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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [04.19.04]
Manufactured by: Cooler Master

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Test Setup

For comparison purposes we've pitted the Coolermaster Jet 7+ cooler up again Vantec's Aeroflow tag team.

All tests were run using a DFI Lanparty nForce2 Rev. B motherboard and an AMD Athlon 2500+ Barton CPU installed inside an NZXT Guardian tower case. All heatsinks heatsinks were installed using the Vantec thermal compound that came with the Aeroflow 2 sample.

CPU Temperature readings were taken using the Athlon XP's built in thermal diode and read using Motherboard Monitor. Ambient temperatures were measured using a digital thermometerrplaced in the middle of the case.

Testing was completed with the Jet 7+ blower fan running both at low (1900rpm) and high (3500rpm) speeds. When overclocked, the Barton 2500+ was running at 2.42Ghz (11x220) and 1.8V. To achieve full CPU load both Prime95 and Distributed Folding were run at the same time, both at high priority.

The Results

Default Speed

Overclocked (11x220/2420mhz @ 1.8V)

At low speed settings, the Jet 7+ is able to effectively cool our Barton 2500+, while remaining almost silent, keeping things well below 50C. With the fan running at full speed the Jet 7+ leaves the Aeroflow brothers in the dust with a sub 40C temperature at full load!

Once the overclocking begins, you're going to want to crank that fan speed up. With the CPU temp above 60C at full load I was getting Prime95 errors all over the place. With the Jet 7+ fan cranked to full speed things again cool way down and again the Jet 7+ tops the Aeroflow tandem.

Unlike most crap pop music acts today, the Coolermaster Jet 7+ not only looks pretty, it also has some real talent! Although the Jet 7+ fan only pushes relatively small amounts of air, its blower design allows it to top even the TMD based Vantec Aeroflow cooler. Add in blinking leds and a fan controller and we have one great cooler.

Now the one major drawback of this cooler, aside from its weight, is the fact that when the fan is running at full speed, it actually does sound like you have a jet engine inside your case. If you are one of those people that think the Aeroflow is loud then you will not like how this thing sounds when ramped up. The good news though is that even after using the fan controller to lower the fan down to a reasonable level (ie. that of the Aeroflow) I was still able to maintain temperatures that were only 2-3C off from what I attained at the highest fan speed.

If you have the money and don't need to go absolute budget on your CPU cooling needs, then I would highly recommend you check out Coolermaster's Jet 7+ cooler. Not only is it one of the most impressive looking coolers on the market today, it is also one of top performing ones.

One thing to note is the price - at $45, the Jet 7+'s price matches its berth. The beautiful finish and awesome look it gives a case almost justify that $45 tag - ALMOST.

  • Sexay!
  • Jet-like leds
  • All copper heatsink design
  • Excellent cooling results, even when overclocked

  • Blinking white led can get to be annoying
  • Heavy at 600+ grams
  • Fan at high rpms sounds like a jet engine
  • Quite expensive

Final Score: 91%