ID-Cooling Hunter VC-Twin CPU Cooler Review

Introduction


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 Launches Hunter VC-Twin CPU Cooler

ID-Cooling has announced the Hunter VC-Twin CPU cooler which adopts a D-Shape dual fin-stack design and features twin thermal-grade anti-oxidation coated aluminium fin stacks. The heat is dissipated by five 8mm thick copper heatpipes which work alongside a vapor-chamber plate. This makes direct contact with the CPU and helps to reduce load temperatures. 

The cooler is bundled with two fans, a 120mm intake and 140mm conveyor which sits between the fin-stacks. Both fans are capable of PWM control to alter the RPM values. The 120mm operates between 800-1800 RPM and produces 60.7 CFM with a noise output range of 16.2-29.92 dBA. Additionally, the 140mm fan spins between 800-1600 RPM and reaches a maximum airflow of 76.8 CFM. In terms of noise, the 140mm fan ranges between 16.8-32.6 dBA. On this default setup, the maximum fan noise could become quite loud but should offer an excellent level of performance. Thankfully, PWM control allows you to alter the values to your individual taste.

When it comes to dimensions, the cooler measures a total of 123 mm x 153 mm x 160 mm (LxWxH) and weighs 1418g. The product supports every modern CPU socket on the market including LGA2011v3, LGA115x, AM3+ and FM2+. From an aesthetics standpoint, the cooler’s black heatsink and red accents on the fans look absolutely stunning. When combined with a traditional black and red gaming theme, the end result is superb.

Sadly, ID-Cooling hasn’t released a retail price yet, but we will certainly keep you updated when this information arises.