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Cooler Master Vortex Plus - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

  • 92mm fan
  • 800 – 2800 RPM (PWM)
  • 15.7 – 54.8 CFM
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Cooler Master's CPU cooler, the RR-VTPS-28PK-R in a low profile design, is a universal cooling solution for AMD and Intel processors in HTPC and slim-type chassis. The Vortex 752 has features normally reserved for more expensive coolers.

A pure copper base provides optimal thermal transference from the CPU and the surplus heat is transported via twin copper heat pipes to the aluminum cooling fins. A 92mm fan with multi-air inlet provides superior, silent 18 dBA cooling for the CPU and the surrounding components.

The mounting bracket is designed for allowing the RR-VTPS-28PK-R to easily attach to a wide variety of Intel LGA775 processors as well as AMD CPUs using the AM2/754/939/940 sockets.

  • newegg Superior Heat Dissipation and Cooling Performance The pure copper base, dual copper heatpipes and high-density aluminum fins maximize heat transfer and dissipation, plus a 92mm, 800-2200 RPM cooling fan providing a complete cooling solution for the CPU and its surrounding components. The multi-air inlet design provides huge airflow while the sickle-shape blade significantly reduces the noise for ultra-quiet operation.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility The Cooler Master RR-VTPS-28PK-R features broad compatibility with AMD socket 754, 939, 940, and AM2 platforms, as well as the Intel LGA 775 platform.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Patrick S.
  • 7/28/2015 5:36:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice cooler

Pros: I needed a cooler with a lower vertical standing, as my mid case is not as thick as a full tower. I've used two benchmarks and they reported the same rpm/temperature, so the fan is reporting well.

Cons: None, so far.....

Other Thoughts: I have a six-core AMD and I've put a lot of coolers on CPU's and I thought the brace was relatively easy to use. On an idle load, it's 1800 rpm @ 38°C (100°F). It's about 80°F in the room. I've run Winamp, Firefox, Steam/Witcher2, and the max it gets to is 48°C. Oh yeah, I run cool 'n quiet, and it is SUPER quiet.

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  • bradley b.
  • 4/23/2015 7:15:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNifty

Pros: Nearly everything. This unit has outperformed my wildest expectations in balance between MB and CPU temps to keep stable. With the CPU fan cut down to 65% it keeps my athlon 2 x4 860 (95W TDP) at a stable 37 Celsius and Motherboard only a few Celsius hotter at any given moment in load testing. It fit perfectly in the low profile case and is probably my favorite low end cooler now.

Cons: Install was quite tough with wires in the way and getting the end of the AMD bracket that is under the heatsink may require some working. Mine had some severe dings in the bottom that led to poor contact and needed considerable amounts of ArcticSilver5 to make full contact. I am talking visible impact pockets not just scratches. The fan clips stick out over what would otherwise be plenty of RAM clearance, as it is use LP RAM

Other Thoughts: Slightly better QC and fan mounting. this cooler has allowed me to build an M-ITX system with cooling better than all of the Mid ATX builds I have done in the past.

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  • Simon P.
  • 1/29/2015 10:42:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEfficient

Pros: Second review (update) - About the pros, as stated in my first review it's a perfect FF for my chassis/mother board layout, easy install, READ OTHER THOUGHTS.

Work around for temp drop - Temps went down from my last review to around 32C idle (I had 40C+) : using PK-1 thermal paste instead of the included one, and spreading a thin layer with the tip of the finger over the CPU surface helped a lot... The trick about "put a small amount in the center as it will spread when mounting", is an inconsistent trick to set aside (that said IF you're skilled enough to evenly spread a thin layer with a finger), since it can create bubbles and micro areas without contact over the whole contact surface. Use a medical glove (so as to not contaminate the paste or the surface), and spread evenly with the finger tip over the whole surface area for best heat dissipation, as a thin layer will NOT make the material to spread over the sides too much if at all (anyways, the PK-1 paste is non conductive).

