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Thermaltake MaxOrb

Thermaltake Max Orb CPU Cooler - Application for AMD Socket 754; Read more

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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Construction 9
Functionality 9
Appearance 10

Thermaltake MaxOrb CL-P0369 CPU Cooler

Benchmark Reviews
2 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Thermaltake knows how to market a product, which is why the MaxOrb comes in a very attractive retail box with a clear view of the product. Since the MaxOrb is so big, the box is also just as large, which makes you feel as though you are getting a lot for your money. If you like things that sparkle, you will fall in love at first sight. The MaxOrb has plenty of polished chrome and aluminum components, which really helps to draw attention to the attractive design.
  • Pros: Extremely attractive design, Excellent cooling performance, Blue LED fan adds effect, Convenient fan control, Compatible with all current CPU sockets, High-quality construction, Durable aluminum fins
  • Cons: Poor heatpipe efficiency, Would benefit from textured mating surface, Needs more cement on control knob
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Overall 9

Thermaltake MaxOrb EX CPU Cooler Review

28 November 2008
  • Summary: Testing The following system was used in testing: Case: NZXT Tempest Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz Memory: 2x2GB OCZ SLI Ready DDR2 800 MHz CPU cooling: – Masscool 8W553 – SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2 – Thermaltake DuOrb – Titan Cool Idol – Cooler Master GeminII S – Cooler Master Sphere – Cooler Master Hyper 212 – Zalman CNPS9300 AT – Vantec AeroFlow FX 92 – Vantec AeroFlow FX 120 – Xilence Xilent Blade Pro – Thermaltake MaxOrb EX Video Card: XFX 9800...
  • Pros: – Great cooling temperatures, – Adjustable fan speed, – Pure copper construction, – Effectively uses the not so great pushpin installation, – MultiCPU support
  • Cons: – User manual could be more detailed
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
31 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Thermaltake is back with one of our favorite CPU cooling designs, the Orb. The latest offering is a revamp of the MaxOrb we tested back in December , but with a twist of copper added in for good measure. The original MaxOrb fared well in our performance tests and I found the mounting mechanism for Intel motherboards innovative. To this day, I use the MaxOrb on one of my open-air test rigs and have yet to uncover any issues with the design.
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Overall 9

Thermaltake Max Orb

11 July 2007
  • Summary: The Thermaltake Max Orb definitely has a lot of good looks, and the performance is decent, too. Fan noise can be adjusted up or down, and it seems to have only minor effects on performance. The Max Orb is compatible with many current CPU socket types, although Socket 478 compatibility is missing. Some cases have issues with taller heatsinks, but due to the design of the Max Orb, height issues may not be as much of a problem.
  • Pros: Decent performance, Quality construction, Fan controller built in, Blue LED fan with sleeved wires
  • Cons: Complicated installation, Possible compatibility issues with retension frame or with large memory modules located close to the CPU socket, Base not completely smooth, Fan fairly loud at full speed
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Overall 9

Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler

25 June 2007
  • Conclusion: The Thermaltake MaxOrb is an excellent cooling option for both the modder and overclocker. For the modder, it adds a unique looking cooler with a subtle yet distinctly noticeable blue light. The overclocker will see improved temperature readings over the stock AMD cooler when using a socket 939 motherboard. Performance wise, the Thermaltake MaxOrb does not disappoint.
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