Thermaltake SpinQ CPU Cooler Review

First Look at the SpinQ

We’ve seen a lot of intricate cooling solutions, from large air-cooled units to liquid coolers to peltiers. Yet despite all the different companies that create these products, one name often comes to mind: Thermaltake. Thermaltake sent us a sample of one of their newest CPU coolers, the Thermaltake SpinQ CPU Cooler, that has a unique design Will this translate into better performance? That is the question we’re going to answer in this review.

About Thermaltake:
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We live in a world where most things seem to move at the speed of light. At Thermaltake, we feel the same way and that is exactly how Thermaltake conducts itself to deliver innovative, reliable and customer-centric solutions to the worldwide market.
Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.
Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.
With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake’s core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake’s strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.
Stylish Appearance
– Cylinder Heatsink and Spiral Aluminum Fins are absolutely a presentation of aesthetics.
– Eye-catching Scurve™ Blade Fan plus blue LED makes it unforgettable
Optimized Structure
– 50 waved aluminum fins, 6 copper heatpipes and generates efficient cooling performance
– Mirror coating copper base conducts heat effectively from CPU and gets more surfaces to dissipate the heat
Smart Airflow Design
– Integrated with the System to maximize the cooling performance
– VR™ Fan allows the users to adjust the fan speed according to their needs. It makes good cooling effect at low speed and generates minimum noise.
– Cylindrical Structure dissipates the hot air with 360
Heatsink Dimension   121.63(L) x 90(W) x 151.85(H) mm
Heatsink Material               50 Aluminum Fins w/ Copper Heatpipes & Base
Heatpipe                             Ø 6 mm x 6
Fan Dimension                   Ø 80 x 85 mm
Fan Speed                           1000 ~ 1600 RPM
Bearing Type                      Sleeve
Noise Level                                              19 ~ 28 dBA
Max. Air Flow                    86.5 CFM
Max. Air Pressure               2.22 mmH2O
LED Fan                             Blue LED
Power Connector        3 Pin
Rated Voltage                    12 V
Started Voltage                  7 V
Rated Current                     0.45 A
Power Input                                             5.4 W
MTBF                                 50,000 Hours
Weight                                667 g
The product:
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The Thermaltake SpinQ CPU cooler arrived in a colorful box undamaged from the manufacturer. The front of the box has a nice plastic window through which the CPU cooler can be seen, and the side and back has a list of specifications and features.
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Once opened, the box reveals the CPU cooler nicely nestled in a custom plastic mold. Along with the cooler itself, the package also comes with a couple of mounting brackets to adapt to different CPUs, screws, some thermal grease, and a set of instructions.

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