ID-Cooling Hunter VC-Twin CPU Cooler Review


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.

ID-COOLING Announced IS-VC45 Vapor Chamber SFF CPU Cooler

Cooling SFF and other compact systems isn’t always an easy task and as such it’s great to see ID-COOLING releasing their newly developed Vapor Chamber CPU Cooler for Mini-ITX system, the IS-VC45.

Small form factor PCs get more and more powerful with each generation and along comes the need for better cooling solutions to squeeze out that extra performance and prevent thermal throttling. With a vapor chamber base to draw heat immediately from the processor, the tiny IS-VC45 is able to handle CPUs with TDP up to 130W. And it only measures 94×92×45mm so this cooler can fit into pretty much any mini-ITX systems just as easy as any stock cooler.

The IS-VC45 is built with high-density aluminium fins that are soldered to the vapor chamber base. It comes equipped with a slim 92mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing fan that has a variable speed between 600 and 2500RPM (14.0-33.0dBA) with PWM function.

The 330gram heavy cooler supports Intel Socket LGA1150/1155/1156 and Socket LGA2011 and comes with metal screws and backplate for secure mounting.

Thanks to ID-COOLING for providing us with this information