Date: December 7th, 2009
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
For example, the “sawtooth” design of the 33 aluminum fins is responsible for smoother airflow, improved cooling and reduced noise. While these claims are difficult to objectify in a review, cooling performance and observed noise levels can either support or oppose them. Six-6mm heatpipes are arranged across the fins to allow for maximum heat dispersion and the ‘pipes all originate…
…at the copper base. The highly polished surface is dead flat and there is ample evidence of solder here, promising maximum heat transfer. The finned aluminum superstructure above the base serves to support the cooler and features threaded holes for the mounting solutions. This feature could also serve to augment cooling performance, but I doubt that the effect would be significant.
Thirty-three aluminum fins are affixed to the ‘pipes with generous spacing to take advantage of the relatively low CFM airflow from the fan, and decorative black plastic caps cover the ends of the ‘pipes as they exit the finned area.
Thermaltake claims that the unusual fan blade design increases airflow while reducing noise. They also boast that the Hydro Dynamic Bearing reduces noise while increasing life expectancy. This fan will also start at seven volts,…
…allowing Thermaltake to incorporate a fan speed control into the design. This feature allows the user to adjust fan speed from a low of 800 RPM to a maximum of 1300 RPM with the turn of a knob. One will, however have to open the case to operate the control, as the lead is quite short. The fantail is sleeved in a black mesh material and terminates in a 3-pin connector.