Summary: The Thermaltake SpinQ is a very unique design for a CPU heatsink. The spiral fins and squirrel-cage fan provide some extra airflow around the CPU socket, but not as much as a downward-facing heatsink.
Pros: Unique design, Good compatibility, Decent performance, Extra airflow around the CPU socket, Easy installation
Cons: Low mounting pressure, Non-standard fan can only be replaced by same fan, Noisy at full speed, High price tag
Summary: The Spin Q has definitely left its mark here at TechwareLabs. With it’s innovative design, fantastic looks, and its ability to cope very well under some thorough testing, the Spin Q will live on, here in the minds of everyone at TechwareLabs.
Conclusion: The Thermaltake SpinQ certainly has a stylish look about it and adds a little bling to the inside of your chassis and provided a little overclocking headroom. We managed to get to 3.2GHz on the Q6600 and stay under 70°C, which is our cutoff for CPU cooler testing in most cases.
Conclusion: One area we are unable to objectively evaluate is noise, as we lack the equipment to accurately measure the decibels produced by a heatsink. In the case of the SpinQ, we’d probably be out of luck even if we did have equipment: It wouldn’t be loud enough to register on most dB meters.
Pros: Very good performance., Quiet adjustable fan., Great accessories., Stylish design.
Cons: Less expensive units will outperform it., Fan rheostat wire is short.
Summary: It's safe to say that Thermaltake have produced a fine product here. From the quality build, and pleasing aesthetics, this cooler ticks all the boxes. Its slightly on the larger side, but hey, you get the performance out of it.
Pros: - Very good thermal performance, - Unique design, great looks, - 6 copper heatpipes, - Supports Intel LGA1366 via expansion clips, - Every quiet fan with LED, - VR-Fan control 1000 - 1500rpm, - 360 degrees of heat dissipation, - Easy to install
Cons: - Slightly on the large side - But thats down to preference., - Lots of pointy edges?
Excerpt: Thermaltake is a well recognized name to most PC enthusiasts. They have been offering an ever expanding product line of coolers, enclosures, power supplies, along with numerous other accessories for years.