Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System Review

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Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:20 pm

Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System Review

Used commonly in the aerospace industry, thermoelectric chips (TEC), or thermoelectric coolers, have not been integrated in the cooling of CPU due to previous humidity problems. Vigor Gaming had resolved these problems and developed the patented Vigor Monsoon II series of CPU cooling systems with TEC. Legit Reviews compares this TEC cooler to some leading air and water coolers in this review.

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The Monsoon II TEC CPU Cooling System was designed exclusively for Vigor Gaming by Macstek Technology and brings TEC cooling to the enthusiast community in package that is nearly all enthusiasts can use without a problem. The Monsoon II is RoHS compliant, which means it can be sold around the world and available to many markets. The Monsoon II takes advantage of something found back in the 1834 by a scientist named of Jean Peltier. Peltier discovered the inverse of the Seebeck effect, and came up with the "Peltier effect". The Monsoon II takes this cooling technology from 1834 and has added the latest in heat pipe and monitoring technology to come up with a CPU cooling system that performs better than standard air coolers.


Article Title: Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System Review
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Postby Illuminati » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:12 pm

very cool technology, but I agree 100% with your conclusion that it needed to hit a lower price point in order to be a competitive solution. But still very cool!
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Postby kenc51 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:09 pm

Nice review.........but yeah, too expensive

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Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:10 pm

Does this cooler fit in a case OK? It looks pretty big. Works pretty well for a 'no-nonsense' air cooler, though is a bit expensive.

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Postby Baddad53 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:26 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Does this cooler fit in a case OK? It looks pretty big.
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My question exactly. Do you have a picture of it in a case?

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Postby Apoptosis » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:58 am

After reading the review Vigor Gaming sent this e-mail to Legit Reviews and I thought I'd post it as it's something readers should see. I'm tempted to start doing this on every review we do.

Hi Nate,

Thank you for the very informative review. We will look into the screw situation and correct it ASAP. The manual reflects the first version of the cooler assembly. As for the temperature, I think that it might be possible the thermal power generated by the overclocking might be over the thermal power designed to handle by the Monsoon, which is at Max of 160W and Optimally at about 130W. We will definitely take this back to the drawing board and try to make our next generation even better. Also, the MSRP is at $149. However, we have been selling at a bundle price of $129 and most likely will keep at that price once the bundling promotion is over. In addition, we are in the process of releasing a PCI version (instead of the controlling unit) that is going to be MSRP at $99 and probably will hit the street at around $90. This should be available in about 1 month. Again, thank you very much for your review and I look forward to continued to work with you.

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As for testing it in a case... I have not as most of our testing on the open test bench and every other system I have in a case requires the removal of the board to get the HSF off it... If I get a second this weekend I'll stick it in a case, but this weekend is reserved for benchmarking something else that I think you guys will like seeing in upcoming weeks.

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Postby kenc51 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:59 am

Fair play to Vigor Gaming for taking the constructive critisism and acting on it..... =D> =D> =D>


Once again you have proved it........"Legit Reviews......Straight up and on the money"

//Can't wait to read the fruits of your labour.....from this weekends benchmarking..........I think we are all looking forward to this one ;)


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