Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Golden Orb II
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Thermaltake Golden Orb II
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
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
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.