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Thermaltake Releases V14 Pro CPU Cooler

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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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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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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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I read this was the Next Big Thing after the xigmatek ?
 

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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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Im just in awe of the purtiness.
 
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Damn i think i just found my new cooler.
 
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Works on my browser
 
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Works on mine too.
 
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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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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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I think it's ugly as hell.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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That would be retarted to feed my PSU hot cpu air.