Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Golden Orb II
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Thermaltake Golden Orb II
20 April 2009
Excerpt: You've got the latest and greatest, and you're damn proud of it as well. But when you stare into your freshly cut case window, you see that UGLY stock processor fan. So like most people on this earth, you've stooped to using that lowly piece of garbage.
Conclusion: I have to admit I was quite surprised at the Golden Orb II by Thermaltake . I expected to see a quality cooler, but was not expecting it to be so quiet. To hear the stock cooler cranking away at 5440 RPM, sounding like it was about to take flight, one would not expect a measly 1720RPM cooler that is quiet as a mouse to come and actually cool better. This heat sink is built strong, with the copper base for thermal transfer and machined fins for cooling and durability.
Conclusion: Performance Analysis: The Golden Orb II proved to be an excellent CPU cooler in our testing scenarios and offered better overall performance than the Vapochill Micro ULN cooler. With the fully loaded testing, the Golden Orb II ranged from 8 to 11C cooler when comparing the stock cooler at the same fan speed and 3-5C cooler than the Vapochill Micro ULN.
Pros: Superb Cooling Performance, Near Silent at all Speeds, Universal Design, Motherboard Removal not Necessary for AMD, Fantastic Pricepoint
Conclusion: With everything installed, let's see what it looks. Here is the side view of the system back up and running. I should clean up the SATA cables but since this machine is being taken apart a few more time over the next few weeks, I am not going to worry about it right now. As always, after changing things around, you need to power up the machine and make sure everything works. I usually let it run overnight to get a fair reading on the temps.
Pros: Affordable, Cools efficiently, Blue LED fan
Cons: Heavy, Need to remove motherboard for installation
Summary: This cooler is definitely not built to get huge overclocks, temperatures are comparable to a standard Intel heatsink. However, moderate overclocks will sure work fine.
If you are fed up with the noise your CPU cooler puts out, this is one of the best coolers you could get, in order to reduce sound levels. I would put this cooler into my Media PC right on the spot, if it wasn't too big for the custom case.
Pros: Very quiet, Good performance, Supports both S939 and LGA775, Easy to install, Nice design, Blue LEDs in fan
Cons: No fan speed control, Little space near memory area on some motherboards, Does not fit ABIT AA8XE easily, Heavy
Excerpt: Thermaltake have been one of the leading makers of heatsinks, particularly in the aftermarket arena, since 1999. In the last few years they have really made a name for themselves amongst the enthusiast crowd for good quality products at reasonable prices. They have expanded successfully into making cases, power-supplies, controllers and other equipment for the computer enthusiast.
Pros: Silent, OK performance over stock, Looks good, Ideal for silent and htpc setups
Conclusion: The Golden Orb II CL-P0220 doesn't use any fancy heat-pipe technology, nor an elaborate cooling system. There's no huge heatsink with a loud, noisy fan. It is of normal size, a smart built CPU cooler which guarantees to help your CPU stay cool and quiet without costing a fortune. About the only drawback was the installation procedure which requires removal of the motherboard.
Conclusion: Mit dem Golden Orb II hat Thermaltake einen guten KÃ¼hler fÃ¼r den recht kleinen Geldbeutel auf den Markt geworfen. Neben der fÃ¼r einen LuftkÃ¼hler wirklich guten Leistung kommt die Optik nicht zu kurz. Abstriche macht er leider bei der recht schwierigen Montage und bei der GrÃ¶ÃŸe. Wer seinen CPU-KÃ¼hler aber nicht wÃ¶chentlich auf- und abbaut und keine Heatpipe auf seiner Grafikkarte nutzen mÃ¶chte, kann getrost zugreifen.
Summary: Jusqu’à aujourd’hui Thermaltake nous avait habitué à des produits d’une nuisance sonore plutôt poussée. Cependant avec le Golden Orb II le constructeur taïwanais marque sa volonté d’entrer dans le monde du silence avec les grands autres constructeurs. Seulement voilà sa bête est peu être discrète mais elle ne tourne pas à plus de 1600RPM alors que ses concurrents leaders dans le domaine comme Zalmann ou Thermalright font du 2700RPM pour quelques décibels en plus et des...