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6.4 out of 10

Thermaltake SpinQ

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Overall 10

Thermaltake SpinQ CPU Cooler

24 March 2009
  • 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. The results from our tests show that the Thermaltake SpinQ competes very well against other impressive coolers such as the OCZ Gladiator Max, Enzotech Ultra-X and Xigmatech HDT-D1284. One thing I would like to mention.
  • 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?
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
4 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Thermaltake is a Taiwanese based company with its components in seven countries other than the US. They were established in 1999 which makes this year a decade of service to the PC community. Thermaltake supplies our community with a varied assortment of PC components. From cooling solutions, to power supplies, to case sound deadener; Thermaltake is there to answer most situations.
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Overall 10
Design 10
Overall quality 10
Installation 10
Compatibility 10
Appearance 8

Expert Review

25 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The cooler performed better that the Intel stock cooler with an Intel LGA1366 series, as it was expected. However, compared with other cpu coolers that cost lower, Thermaltake's solution gave an average performance. For example, when we overclocked the Intel processor at 3.60GHz, competitive products managed to keep the temperature up to 11 degrees C lower than the SpinQ. In most cases these coolers would cost you half the money you would spend for the SpinQ.
  • Cons: Performance doesn't keep up with the retail price and competition, The delicate waved fins should be handled with care, Cannot be upgraded using a second fan
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