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Date: December 10th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH



AMD users get a backplate, two brackets and four mounting screws while…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


…Intel users will have to make do without a backplate. The user's guide provides illustrated instructions that will make installing the DuOrb as painless as possible so let's get to it.

 

PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING



Our testbed for this review consists of the following hardware installed in the test chassis pictured above.

  • DFI P35-T2RL Blood-Iron Motherboard

  • Intel Q6600 Kentsfield Core2Quad CPU

  • Western Digital WD800 hard drive

  • Western Digital WD6400 hard drive

  • Samsung SH-S203N DVD writer

  • Buffalo Firestix DDR2 RAM (2 X 1GB)

  • EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB graphics card

  • Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU



Prior to installing the mounting brackets, one should determine which orientation will provide the best fit for the particular motherboard and chassis at hand. For example, installing the cooler brackets like this will result in…



…the DuOrb looking like this. This is clearly not going to work in most cases. Switching the brackets to a “top-and-bottom” configuration will yield a much better result.

 

 


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