ID-Cooling Hunter VC-Twin CPU Cooler Review
Peter Donnell / 8 years ago
ID-Cooling are a name that are quickly growing in popularity. Having had many years of experience building CPU coolers of their own in Eastern markets, as well as working as the OEM for many popular brands, they’ve proven that they know a thing or two about CPU cooler production and design. We’ve seen some great products from them in the past here at eTeknix, and ID-Cooling have shown us that not only can they compete in terms of cooling performance, they can also do it as very affordable prices, so we’re eager to see what the VC-Twin has to offer today.
Equipped with support for all major socket types, new and old, as well as a max TDP of up to 200W, it’s certainly ticking a lot of boxes in terms of compatibility. The cooler has a vapor chamber design, with five incredibly thick 8mm heat pipes, as well as two aluminium fin stack cooling towers. On top of that, you’ll find two high-performance fans, a 120mm and a 140mm, which overall sounds like some pretty promising hardware for great cooling performance, so let’s jump right in and take a closer look at what’s on offer.
The packaging doesn’t give much away in terms of design, but the aggressive fonts certainly imply it’s a high-end product.
A good amount of care has gone into the packaging, with thick foam surrounding all major components.
In the box, you’ll find a universal backplate and mounting kits, all the usual bolts and screws, fan clips, fan Y-splitter, as well as a simple installation guide.
The two fans are very nice, and ID-Coolings own design. Both feature PWM connectors and anti-vibration rubber mounts on the corners.
The black and red theme looks quite cool too, and should match the plethora of black and red gaming hardware that’s already on the market.