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|Written by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 06 January 2010|
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ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 Premium
The ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 Premium is the embodiment of everything effective from cooler designs, taking only what works and combining it into a package product that tames the most unique hardcore system. The Apack ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 Premium is identical to the Nirvana NV120 PWM, sharing identical construction and design. Aluminum fins surround the sides of an embedded 120mm fan, and the uneven pattern of each aluminum fin plate creates a Honeycomb structure for optimized air flow. Four heat-pipe rods span from up in a traditional 'U' tower design, with each of the four heat-pipe ends running directly behind the airflow path of the next. The fan uses the Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) to control rotational speed, and operates between 900-1800RPM.
The ZEROTherm NV120 features a bolt-through mounting clip system, which fits all Intel LGA775/LGA1366 sockets, as well as AMD 939/940/AM2?AM2+/AM3 sockets. The ZEROTherm website claims that the Nirvana NV120 is not compatible with Intel 1156/478/771/603/604 and AMD Socket 754/F/A motherboards, which is unfortunate for legacy hardware users. As of October 2009 the ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 was available at NewEgg for $49.99.
ZEROtherm Nirvana Features
NV120 PWM Specifications
About Apack, Inc.
ZEROTherm is the cooling product brand name owned by APack, Inc.
The name ZEROTherm was christened by Dr. Song, our CEO and lifelong engineer. For our first product he said, "With our first retail product we need exceed expectations, so make it happen." While ZEROTherm represented our engineering goal to build a competitive cooler, our design point was that we were to use our first product as a "first flight" into the retail market. Of course, we've done one-of-a-kind thermal cooling solutions that had exact specs to meet and restrictions to consider, so we wanted to include a design that expressed our own craftsmanship as well.
So the butterfly design was to be incorporated into our first product because it represents our first flight into the retail market, but also like a butterfly, our company APACK was changing from a very comfortable OEM market to the very open world-wide market.
Of course every product can be better and it's something that we are working hard on, but maybe people will not understand the butterfly design or be critical of it. But for us, it was part of an effort to show our ability in design as well as in engineering. We hope that all ZEROtherm products can show our commitment to engineering value in price, design and performance. ZEROtherm is committed to try everyday not to just meet your expectations, but to put all our efforts into exceeding them.