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Thermaltake Contac 30 CLP0579
8.3 out of 10

Thermaltake Contac 30 CLP0579

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Overall 8
8.0

almost 3 years and still going strong

Michael F., Newegg
8 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this after I bought the computer case (Rosewill Conqueror). If I had known about the installation issue in the "Con"section, I would have bought a different case where the PSU mounted on the bottom, or, bought a different heatsink/fan that aimed the exhaust out the back of the case..
  • Pros: This heatsink/fan has kept my cpu cool for almost 3 years and is still quiet. Great longevity and quality for the money($32.99 in 10/2010). Glossy fan doesn't collect dust as much as the non-glossy fans. when the dust does collect, it's easier to notice and clean off the fan. I used this with an ...
  • Cons: The rubber fan mounts are somewhat difficult to deal with (however they do almost eliminate vibration noise from the fan). The installation for this requires it to be positioned so that the airflow will be going toward the top of the case or down toward the bottom of the case. I wanted the exhaus...
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Overall 10
10

Installed on fx series amd

Anonymous, Newegg
23 June 2013
  • Summary: i would recommend it to anyone with enough room in the case that wants to toss those stock coolers
  • Pros: Awesome design, huge cooler/heatsink for the money. fits in my inwin f430 case, also no issues near memory with a msi board. runs my amd fx 6100 at around 30-32 deg cel at idle overclocked it to 4.1 with little to no temp increase, Yet to see it under full load overclocked (because im waiting for...
  • Cons: Instruction diagrams are vague, but it can be figured out without them, the thermal compound is NO GOOD, put some other aftermarket thermal paste on it. i was lucky to have some of the good stuff lyin around, the mounts on the bottom of the fan can be a little tricky to get in after install but i...
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Overall 8
8.0

Fan Mounts the worst

tim m., Newegg
11 May 2013
  • Pros: works great.. keeps CPU cool....
  • Cons: rubber fan mounts suck. these fan mounts are the worst I have ever seen. if you mother board is already in the case putting this fan back on is gonna make you mad.
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Overall 10
10

Worth the Effort

Frank A., Newegg
22 March 2013
  • Summary: This fan is running idle at 30 Degrees C on an Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz processor. The fan is set to half speed on motherboard and is super quiet. Installed onto 1155 socket Processor.
  • Pros: Keeps temps down to about 30 degrees C. Huge, but works at keeping processor cool even with fan at half speed. Fan is very quiet at all speeds. Well made, lots of copper, lots of surface area on the heat sink. Fan is replaceable and glows a strong blue LED. Fits securely when installed correctly.
  • Cons: Instructions are an abomination. The instructions mislead you into thinking the plastic support plate goes on the top of the motherboard, but it's on the bottom. This took a considerable amount of time to correct by going to the Thermaltake website where they have more detailed instructions. Many...
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Overall 10
10

Great cooler

Joseph I., Newegg
1 March 2013
  • Pros: I previously had this for my FX-8120 but I lost one screw during a move so I had to buy this again, but it does the job so well. I now have an FX-8350 and idle between 30-34C I recommend this to anybody that wants something cheap and reliable.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great Heatsink

Vedran S., Newegg
9 February 2013
  • Summary: I replaced a Zalman 9700 Nvidia Edition that has served me well with this Heatsink for my i7 2700k. Noise wise, this one is near silent compared to the Zalman, and on top of that, you can use a push pull configuration if you choose to. And it is cheaper retail then the Zalman.
  • Pros: Supports pretty much any processor out there right now. Very Quiet. It can also support a push/pull configuration and you do the little rubber mounts for it too in the package. Simple Instructions.
  • Cons: It is very big. If you have a Mid-Size ATX tower with a side fan, forget the side fan, this heatsink is going to be in the way.
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Overall 8
8.0

Big Cooler, Small price

Nicholas P., Newegg
11 January 2013
  • Summary: This cooler is Massive, it barely cleared my side panel on a Zalman Z9 Plus case, which has an extra bit of clearance with a widened side panel, if I did not have that extra bit of clearance, this would not have fit in the case.
  • Pros: This Contac 30 was purchased to replace a CM Hyper101i that was not keeping a q6600 quad cool enough. With the CM, temps would reach 80c+ during small FFT tests in Prime95, that was with a 1.44Vcore. Now, with the Contact 30, Vcore has been raised to 1.5v, and the temperature stays below 70c in t...
  • Cons: -Supplied thermal paste was the consistancy of silly putty. It would not spread, and I was able to make little figurines out of it, in short, DO NOT use it, throw it away and buy some Arctic Silver 5. -The supplied pictorial diagrams make no sense at all, until you read the little captions to the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Difficult installation for AMD

Mark C., Newegg
22 December 2012
  • Summary: It may seem harsh to take three eggs off for this, because it does seem to perform well but I think the overall ratings have been too high and doesn't take into account this issue ENOUGH.
  • Pros: Large, effective cooling. Will no doubt support any processor I throw at it in the foreseeable future.
  • Cons: As a couple of the reviewers has pointed out you must put the fan on AFTER you mount the heatsink, so why did they ship it with it ON? You have to take it off just to put it back on in the first place. I ended up having to configure it as pull instead of the default push position because it was j...
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible Experience

Michael W., Newegg
30 November 2012
  • Summary: I am very aggravated from this experience, and though it may have been isolated, this likely marks the last time I will ever handle with a Thermaltake product. After extensive work, the only end product I got was myself getting out a restocking fee, the cost of an RMA label, and bruised fingers.
  • Pros: None of note
  • Cons: I ordered this fan to replace my stock intel heatsink that came with my computer, as this fan advertised support of a 775 socket. However, it was overall a terrible experience. Starting out, I am lucky that I was mounting for an intel replacement, as no AMD instructions were ever included in my p...
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible Experience

Michael W., Newegg
29 November 2012
  • Summary: Though it could have been an isolated bad experience, this will likely mark the last time I ever order a Thermaltake fan. The vague instructions, unforgiving design, and incompatibility was nothing more than frustrating.
  • Pros: Nothing of note
  • Cons: I purchased this fan to replace my stock intel one in hopes that it would perform as an adequate replacement. I received nothing but headaches and frustration from this fan. I purchased this fan to replace my old one as it stated it supported the 775 socket. I am lucky that I was replacing an Int...
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