Monday, October 13th 2008

Thermaltake Releases V14 Pro CPU Cooler

Thermaltake, famed of their variety in air cooler selection, has released another one of their best performing CPU coolers today, V14Pro. Claiming to have reached the highest cooling performance ever, the new V14Pro comes with the giant size 140mm fan, 6 copper heatpipes, and 98 extended copper fins. The spec along had shown its design focus on the satisfaction of extreme overclockers and gamers. V14Pro will support mainstream and certainly, most of the high performance processors (Intel LGA775 and AMD Socket AM2/AM2+).

V14Pro, the new ideal air cooler for gaming enthusiasts, is the extended designed of dual-VTM architecture from the award winning V1 cooler. The structural design of V14Pro had shown the obvious intention on breaking the cooling record: Pure copper construction for best effective heat conductivity and dissipation; 6 long heatpipes penetrating the beautiful fin packs for instant cooling effect; and the impossible to ignore 140mm fan in between the fin packs giving a final strong push to accelerate cooling process and maximum cooling performance.

Another unique design touch on V14Pro was its side flow design of all V1 series; this utilizes the surrounding cool system air to pass through the cooler for more effective cooling. And the special architecture designed for multi-directional air intake also attributes to the superb cooling performance that V14Pro delivers. VR FanTM control function for user freedom in fan speed selection is available as most Tt coolers are.
Apart from the fine cooling performance that can be easily expected from the study on the structure and material of V14Pro, the new cooler also exhibits a unique and subtle futuristic look that certainly catches the attention of us PC enthusiasts and overclockers. Find out more about Thermaltake’s new extreme CPU cooler: V14Pro here.
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28 Comments on Thermaltake Releases V14 Pro CPU Cooler

#1

This cooler is really big and will have some problems fitting in the case .
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#2
OnBoard
V1 was 637g, 120x25mm fan @ 1300-2000 RPM and 4x 6mm pipes.
V14Pro is 840g, 140x30mm fan @ 1000~1600 RPM and 6x 6mm pipes.

Not bad, but like wolf2009 said the top half of it might hit the PSU.

Just noticed it's push-pin, that stopped my interest in it :)
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#3

by: OnBoard

Not bad, but like wolf2009 said the top half of it might hit the PSU.
yup, as these guys found out

also the material of the fan is pretty flimsy and can break easily
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#4
The Witcher
why do they still make non DHT (Direct Heat pipe Touch) coolers ?
this is just stupid if it was DHT i bet it would be way more cooler and better:ohwell:
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#5
niko084
by: The Witcher
why don't they still make non DHT (Direct Heat pipe Touch) coolers ?
this is just stupid if it was DHT i bet it would be way more cooler and better:ohwell:
It has its ups and downs, the heat pipes get directly heated but you get gaps of surface area on your heatsink.
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#6
francis511
I read this was the Next Big Thing after the xigmatek ?
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#7
Necrofire
My V1 is running passive on a AMD 64 x2 6000+.

OH teh noes!! The temp rose to 50C whilst playing Crysis :eek:

The way mine's oriented, there's about 2 or 3 cm of space between it and the cpu, and about 0.3 cm between it and my gpu...

Although I do have to point out that I cut myself EVERY time I move this cooler:banghead:
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Im just in awe of the purtiness.
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#10
PP Mguire
Damn i think i just found my new cooler.
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#14
MopeyMartian
I have the original V1. It does a fine enough job (maxes at 50C on low) but I do have all the same complaints. I've had to reseat it several times and always get minor flesh-wounds. Almost had a pushpin break on me once.

The real issue I see here is that the V14 will start at ~$50 and if you're lucky Thermaltake will have a rebate bringing it to $30. 120mm Xigmateks start at $35 and can be found for $15 or less after rebates. It got one for my wife's PC and I've been tempted to swap ever since. :p
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#15
Pinchy
It does indeed have issues with the size of it.

I had to remove my side case fan as it wouldnt fit properly.

That being said, temps on it are awesome!
Sadly when it came to fitting the v14 Pro into our test case, we found the cooler was just too wide to fit into the case correctly orientated, with the cooling fan pointing exhausting toward the rear exhaust in the case
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/10/10/thermaltake-v14-pro/3



That is incorrect. Thermaltake specify correct installation is not vertical but rather, horizontal.
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#16
trt740
I think it's ugly as hell.
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#17
PP Mguire
Thermaltake specify correct installation is not vertical but rather, horizontal.
It would depend on the board. It would make more sense to have it vertical so the fans shoot the air out the back exaust fan like a Zalman cooler.
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#18
Pinchy
by: PP Mguire
It would depend on the board. It would make more sense to have it vertical so the fans shoot the air out the back exaust fan like a Zalman cooler.
Yep most coolers do have the fan pointing outwards to push the air straight out of the case.


I was just stating, according to the manual, it says to install it horizontally (probably because Thermaltake knew it wouldnt fit, so even though its not the "right" way, it technically is because they said so :p).


Hence, "correct orientation" for this cooler is horizontal, even though it may do better vertically.
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by: Pinchy



That is incorrect. Thermaltake specify correct installation is not vertical but rather, horizontal.
how can you mount it horizontally ?
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#20
Pinchy
by: wolf2009
how can you mount it horizontally ?
Just turn it 90 degrees and push the pins in :) lol.


edit: LOL just looking at the TT website and their "application view" image is mounted vertically :p.
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#21
blkhogan
by: trt740
I think it's ugly as hell.
+1 i agree
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#22

by: Pinchy
Just turn it 90 degrees and push the pins in :) lol.


edit: LOL just looking at the TT website and their "application view" image is mounted vertically :p.
oh that, i thought you meant like the horizontal coolers blowing air onto motherboard
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#23
Pinchy
by: wolf2009
oh that, i thought you meant like the horizontal coolers blowing air onto motherboard
Ah right...na just meant sideways.

In the manual I got, the image to follow for "installation" has it horizontally with the fan pushing air upwards (ie, towards the PSU)
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#24
PP Mguire
That would be retarted to feed my PSU hot cpu air.
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#25
OnBoard
And seems performance isn't there if it's mounted horizontally (doesn't fit). 4C more Delta T, compared to the other test where it was vertically. edit: Except with bottom mounted PSU cases this thing could be fine.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/10/10/thermaltake-v14-pro/4

Looking at this picture it's not wonder mounting it like this is bad for performance. Rear fans doesn't help one bit in cooling as the fins are blocking the hot air. What's worse it sucks the air out of the cooler, airflow must be real funky. Plus the added fact of making the PSU noisy with all the hot air pushed there, or flipping it 180degrees and pushing the hot air to GPU (and fighting the with PSU for the same intake air) :)
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