You'll also notice that spreading evenly a thin layer over the whole area requires LESS paste than the "nut in the center" trick : that later trick relies over a probability that it will evenly spread when tightening, which actually is a GAMBLE : you don't have any control over that spreading being even, without bubbles and uncovered areas, thus you'd need to put more paste in the middle so as to raise that probability (either ways ending up into less heat dissipation efficiency).

SOME INDIVIDUALS SAY ON YOUTUBE CLIPS AND SUCH THAT IT'S NOT IMPORTANT THAT THE PASTE COVERS A BIGGER SURFACE, that the "nut trick" is the most efficient : THEY LIE OR ARE SIMPLY TRYING TO REASON THEIR OWN LAZINESS, DON'T LISTEN TO THEM : SIMPLY PUT, A BIGGER AREA MEANS MORE HEAT TRANSFER, thus you don't want any bubbles nor uncovered areas, as much as possible.

Cons: Flimsy plastic pins for mounting, READ OTHER THOUGHTS about not breaking them while removing them... After 2 tryouts I'm afraid that at least one pin will break. They are so cheap, I wonder WHY DOESN'T COOLER MASTER INCLUDE MORE, knowing that they're prone to break!

WHY such a STINGY attitude that in the end they'd loose money instead of making some? Don't they realize that being cheap on a product, especially for vital parts like mounting pins, will end up in loosing money over customer servicing/CRM (unless they hire slaves)? A broken or a cheap fan with less RPM than required (these are examples it didn't actually happened), we can work with this... But NOT when it comes to mounting parts. Cooler guys and others in this industry, should drop from their schools of indoctrination and get in touch with real people/clients, instead of considering theoretical "economical agents" (another word for Cyborg), instead of making such odd, unrealistic and unproductive decisions. Fact is that IF having decent pins involved paying only a couple of dollars more, then I really don't see any good reason to sabotage their product the way they're doing. Everybody would be eager to pay a couple of bucks more for decent mounting pins, even 50 cents to 1 dollar more for a couple of spare pins at the very least... Come on Cooler guys, think about it only 2 seconds, such level of greed on the client's part would be ridiculous and is totally unrealistic.

Other Thoughts: I removed and reinstalled this cooler a couple of times for testing on two different mobo/chassis. A simple trick : use a crocodile plier so as to squeeze the mounting pins "nozzles" under the mother board CPU socket, and while they are squeezed pull them from the other side, that way they won't break.

EDIT (last testing before sending this review): that's it I just broke one of those cheap plastic pins while tightening the screws (third install, the two that I did before with the same cooler were successful)). I WILL NOT loose my time with CRM over this... Maybe that's how they were "indoctrinated" as written above : sell cheap stuff not worth a penny and expect the clients to simply abandon since it doesn't cost enough to loose a couple of hours (and days before having a complete build) over this?... Yeah I know this is cynical, but it's also quite odd and weird from a company supposed to hire the best engineers for their products, this should not happen. I will try another company for my next HTPC build.

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  • Carl C.
  • 1/1/2015 5:54:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsupdate from 5/21/14 review

Pros: Replacement legs are much better. They are are made of a black plastic, which feels solid. I like their push-pin design over Intel's. Very easy to install. Keeps my i5-2500K at 40C idle.

Cons: I wanted to add to my review from last May. I had the same experience as some of the other reviewers. The clear plastic of the push-pin legs are cheap and fragile feeling. Like, Michael, I was tightening down the screw for the CPU (not even all the way down) and a leg popped right out. The very bottom of it broke. Seems they only offer phone support, doesn't list any hours, but if they are like most, probably 8a-4p, which doesn't work for me when I am out of the house from 7a-6p. Why not offer email or a ticketing system? I know some like the personal touch, but I am not one of them.

