Vigor Gaming Monsoon III LT CPU Cooling System Review
Specifications and Packaging
Vigor Monsoon III LT Specifications from the Vigor Gaming website
- Intel Socket B1(LGA 1366)
- Socket T (LGA 775)
- Socket J (LGA 771 Skulltrail only)
- AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 / 939 / 754
- Intel Core i7 / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad /Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron / Celeron D
- AMD Phenom x4 / Phenom x3/ Athlon 64 x2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
Dimensions: 131 x 120.9 x 160mm
Net Weight: 855g
Material: Polished Cu base, AI base, 4 Cu heat pipes
Heat Pipe Dimensions: 4 at 6mm diameter
Fan Type: 2 x Blue LED / PWM controlled
Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25mm
Fan Speed: 2000 RPM +/- 10% max
Fan Airflow: 69.69 CFM
Fan Air Pressure: 2.94 mm H2O
Bearing Type: Long life sleeve
Fan Life Expectancy: 50,000 hours
Fan Noise Level: 20 dBA
Connector: 4-pin PWM
Fan Control: PWM
Rated Voltage: 12V
Start Voltage: DC 7.0V max
Operating Voltage: 10.8~13.2V
Rated Current: 0.35A(each)
Input Power: 4.2W(each)
Packaging and Parts
The Monsoon III LT is packaged in a pretty attractive retail box that features a nice studio shot of the heatsink with its blue LEDs. It also has listed a few of its features on the bottom of the front panel.
The back panel of the retail packaging includes more of the heatsink’s features and even a few additional photos for consumers to look at. There’s also a picture of the heatsink installed in a Cooler Master Cosmos case, which is ironic because most of the parts on this heatsink seem to be manufactured by Cooler Master.
One of the most impressive things about the packaging was the multi-layer foam that was used to secure the heatsink and accessories during shipping. It’s extremely secure and ensures nothing rattles around.
Here’s a quick photo to show how secure the heatsink is in this type of packaging. Fits like a glove.
The Monsoon III LT comes with a host of brackets, screws, backplates, rubber grommets, and spacers to mount this heatsink to AMD’s Socket AM2+, AM2, 939, and 754 as well as Intel’s LGA 1366, LGA 775, and LGA 771 (Skulltrail only). This means it supports every modern processor available today.