Summary: Both fans we've tested today have performed very well, and thanks to engineering improvements found in both fans, the noise and airflow are much better than previous fans from both companies have been. Just when you thought that there wasn't anything new in the case fan world, companies like Noctua and Thermaltake prove you wrong.
Pros: Excellent Performance, Improved Design, Easy Fan Speed Adjustment, Good Value, Excellent Performance, Improved Design and Performance, Good Value, Extra Long Lifespan (~150,000 Hours)
Summary: ISGC Fan Overview
At first glance you may think that the ISGC fan is just like other fans, but upon further inspection you can see that the design is totally different. The fan blades have a more oval design and there is a small indent on the end of each blade. This design is patented by Thermaltake and is supposed to reduce total noise by 3% and increase airflow by 15%.
Summary: Thermaltake has a great reputation in the cooling industry, and the V1 is a good example why. The V1 didn't set any cooling records, but it wasn't more than a couple degrees off in most tests.
Pros: Good Performance, Easy Installation, High Quality Construction
Summary: The Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler proved to be quite a challenge with the installation however the results of the performance testing made it more than worth it. When installing the V1 be sure to take note of the heat pipe location, one side sticks out further than the other. Also, be aware of the fans orientation. If mounted properly the heat pipes and fan should be fine. The last thing to be aware of is that the blades of the fan aren’t hitting anything.
Excerpt: In our last test session we made a run with the Thermaltake MaxOrb and found that it performed better than any of the other coolers we have tested thus far. Today we will be taking a look at another Thermaltake product that is sure to rock our testing charts.
Summary: The Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler has style, elegance, and blue LED’s. Mmm… Blue LED’s… It’s built with such style and artistic flair that it almost looks better just sitting on your mantle. Initially, we were concerned with the performance of such a “pretty” heatsink. However, based on the numbers we gathered from our testing, the cooler definitely beats up a stock AMD cooler, making it worth coveting if you are looking for something that is just a little different from...
Summary: I'll be comparing the performance of the Thermaltake V1 to the stock AMD heatsink at stock speeds and various levels of overclock. Stock coolers are usually adequate at keeping temps under control at stock speed and voltage, however it's when increasing speed and especially voltage that much higher demands are placed on CPU cooling. To monitor CPU temperature I used a utility called CoreTemp.
Summary: First of all, with the great new looking “V” layout, the Thermaltake V1 brings a unique stylish design which looks to be a good choice mainly for enthusiast users.
The Thermaltake V1 proved to have superb air cooler performance combined with quiet operation. The ability of change the rotational fan speed from 1300~2000 RPM makes it easy to set for noiseless operation.
Pros: Universal platform (Intel LGA775, AMD 754/939/AM2), Easy installation, Design and looks; nice blue LED on fan, Solid performance
Conclusion: The Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler not only looks great but performs extremely well. The V1 just goes to show that sometimes bigger is better, and the V1 is a big CPU cooler by any standards. The V1 is an exceptional choice for those looking for a good looking and great performing CPU cooler.