Summary: As the name states it's definitely direct contact with the cpu! One of few heat sinks that offers exposed heat pipes at the bottom! Kept my i7 950 very cool with no issue. The pwm fan is a little chattery but that I replace with 2 push/ pull fans.
If you want one of the quietest fans that I've ever seen, this is it.
9 August 2013
Summary: This is so quiet that I had to check to see if the fan was working! . Whether or not you can easily install this depends on several things. This CPU cooler has a back plate that holds the cooler base to the board with 4 screws. There's a back plate *in your computer case* that your motherboard is mounted to. In some of my computers the area behind the CPU socket is open. On my current case it completely covers the back of the motherboard.
Summary: I have an old build, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 and an old case. It just fit perfect! I was concerned about the size of this new CPU coolers because they are designed for big cases, but this Thermaltake one has enough room inside my case. The system is almost always at the same temperature, it only changes like 7ºC even when I'm gaming. It is also very efficient. I changed the fan position to experiment the optimal config.
Summary: I had reviewed several websites on this model Thermaltake Contac 21 and was a little worried at first. Mostly at everyone saying that it was hard to install, it took them up to five hours and so on. Honestly I found it quite easy to install, the hardest part was getting the old fan that busted removed.
Summary: Ventirad intéressant pour son volume raisonnable et logeable. Avec 6 headpipes de cuivre, le transfert des calories est efficace. De plus il est parfaitement silencieux. Ne pas oublier une bonne pâte thermique pour un rendement optimal.