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Thermaltake MaxOrb
4.7 out of 10

Thermaltake MaxOrb

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

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Overall 10
10

Does the job

Tyler S., Newegg
22 May 2013
  • Pros: Probably the best heatsink ive ever baught. Keeps your cpu way cooler then stock thats for sure. Does the job, ive actually overclocked a p4 3.4 to 3.7ghz still stayed cool and stable.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

it needs outside air

Donne C., Newegg
7 November 2010
  • Summary: i really need more dust filters... i have to clean it every 3 months to make sure my temps stay wayyy down.
  • Pros: this thing keeps my NB and half my ram a bit cool. I overclocked to 3.2 on a q6600 and my max temps were 67 before i closed my window (cold here in VA). I had this for 2 years now and only now started to get lapping and spreading thermal paste right lol. I had to do many mods to my case to make t...
  • Cons: One con is that i had to do such modification, it was a pain. If you already have good ventilation in your case, this thing can last you a long time. You do really need an intake fan to vent cool fresh air right onto it though. DO NOT use an outside fan and leave your case open, my temps on my co...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good cooler

Donald R., Newegg
6 May 2010
  • Summary: would like to see more cfm's or more heat pipes in this design to allow better heat dissipation. one problem I have is the lack of air going through my case and the fact that my desk doesn't allow good air flow into the tower "cubby" Kept my cpu (before over clock) in high 30's-40's C before I moved...
  • Pros: cool blue LED cools really well but still need some more keeping my Phenom II X 4 b50 at 45c idle running at 3.7ghz
  • Cons: had to spread heat sink fins to keep the fans from rubbing at full RPM's. Huge compared to stock cooler but what else can you expect for better cooling
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Thomas T., Newegg
25 March 2010
  • Summary: Yeah, she's a beast alright, but not too heavy. I've had this for over a year, but couldn't really test it's performance because my AMD cpu had a bug in the temp sensor (Curse you Brisbane!). Now I've got a Athlon II X4 630 and I am very impressed with this cooler.
  • Pros: Looks awesome and jaw-dropping cooling. No problems with bent fins. They bend back quite easily anyway. I found it pretty easy to install... the 2nd time. Direct cooling for Northbridge and RAM on my MoBo. Allowed me to remove the side intake fan. Athlon II X4 630 Gigabyte MA785G-UD3H EVGA Nvidia...
  • Cons: Size I guess, but I have a very spacious case. Might interfere with a RAM if you have tall heatsinks on them. Getting the final screw (for AMD) on is a bit tricky. A small clamp or forceps will help greatly. Probably not the best choice if you haven't installed many after-market coolers.
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Overall 10
10

Great Cooler!!

Stephen N., Newegg
27 January 2010
  • Summary: I replaced my ZALMAN CNPS 7500 AlCu LED 110mm which idled at 42 degrees maxed out with Prime 95 at 60 degrees. Replaced thermal paste with Artic 5 -still could not get any lower. Read Mr Frosty cooler reviews and thought it was worth a try - called ThermalTake with some questions first - got a tech...
  • Pros: Easy to install on AM3 mobo (M4A79T) 955 BE Did not have to remove board - just factory clip and replace with themaltakes' clip COOLING IS GREAT
  • Cons: Fins bend easy large but does the job
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Overall 6
6.0

Temps OK

Lisa I., Newegg
26 December 2009
  • Pros: Keeps AMD 965 cool OC'd to 4.0Ghz. Looks sweet!
  • Cons: Fan dings heat fins when spooled up to high RPM
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Overall 10
10

2 Years... 2 CPU's later... 5 eggs!!!

Ritchy T., Newegg
18 December 2009
  • Summary: I've been using this since Dec. 2007. Two cpus later and still working like a champ. Phenom II 955 3.2Ghz at stock speeds running 31-33C idle, max load 48C but during gaming, averages around 44C. My room temps are around 68 to 72F.
  • Pros: Lower profile design. Blows towards MB and away towards ram. Lots of copper but chromed out. LED light is suttle. Quiet. Great temps for stock and overclocking.
  • Cons: Dated design. Round design can be tricky to get ram and wiring installed. Wish I could crank up fan speed higher :)
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Stuart P., Newegg
3 December 2009
  • Summary: My old CPU was an AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 5400+, which is what this cooled for me
  • Pros: Really Quite. I never heard it since the day I got it. Until my Mobo failed, this thing cooled my CPU very well as far as I know. I never really tested it, but from what I saw, it stabilized at around 35C, never tampering with the RPM.
  • Cons: This thing is pretty big. It covered half of my RAM in my old system, making my RAM a little hard to get to. But that's a very small complaint.
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Overall 10
10

Tt MaxOrb 120mm Cooler

James G., Newegg
30 June 2009
  • Summary: GA-MA790X-DS4 AMD 6400 3.2Ghz Black Ed. Tt CL P0369 Max Orb Win XP soon to do Win7 4.192GB RAM Vantec 80mm Tornado exhaust fan HIS/ATI Radeon 4890 1Gb PCI Express SeaGate 500GB HD HP 1140i DVD/R/RW ChiefMax 650W PSU upgrading to Thermaltake 850W soon
  • Pros: Blue LEDs, adjustable speed knob, Cools really well, has enough RPMs to make the temp go down from 80C to 60C or 175F to 158F. My CPU is a AMD Black 6400 3.2Ghz and it runs really hot and I am not even OC'ing it and this cooler stopped my overheating. Had to do BIO to turn off the alarm but I res...
  • Cons: Some fins were bent and the rounded fin sets had to be bent apart and all reset, at first the installation was kind of weird, but leave that wobbling gap there between the plate and the fan when you apply the fan and torque it down it stops wobbling. Instructions were a little hard to grasp, but ...
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Overall 10
10

shinny

Donald R., Newegg
7 May 2009
  • Summary: thermaltake soprano rs case two blue led fans (three fans total) thermaltake max orb gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H amd 5600+ 64x2 (not overclocked will use it to "practice" once i get the new one) 7gb or ddr2 667 ram (upgrading when i get the phenom II 955) two hdd' 1@250gb and the failing one at 400gb...
  • Pros: went in like butter! uhh kinda gross! looks good though i had to put my ear to the case to make sur i had a computer. this thing is amazinly more quiet than my stock cpu fan. crazy queit by day... shinny and blue by night.
  • Cons: nothing with the fan or heatsink really other than some of the thin "foils" were bent when it arrived. also not that this is new eggs fault but the next day i ordered this last shipment from new egg my hard drive started throwing errors. looks like i'll have to buy more stuff! (evil genuis laugh ...
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