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Thermaltake has been around for many years, creating heatsinks for nearly every market imaginable. Thermaltake's first claim to fame was the Golden Orb, a unique cooler that set the computing world on its ear. Thermaltake has not stopped there, and they are still inventing challenging new designs. Today we take a look at highly awarded SpinQ and see what it has to offer.

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Nice review, I've seen this cooler advertised and on newegg specials a few times and always wondered about it. It does look unique, too bad it was rather lack luster in the performance department.
 
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great review, lame product
 

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wow this is definitely one of the lower ratings, if not the lowest, for this product!
 
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That only shows why thermaltake has sunk so low in OCer's esteem.
 
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The temps in the review are crazy high compared to my setup. I have this cooler on one of my crunchers and the Phenom 9950 only hits 35c under 100% load. I got this cooler for 30 bucks and I believe it was worth it, but not worth the retail price of $60.
 
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Phenom is more "cooler" friendly. My Megashadow (Megahalem black) dont even feel Phenom heating.. but it has quite harder time managing heat output of i7.

TT sux, I guess that everyone whos bit interested in HW know that.. for last 5 yrs or so I havent seen single thing from them that I would like to have..

Its just all-glitter and sh*t inside (TT trademark).
 
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I just got this cooler less then a few wks ago and i think it works great, i idle at 30c and looking today after playing bc2 for a few hrs i didnt go above 49c at 3.6ghz and thats with it being warm in here
 
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I just got this cooler less then a few wks ago and i think it works great, i idle at 30c and looking today after playing bc2 for a few hrs i didnt go above 49c at 3.6ghz and thats with it being warm in here
I assume you have voltage of CPU at stock setting.. or only tiny bit higher.
 

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Keep in mind..

"Load" temps in the review represents 100% load and therefor 100% max temp. The temperature is not measured until the cooler is fully saturated with its heat load at each clock speed.

I am sure that the cooler would perform similar to your findings if i had tested it only while playing a game.
 
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Yea I almost forget that today games are using very low amount of CPU power. My i7 most time can sit in idle without performace loss. :D (around 50% on one core? lol..)
 
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This has been out waaaaaay too long and just now being reviewed. I requested it along time ago :)


Edit: November of 2008 is when I suggested/requested it reviewed:

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=74605
Well, there are other pages, some much more about cooling products than this page. So if you wanted to know how good (bad) it is, you could read it somewhere else..

I seriously wonder, who can expect good performace from TT products today.. maybe someone who stayed under rock for 5 last yrs (or maybe more.. my last TT product is 8 yrs old).
 

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I thought Thermaltake did an upgrade to this cooler? Oh they did, it is a tower looking deal.
 

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Saw this review last night. Great job. Crap cooler ::shadedshu
 

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a friend of mine won a spinQ at a lan, pretty good upgrade from an old Ruby Orb. the spinQ keeps his oced q6600 good and cool... not sure that it would compete against ultra 120s and such, as the review suggests.
 
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I was so expecting to be surprised with a TT product that really preformed well.

Once again, a great design idea, but no delivery where it counts. Bummer.
 

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This might work better with a thinner compound, or if someone was able to come up with a better mounting method. Still a bit overpriced.
 

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This might work better with a thinner compound, or if someone was able to come up with a better mounting method. Still a bit overpriced.
I'm willing to bet it would do a lot better with a bolt thru setup.
 

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Just needs someone to grab a nice, thick piece of metal, cut out a hole big enough for the base to slide through. Probably can use a S775 backplate (like one from a waterblock) to make the basic design and make sure the holes line up.
 

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Just needs someone to grab a nice, thick piece of metal, cut out a hole big enough for the base to slide through. Probably can use a S775 backplate (like one from a waterblock) to make the basic design and make sure the holes line up.
Don't even have to go that far, just rip the plastic push pins out of the standard mount, use the backplate and screws/springs from this, and maybe a few washers from the hardware store if the holes in the standard mounts are too big for the screws.
 

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I think the metal on the brackets might be a little too thin, too. That's why I suggested the thicker metal.
 

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I think the metal on the brackets might be a little too thin, too. That's why I suggested the thicker metal.
Ah, could be a possibility. I've never actually used any of the thermaltake pushpin mounts, but most 775 pushpin mounts are plenty strong, it is the pushpins themselves where the weakness comes from. The metal is actually pretty thick, and the indents on the curves make it even stiffer.
 
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those temps are pretty bad compared to my xiggy and the price is a lot. go xiggy!:rockout:
 
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