For being LEPA’s first CPU cooler I think they’ve done a pretty good job. The have created an attractive CPU cooler that does a good job, is quiet and is easy to install.
First lets talk about installation. This has to be one of the easier CPU coolers I have installed in a while. The whole process took less than 10 minutes. While I did install the cooler with my motherboard out of the case, I could have easily done it while my motherboard was installed in my case. The instructions are very easy to follow and I did not make a single mistake. No one wants to be taking all day to install a CPU cooler!
The cooler performed pretty well given its size and weight. It sat right about in the middle of the pack of all of the air coolers that we have tested lately. On top of that the operation was extremely quiet and you could barely notice it at all, and this was on the highest fan setting.
The cooler looked great installed in our system, although a LED fan would have added a little bit more style. LEPA does offer this cooler in both black and white versions so you can choose which color will best suit your case and other components.
The LV12 can be found at my favorite online retailer for $41.24, which seems to be a fitting price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the LEPA LV12 CPU Cooler a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Good performance
– Easy installation
– Quiet operation
– Available in both white and black
– None that I found