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Thermaltake Golden Orb II

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Thermaltake Golden Orb II

Extensive Mods
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.
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Overall 10
9.5

Thermaltake Golden Orb II Review Posted

AMDZone
1 February 2006
  • 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.
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Thermaltake Golden Orb II

HotHardware
30 September 2005
  • 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
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Overall 9
8.5

Thermaltake Golden Orb II

GideonTech
28 September 2005
  • 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
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Thermaltake Golden Orb II CPU Cooler Review

3D Xtreme
21 August 2005
  • Summary: A recap of the last paragraph sums this review up perfectly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Thermaltake Golden Orb II

techPowerUp!
1 August 2005
  • 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
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Thermaltake Golden Orb 2 (Golden Orb II)

XtremeComputing
15 October 2006
  • 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
  • Cons:  No fan control
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Installation 6
6.0

Expert Review

CDRinfo
19 July 2005
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good thermal reduction
  • Cons: Installation
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Thermaltake Golden Orb II

Handwerker Center
14 July 2006
  • Conclusion: Mit dem Golden Orb II hat Thermaltake einen guten Kühler für den recht kleinen Geldbeutel auf den Markt geworfen. Neben der für einen Luftkühler wirklich guten Leistung kommt die Optik nicht zu kurz. Abstriche macht er leider bei der recht schwierigen Montage und bei der Größe. Wer seinen CPU-Kühler aber nicht wöchentlich auf- und abbaut und keine Heatpipe auf seiner Grafikkarte nutzen möchte, kann getrost zugreifen.
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Thermaltake Golden Orb II

Revioo.com
28 July 2005
  • 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...
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