty ThermalRight Ultra Extreme, is the Nero S.

With four thick 8mm heatpipes the Nero S is designed for all the latest Intel and AMD sockets and has 46 aluminium fins and Akasa's unique S-Flow fan which it claims delivers "30 percent more airflow" - though we're not clear what it's 30 percent more than.

The addition of another heatpipe isn't the only difference between the Nero S and the original Nero either - this one is a lot fatter too.

The fan almost takes a leaf out of Noctua's book of colour schemes and the fan blades certainly look interesting, to say the least. The quality of the plastic in the fan is certainly higher than we're used to from Akasa, so that's a step in the right direction for a premium product, however we're unsure yet how much it'll be - we'll update you in due course.

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Akasa Nero S CPU Cooler

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kingred 2nd June 2009, 16:00 Quote
those fan clips look awesome, probably a much better ergonomic/humanistic choice than those fiddly noctua metal clips which you realize you didn't put on properly only after you've refitted your motherboard into your case and have to dice with death putting the clips on. (with the machine still on, i may have been under the influence of something at the time)
Jipa 2nd June 2009, 16:17 Quote
Well this is a bit OT, but I will be really disappointed if SOME cooler isn't going to take the crown from the TRUE this year... It's been the king of the hill for quite a while already.
mjm25 2nd June 2009, 16:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by kingred
those fan clips look awesome, probably a much better ergonomic/humanistic choice than those fiddly noctua metal clips which you realize you didn't put on properly only after you've refitted your motherboard into your case and have to dice with death putting the clips on. (with the machine still on, i may have been under the influence of something at the time)

i really liked the noctua clips... really satisfying when they finally clicked home into the hole on the fan... although i might be a bit of a weirdo in that regard (and i can't give an opinion on intoxicated fan attachment)
Adrian Wong 2nd June 2009, 17:11 Quote
30% more airflow than a standard fan with traditional blades running at the same RPM, also the airflow is more focused directly below the fan, less escapes sideways, that 30% extra is achieved without any increase in sound level.
Blackmoon181 2nd June 2009, 17:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingred
those fan clips look awesome, probably a much better ergonomic/humanistic choice than those fiddly noctua metal clips which you realize you didn't put on properly only after you've refitted your motherboard into your case and have to dice with death putting the clips on. (with the machine still on, i may have been under the influence of something at the time)

they look very similar to the method of fan mounting the arctic freezer pro has , if i'm right its a kind of rubber which you pull the fan into.

the only problem i felt was when i was mounting the fan i thought i'd stretch the rubber so much it would break.
alpaca 2nd June 2009, 17:28 Quote
and which, mr wong, is the standard fan?
Cobalt 2nd June 2009, 17:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by alpaca
and which, mr wong, is the standard fan?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess its a fan with traditionally shaped fins, on the basis that the S-Flow has 'S' shaped blades. I find it hard to believe that you can't work out something as obvious as that so I'll put that down to you wanting to be facetious.

The veracity of the claim is obviously under question but what the claim itself is pretty self-evident.
mclintox 2nd June 2009, 20:41 Quote
The fan blades look to be copying the designs used by some aero engine manufacturers on their intake fans,moves more air than straighter blades varieties.The GE-90 engine springs to mind.
rjkoneill 2nd June 2009, 21:19 Quote
the titan fenrir is better than the TRUE
perplekks45 2nd June 2009, 21:29 Quote
Is it? Really? Not according to all tests. There are way too many different test results out there.
I'd say we just wait for a couple of reviews of the Nero S before we jump to any conclusions, hmkay?
SMIFFYDUDE 2nd June 2009, 22:42 Quote
I can appreciate some people not wanting LED fans, but with many cases having windows now, surely a brown/black colour scheme would be the last combination people would go for. After cooling performance, asthetics are something I find quite important, but im shallow. So if it isn't going to have lights, i'd have white/red colour combo.
Matticus 2nd June 2009, 23:00 Quote
I hated that motherboard we all discussed a while back with its brown PCB, I forget the name of it now.

But I actually think this looks really good. If I hadn't just water cooled, I would be all over this when it comes out. I have the akasa vortexx(xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) neo cooler for my gfx card and it is great. The temps aren't massively better than the zalman one that was on my card, but it is achieving those at a lower noise level than my pump, which annoyingly is the loudest thing in my case.
Darkraven 3rd June 2009, 07:23 Quote
Looks promicing. 30% is bit stout a claim for a fan, will wait for FrostyTec review on that. Their Nero review was pretty quite tho. And Akasa makes some good looking fans, where was the market research team on the colors of this one?? Might could work it into some sort of desert camo mod maybe, how many of them do you see?? Can you say Krylon??? ROFL
Wonder what it weighs, and how much ram clearance it has? And does not seem tobe much Akasa distribution in the states.
Fan mounting seems good plan tho. Yep, reviews will be welcome.
Queelis 3rd June 2009, 14:04 Quote
Those silicone fan mounts are really great. I used them instead of simple screws with which the rear fan in my Sonata was held, and the difference is audible, since with the screws the side panel was vibrating quite badly.

They are available, e.g., from Nexus, if you have their products available:
http://www.nexustek.nl/sfm1000_silicone_fan_mounts.htm
Bindibadgi 4th June 2009, 02:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrian Wong
30% more airflow than a standard fan with traditional blades running at the same RPM, also the airflow is more focused directly below the fan, less escapes sideways, that 30% extra is achieved without any increase in sound level.

Thank you, Adrian! :)
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