Thermaltake SpinQ (CL-P0466 ) Universal CPU cooler
Posted by: Dan on: 18.05.2009 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Like the majority of Thermaltakes coolers, the SpinQ is something else when it comes to design. Itíd look just at home in some industrial art gallery as it would your PC case. Using this cooler is sure to turn some heads when they see it in your PC as it looks like no other cooler out there.
Installation is simple thanks to the pushpin mounts used, and brackets for even socket LGA1336 make this cooler able to be widely used on just about any recent processor.
Itís easy to forget the size of the cooler when you are using it in a case as spacious as the TT Spedo, so if you are running a small case, you should check if it will fit before getting it.
I couldnít find any retailers stocking the SpinQ in the UK just yet, but over in the states it can be found for about $60 which in the tech currency exchange rate will probably equate to a £45-50 price bracket over here, which is a little on the high side considering that the Noctua we reviewed it against can be found for the same price.
Weighing up everything I think that people will still want to get this cooler based on looks alone. Its performance isnít too bad, and itís definitely something worth showing off.
The Thermaltake SpinQ Gets our Gold Award
- Looks Great
- Fairly quiet (on low speed)
- User adjustable fan speed
- Cooling falls behind similarly priced coolers
Reality Check: The Thermaltake SpinQ might not be the coolest or quietest cooler in itís price bracket, but the striking looks make it worth a consideration if you like to show off your PC
Reviewed by Dan
Thanks to Thermaltake for supplying the SpinQ for review