OCZ Vendetta

Simple and effective

It is one of those blessed coolers that comes without an enclosed backplate for your mobo

Our Verdict

Easy to fit and effective in use

For

  • Easy to fit

    No enclosed backplate

Against

  • Intel configuration

The Vendetta is a surprisingly understated cooler, in contrast to its name. It's a simple, effective peripheral that's a doddle to fit.

It is one of those blessed coolers that comes without an enclosed backplate for your mobo. Unfortunately, the Intel configuration means you're using the unpleasant twist-and-lock system, but once it's fitted you're laughing.

We measured a drop of around 10 degrees on full load and around 15 degrees at idle compared with the stock cooler.