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Thermaltake SpinQ
5.9 out of 10

Thermaltake SpinQ

Stylish Appearance - Classic Cylinder Heatsink and Spiral Alum Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Meh.

DiZzY, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • Summary: Works great. However, the mounting style straight up sucks. No back plate. It uses a push in type mounting with *plastic* push pins. Not that great for this heavy CPU.
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Overall 6
6.0

Color me unimpressed.

Jason S., Newegg
2 October 2012
  • Summary: I"m trying to keep my build as much Thermaltake as possible. If you're interested in the looks, it's fine. If you want optimal cooling, keep looking.
  • Pros: Cool looking. Functional. Unique. Easy to install on an AMD.
  • Cons: Slides after instalation. Blue light died after less than a year. Doesn't cool as well as other coolers in the same price range.
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Overall 6
6.0

Loud

Tamara R., Newegg
22 October 2011
  • Summary: Had to return it, as the main cable broke apart on install, and RMA to Thermaltake. New one works fine, but it's loud and it buzzes quite a bit. Have opened the case and it isn't the hard drive. The buzzing quite frankly sounds like a motorcycle or old vehicle, some days it drives me nuts.
  • Pros: Temps around 30 degrees Celsius in fall, 35 in summer. It works.
  • Cons: Big. Bulky. Pain in the behind to install. Hurts your hands. Once it's in, don't readjust it, or you might break the screws.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hard to install

Brian S., Newegg
10 September 2011
  • Summary: I really hope I dont have to take this out and put it back in. It does what it says, and gives your computer a performance look. Next time I will go with something else.
  • Pros: Is keeping the cpu cool, havent had a chance to test overclocking yet. Looks cool.
  • Cons: VERY hard to install, I almost had to remove my MB out of my computer cause I didnt think I was going to be able to get it in there. With the help of my girlfriend we were able to make it work, I dont know how bad it messed up my thermal paste tho. A bit bulky, it stands up pretty high off the mo...
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Overall 6
6.0

rra

Christy A., Newegg
9 March 2011
  • Summary: may just need to redo my thermal paste, but i started playing with 6,8 and 10 percent o.c. and runs past 60c on all 3
  • Pros: attractive, well built, sturdy, huge
  • Cons: doesnt cool well for me and doesnt cover the whole surface of the processor phenom 4 2.5ghz . hard to install, 30 mins
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Overall 6
6.0

It has some design flaws...

Thomas F., Newegg
19 February 2011
  • Summary: After a little over a year of service, the fan has died in mine. It's difficult to find a replacement due to the fact that it is a "squirrel cage" design of an odd size. It's going to be far easier for me to just buy a new cooler all together.
  • Pros: Looks good. Plenty of clearance for my Corsair Dominator Ram. Not too tall, it fits my case (Antec 1080AMG Plus SOHO). Better than the OEM AMD cooler.
  • Cons: In my opinion, its has 3 design flaws. 1) The fan is not replaceable because it's not a standard size or type. 2) The fan has a 3 pin connector, so I can not use the motherboards fan speed control. 3) Poor airflow design, It fights with then airflow of the case.
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Overall 6
6.0

It has some design flaws...

Thomas Ferguson, Amazon
19 February 2011
  • Summary: Pros: Looks good. Plenty of clearance for my Corsair Dominator Ram. Not too tall, it fits my case (Antec 1080AMG Plus SOHO) with Asus M3A78-T motherboard. Better than the OEM AMD cooler. Cons: In my opinion, its has 3 design flaws.
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Overall 6
6.0

love it if i can figure out how to instal it

Carla P., Newegg
3 February 2011
  • Pros: it looks good, done some research and says it is better than stock but i havent installed yet
  • Cons: putting this thing on my motherboard i cant figure out how to clip this to my processor lol
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad

Dennis E., Newegg
22 January 2011
  • Summary: Works good at keepin the temps down, but could take alot of time to get it fitting right. Very big, so make sure it will fit your case before you buy. If you have a phenom it might not cover the entire cpu. I guess now that i think of it, maybe its not the heatsinks fault, it could me the mobo.
  • Pros: keeps my Phenom II X4 940 cool! Looks cool and lights up blue.
  • Cons: Had fitment issues with my mobo(ASRock A780GXE/128M), had to use a piece of chewing gum wrapper(the foilpaper) to put in between the heatsink and clip otherwise i could (with little pressure) poke the heatsink with my finger and it would rotate. Once i figured out a way to make it fit tight, i fo...
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Overall 6
6.0

Loud

Elijah S., Newegg
12 January 2011
  • Summary: if you have a smaller case do not buy this cooler it is big.
  • Pros: keeps a I7 running around 29 degrees
  • Cons: runs loud, hard to install on certain motherboards.
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