Verdict and Conclusion
Well, I’m sorry to say, but I’m a bit underwhelmed with this one. For all the marketing hype that companies assign to their products, I can’t help but feel this is a bit misplaced. Amid the extra, tiny screws and terrible fan clip combinaton, it’s really just not that impressive and I can’t see myself recommending it to anyone who isn’t in the market for really just anything that’ll fit on their CPU.
However, for what you’ll pay, I also can’t say it’s necessarily a horrible deal. The Venti goes for around $30 USD retail, so at least Evercool was decent enough to price it appropriately.
- Works with all Intel and AMD sockets.
- Reasonable price.
- Gimmicky mounting system.
- Too small screws and bolts
- Needs better fan clips.
- Below-average to average cooling performance.
Final Words. On the whole, I would feel ok recommending this as a first try to anyone who’s new to overclocking and/or aftermarket cooling. Like I said, the price is good enough where you don’t really get taken for a ride and you still get some enjoyment out of it. So on that note if you’re really interested, I guess give a go, but if you’re looking for something of better quality, I’d say you’d be hardpressed not to find something better elsewhere or from a different section of Evercool’s stock. Not abysmal but not necessarily really good either.