Vortex Plus is a low profile CPU cooler with compact size but uncompromising cooling efficiency. The compact feature best suits in HTPC chassis or chassis with slim width and limited space. The heatsink comes with 4 heatpipes and direct contact base to maximize the heat conductivity and dissipation efficiency. The balanced PWM fan works to provide high airflow under high RPM mode
Compact profile design for HTPC chassis and LAN box chassis.
Universal mounting for Intel LGA1366/1156/775 and AMD AM3/AM2/940/939/754 sockets.
4 x Direct Contact heatpipes for seamless contact between CPU surface and cooler.
The Fan was louder than I expected. If I were to use the Vortex Cooler as my primary CPU cooler the fan noise would definitely be a distraction for me. The size of the cooler and the fan is a plus, the Vortex Plus does not take up too much space inside of you case so you can work inside the case without much hassle. As far as cooling my system, I think the Vortex Plus did a good job, but considering the fan noise I would go with a cooler with a quieter fan. I will give the Cooler Master Vortex plus 3.5 out of 5.
Vortex Plus is not a cooler targeted to overclockers and enthusiasts. Its main audience are computers mounted in SFF or HTPC (Home Theater PC) cases. It is relatively inexpensive if compared to top notch coolers.
Designed specifically for the Low Profile and HTPC market, Vortex Plus CPU cooler was launched by Cooler Master with the lower shape than tower style cooler but higher performance and lower noice level than stock cooler, which results in one more option for the cooler market. We will do a detail test for this brand new cooler.
If you are looking to Replace your Stock cooler for a low profile heatsink that does the job much better then the stock cooling solution, the Vortex Plus is right for you. When tested, the Vortex Plus delivered temperatures better then the stock cooler and also gave me some head room to Overclock my 8450 to 2.2 GHz and only went up to 40*C. The overall look to the Vortex Plus is very pleasant! The four heat pipe design with direct contact to the base is an outstanding addition for cooling efficiency. The wire clips that are used to hold the 92mm fan in place were very capable of doing the job. The low profile design makes this cooler a perfect fit for small form factor chassis such as HTPC and Lan cases.