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Themaltake SpinQ CPU Cooler Looks Wicked

Thermaltake has been around for as long as I can remember manufacturing CPU coolers like the Orb series, and cases like the ever so popular Armor line. This time we are looking at their newest offering to the cooling world, the SpinQ. Legit Reviews began posting pictures of the SpinQ back in August when the staff saw it at NVISION 08, so if it looks familiar to you on the site that might be why. Due to its cooling fin arrangement this cooler is one of the more visually interesting coolers I have looked at this year, but more on this in a moment. Let's take a quick look at the specifications for the SpinQ.
Features
  • Stylish Appearance: Classic Cylinder Heatsink and Spiral Aluminum Fins
  • Optimized Structure: 6 Copper Heatpipes, 80mm Blow Fan, Low Noise Performance, VRâ„¢ Fan Control
  • Smart Airflow Design: Integrated with System Fan, 360°Heat dissipation
Specifications
  • Model: CL-P0466
  • Compatibility:
    • Intel Socket LGA 775 : Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Pentium / Celeron D / Celeron
    • AMD Socket AM2 /AM2+ / 939 / 754: Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • Heatsink Dimension: 121.63mm x 90mm x 151.85mm
  • Heatsink Material: 50 Aluminum Fins + Copper Aluminum Base
  • Heatpipe: Ø 6mm x 6
  • Fan Dimension: Ø 80mm x 85 mm
  • Rated Voltage: 12 V
  • Started Voltage: 7 V
  • Fan Speed: 1000 ~ 1600 RPM
  • Power Input: 5.4 W
  • Rated Current: 0.45 A
  • Noise: 19 ~ 28dBA
  • Life Expectation: 50,000 Hours
  • Connector: 3 Pin
  • Weight: 667g
Packing
The SpinQ comes packaged so you can see the unique fin arrangement.
The side of the box has all the specifications and a nice diagram explaining how the cooler functions.
The cooler is held in snugly in place along with the accessory box inside a plastic clamshell.
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post #2 of 11
that's all kinds of quiet.
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Noise/CFM ratio of those fans is rather poor. Can't even replace the fan, not the best design ever.
    
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post #4 of 11
Dissapointing. Thermaltake really can push a high end cooler if they try, and this would've been the perfect time to push it. some DHT, lapping, better fan design, and this baby would've flown off the shelves.
    
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post #5 of 11
Looks innovative but people buy for performance, not innovation.
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
Looks innovative but people buy for performance, not innovation.
We buy for performance.

People who buy Thermaltake coolers buy what looks "cool".
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post #7 of 11
it's a shame, i wish it performed as well as it looks.
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post #8 of 11
This cooler is ancient. I remember seeing it a year ago.
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This cooler is ancient. I remember seeing it a year ago.
Really? I thought it just recently came out...sometime in October IIRC

Anyway, I think the problem with this is lack of surface area
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Really? I thought it just recently came out...sometime in October IIRC

Anyway, I think the problem with this is lack of surface area
Meh there have been a couple coolers designed like this. They never worked very good.
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