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OCZ Tempest CPU Cooler
Author: Hellfire
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
Source: OCZ Technology
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OCZ Tempest CPU Cooler
August 23, 2006

External Examination (continued):

Using a nice shiny quarter I checked the base for a mirror finish. As you can see here, it does not have a perfect mirror finish, however it is shiny and does have some reflective qualities.

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On the side you can see the aluminum fins, as well as the heat pipes that go through the fins. The four fins in the middle have been cut back to allow you space to secure the cooler to the base. In the top view of the base you can see the cut out sections of the fins. Also, you should note that the fins do not go straight across, they do have peaks and valleys.

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If you look closely at the picture of the top of the cooler, you will see that there is no way to secure the fan to the base. OCZ has opted for a removable fan bracket which uses spring loaded clips to secure it to the base. OCZ realizes that not everybody will be happy with the included fan, and for the modders they have included both 80mm holes for a fan, as well as standard 92mm holes.

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To secure the fan to the bracket, simply line up the holes on the fan with the proper holes on the bracket and use the included screws to secure it. I did find this to be a bit of a challenge. It is hard to get a full size screwdriver into the proper location to put the screws in place. If you have a really small screwdriver this will work the best, and allow you to put the screw driver through the top holes.

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Since this cooler is designed to fit on many different CPUs, OCZ has included all of the necessary hardware for installation. Preparing for installation you should find the exact pieces you will need for your specific hardware. OCZ has done a good job with the instructions for this. In the first picture you can see the hardware that you will need for Intel CPUs. The second picture includes the set up for AMD CPUs.

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