With a company like Thermaltake we are used to seeing a unique take on things and normally at very affordable hits to our wallets. In our preview of their new cooler, the Jing, we are going to see yet another product from them that is both unique and budget friendly, but also accomplishes them with very little noise, hence the name of the cooler. For those not so brushed up on their Chinese to English translation, the word Jing means Silent. Along with this silence is the overall theme of being "green". As so elegantly stated at Computex, noise is part of the environment, so with the silent green fans it carries that idea into the finished product.
The basic idea behind the Jing is to take the Frio, which is based for performance, and make it silent. Accomplishing silence doesn't seem to be that easy to do, or every cooler made would already be this way. Thermaltake took the fans and re-engineered the blades and the speed of the fans to bring silence. With a push/pull setup out of the box, the exhausting fan is also engineered a bit differently than the intake fan to maximize airflow. Now, when I think silent coolers, the number one name that pops into my mind is Noctua. While some may not like their color scheme, they do offer some of the quietest fans available. If the Jing is anywhere near as silent, that is one heck of a starting point.
Today we will get a good look at what to expect from Thermaltake with the Jing, but in reality, this is an almost complete package. Via some e-mails back and forth since Computex, we have been given an early sneak peek at this cooler, but as you will see, some things aren't completely finished yet, but will be ready when the samples go to retail shelves. With that said, please note that this is a pre-release sample and therefore the final retail version may differ in some way(s).
If the temperatures are even competitive, Thermaltake will have a hot commodity on their hands. Let's delve into the specifics and features and then we can get a closer look at what the Jing brings to the table.