Other Thoughts: I've own/owned many Cooler Master products. I have the HAF 932, HAF 922, and Storm Stryker cases, 3 Hyper 212+, Siedon 120M, and countless fans from them. The Siedon 120M I returned to NewEgg because it sound like there was ball-bearings bouncing around inside it. Despite that, I have nothing but good words for Cooler Master. Thier products are solid. Support, I haven't had good experiences. I remember coming across the CMStore after googling for a replacement parts when I accidentally broke a USB port on the 932. I had no response from CM support that I tried beforehand...and I believe I emailed them at the time. This was about 5 years ago, so not sure how I tried to contact them. I do remember having to find it on my own. Maybe some have had better experiences, but this is mine.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We sincerely apologize for the trouble you had with our cooler. We definitely do offer a ticket system as well as a live chat system. Please check the link below. We would like to make this right.

Dear customer,

We sincerely apologize for the trouble you had with our keyboard/mouse. We can definitely help replace that mouse that is giving you trouble. Would you be able to contact us so we can rectify the situation?

Respectfully,


CMUSA Support.

Phone:
1-888-624-5099

Site:
http://account.coolermaster.com

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  • Isaiah S.
  • 12/30/2014 1:36:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWay better than the stock cooler

Pros: Good at cooling, low noise when doing normal tasks. Was able to get a g3258 to 4.5ghz and it idles at 33C and when stress testing hits 54C.

Cons: When stress testing or utilizing over 80% of the cpu, you can hear this thing, not a loud overbearing noise, but you can hear it hum right along.

Other Thoughts: I know people complain about the push pins, but if you just take your time it literally just pops into place. No issues with mine and ive remounted it 3 times.

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  • Michael L.
  • 12/4/2014 10:50:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCareful installing! Might break leg!

Pros: Low vertical footprint off the mobo

Cons: Low-quality materials used to secure sink to mobo. It uses plastic pushpins and one snapped as I tightened the screw that presses the heatsink against the cpu.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Michael L,

We apologize for the trouble that you are experiencing with the Vortex plus. The Vortex Plus has a 2 year warranty.

Please contact us so that we can send you the replacement parts for free.

Phone: 888-624-5099

Respectfully,
Patrick
CMUSA Support

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  • CHARLOTTE B.
  • 11/29/2014 5:52:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Heatsink, Hard to mount though.

Pros: Keeps my AMD FX-4130 nice and cool, the highest temperature I saw on it was around 51C under max load, around 11C on idle.

Cons: Was difficult to mount on a AM3+ socket, I'd personally only recommend this for the price and performance it brings.

Other Thoughts: Overall a nice heatsink for the price if you want to build a mid-ranged gaming PC.

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  • Simon P.
  • 11/21/2014 12:45:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk cooler

Pros: Quiet. Not much problem while installing it, just make sure that you push in a straight vertical manner so as to secure the plastic "things". Personally I like this type of mounting since it's used in an HTP : no need for a backplate, and at its size (for a 92mm fan), it won't exercise that much stress on the mobo.

Cons: The CPU temperature is between 40C and 45 C. at Idle... I haven't tried under gaming/full load yet, but that number makes me fear that I will have to pay close attention... Note that it's used in a Mini-ITX case (Lian Li PC-Q30). Maybe that I should've boufgt an i5-4690S version instead of the i5-4690 ("S" means less TDP/power consumption)...

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  • Mary R.
  • 11/20/2014 7:46:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive cooling

Pros: Fan is QUIET, temperatures dropped dramatically(idle went from 45 to 50C to 30-32C, and load temos from around 79C all the way to 45C!). Other than the tight fit, I am very pleased with this CPU cooler!

Cons: Not really a con, but I had to remove one of my top exhaust fans because of the tight fit.

Other Thoughts: As with almost any aftermarket, measure your case twice, order once.

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  • Brian F.
  • 11/5/2014 2:37:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Heat Sink For A FM2

Pros: This is a great heat sink love it. I got this for my AMD A6 and it keeps it at around 30 - 35 c. Now i know it says it dosnt support FM2 but i looked up in AMD and Under Cooler Master and FM2 and FM1 use the same heat sink layout as a AM2 and AM3 heat sink just the pin layout is differnt but i love it cause the stock was a joke. Just used my arctic sliver 5 to keep it cooler that stuff dose magic.

Cons: A little confusing to put together but used a you tube video to fix that

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