Summary: The design of the SpinQ VT is one of its most interesting features. With the cooling potential so close to other coolers, the design will become the deciding factor. While other coolers are sticking with the tower design (and there's nothing wrong with this), the SpinQ VT has a more unique shape.
Pros: » Great cooling, » Easy universal CPU installation, » High quality, » Just plain cool looking (ok, that's subjective)
Cons: » High price, » Short fan speed controller cable, » Nearly impossible to replace fan if it dies, » Red is the only choice for LED lighting
Excerpt: Thermaltake has been putting out quality products since 1999. Thermaltake has had its hands in everything from CPU and GPU coolers to cases and power supplies. Today we will be looking at Thermaltake’s update to their SpinQ cooler: the SpinQ VT.
Excerpt: That's right. We're taking a look at a new cooler, which is showing as much promise as the above coolers. This is the new version of the SpinQ, dubbed the SpinQ VT. The VT fins are not hanging at the end of the heat-pipes at a 90 degree angle, but stands tall and straight.
Summary: Thermaltake's SpinQ VT heatsink is undeniably unique, it's sculptural and nothing about its helical fin arrangement is unnecessarily complex. The SpinQ VT heatsink stands 162mm tall and is made from nickel plated aluminum fins soldered over six copper heatpipes, which are really three heatpipes...
Overall the Thermaltake SpinQ VT is a decent CPU cooler. It costs $20 cheaper (MSRP) than the original SpinQ and offers better performance. This cooler takes up a lot of vertical space in the case which may be a problem for some people, but on the other hand it takes up a lot less...
Summary: The SpinQ VT is one of the more unique looking coolers that we've tested in a while. Just like the original SpinQ, the SpinQ VT uses a different design than most coolers and the unique appearance might be enough for some users alone to make this cooler their next upgrade.
Pros: Good Performance, Unique Design, Easy Installation, Compatible with all recent CPU's
Summary: Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU cooler impressed us with its looks. It has a very unique and cool design, and will surely draw attention in any computer with a transparent side window. Its fan is also pretty quiet.
It performed well, although it is not a top-performing cooler.
Summary: Thermaltake’s SpinQ VT brought some differences to their original design. Different material and different structure. The tests show that it definitely can hold it’s own. With an overclocked CPU the temperature’s stayed in a low range.
Summary: The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is certainly an interesting-looking cooler. Similar in appearance to the original SpinQ, but with the cylinder of fins oriented vertically and a different colored fan LED.
Conclusion: Since we completed testing we tried out the Thermaltake SpinQ VT on our Intel i5 661 3.33GHz dual core CPU (newly acquired) and it does a killer job of keeping the i5 661 cool. We successfully overclocked the i5 661 to 4.3GHz with the SpinQ VT so it makes a real difference moving from hyperthreaded...