CPU coolers – we all know what they are and we all use them. Whether it be the stock cooler that came with your CPU or a high-end custom water cooling setup we all have one and we all need one. There are coolers that are cheap and relatively inefficient and there are coolers that are expensive and work exceedingly well. What about the happy medium? What about the best of both – price and performance? Enter NZXT and their Respire line of CPU coolers. They aim to give the best performance for the least amount of cash – but do the coolers meet those expectations? We’ve already looked at their T20 variant and were thoroughly impressed. Now we’ve got their Respire T40 here in the lab today so let’s check it out!