Akasa Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler Review

/ 5 years ago

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Akasa Thermal Solutions are a well known cooling brand who strive to design competitive products which leave the consumer with a happy wallet. Value for money has long been the basis behind which their main products have been designed, with this aim proving to be successful enough to allow them to vastly expand their product catalogue. Akasa’s most recent success in the CPU cooling market was via the extremely competitive and highly regarded Akasa Venom. Today we will be taking a look at the Venom’s successor; the Akasa Venom Voodoo.

The Venom Voodoo keeps its predecessor’s striking yellow and black theme which resembles danger in the form of venom. Arguably the main feature of the Venom Voodoo is its gargantuan 6 direct touch copper heatpipe base. Yes, you heard me correctly, 6 6mm copper heatpipes forming a H.D.T. base. An aluminium fin array with standard fin spacing provides the heat dissipation medium for the 6 heatpipes transporting heat from the base. Airflow comes in the form of a pair of Akasa’s very popular 120mm Viper PWM fans which are capable of up to 1900RPM and 83.6CFM.

Compatibility with every modern Intel and AMD socket including AM3+ and LGA 2011 is offered by the Venom Voodoo’s mounting kit. Weighing in at a heavy 1065g and extended to 163.5mm tall, the Venom Voodoo definitely requires a large case to put it to good use. Retailing for around £40 in the UK, €45 in Europe and $60 in the US, Akasa could have a major winner on their hands if excellent performance accompanies the competitive price tag.

We were amazed by the performance and pricing of Akasa’s original Venom CPU cooler, awarding it our coveted eTeknix gold award. Have Akasa calculated the mixture for success just as they did with the original Venom or is the Venom Voodoo just a shadow of its predecessors glory?

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  • Anonymous

    LOVE the design on this, just the colours are epic 😀

  • it performs the same if not worse than the Hyper 212 plus which is about £23 and it costs £40, this is pretty awful to be honest £17 more for no more performance…?

    • On our 2600K, it performs similarly to the cheaper Hyper 212 Plus. As I pointed out in the final thoughts section though, only 4 of the 6 heatpipes were ever in direct contact with the CPU's heatspreader.
      It would be very interesting to see how this cooler performs on a CPU with a huge heatspreader such as the upcoming LGA 2011 chips will presumably offer. The 'wasted' heatpipes issue may or may not be much less of a concern.