NZXT had been making a lot of strides in recent years to both solidify their position in the PC case market as well as expand into the power supply and CPU cooler market. Following the same basic expansion principles, NZXT started with a game changer in the Havok 140. Then they moved to proving their mettle with options such as the Havok 120 and the new Kraken all-in-one liquid cooler. Now they add budget minded with the Respire Series.
The NZXT Respire T20 is designed to maximize your cooling performance without spending a forture. Targeted toward entry-level builders, the T20 is only $29.99 MSRP with one 8 mm and two 6 mm direct touch heatpipes. The single 120 mm fan should provide sufficient cooling for most Intel and AMD processors with minimal noise.
The NZXT Respire T40 comes in at $39.99 MSRP and does everything a little bit bigger. The Respire T40 comes with four 8 mm direct touch heatpipes and a wider fan span. This should provide a little better performance and a little more overclocking headroom without breaking the bank.
I like NZXT's approach to expanding their product lines and markets. It reminds me of another PC component company, but I can't quite put my finger on who. Either way the Respire T20 and T40 should be great new options in the budget cooling market.