Vigor is well known for their complete gaming systems, but they also sell the components from those systems like the CPU coolers and cases. The Monsoon III LT is the next incarnation for the Monsoon line of coolers. Compatible with just about any of the popular CPU sockets today the Monsoon III LT should work for just about anyone. Weighing in at 855g and standing 160mm tall the Monsoon III LT is not a small cooler, but is definitely not the biggest. Let’s look at the features and specifications.
The Vigor Monsoon III LT was one of the first Core i7 coolers we received here at Legit Reviews, and to be honest, the snazziest looking cooler in the bunch. The dual 120mm blue LED fans and the fan shroud make the cooler look very nice. The fan shroud also helps the air flow stay in the front to back direction rather than out the sides.
There are 4 heat pipes, with two separate fin towers. To direct air through the cooler Vigor has the fan mount and shroud.
Overall the Monsoon III LT cooler feels rather well built, is light, and despite using Cooler Masters retention system is not to hard to install. This may be due to the fact that the cooler can be turned upside down and due to its girth the motherboard can be balanced on it freeing up a hand for installing the retention plate.