If the retail sample keeps all of the same attributes, Thermaltake is about to make a bigger name for themselves. They have always brought us innovative and less expensive options, but this time it's really up there with some of their best products ever. The Jing will not only please your ears, even under the toughest gaming sessions your PC can dish out, it isn't going to hit your wallet like most of the premium coolers on shelves currently. I love that I get very quiet operation, but Thermaltake is delivering great performance as well, while keeping below the good old magic $50 mark.
The new hardware is great. The mounting is solid for both AMD and Intel, where as with older coolers the old latch over the center left a bit to be desired. The foam line box is handy for keeping the spare parts and extra TIM handy for a later date. Most times it just floats freely in the box for my extra goods and I know a lot of you don't keep the boxes long, and guess what; there goes your optional hardware. Cleaning and maintaining the Jing is made simple as well. To get the fans and shrouds off, there are no tools needed. Four clips hold each fan and four clips hold on each shroud. Just a bit of time and some compressed air and cleaning can be handled in just a few short minutes.
I wish I could tell you when to expect the Jing, but I am still in the dark on a final date for release. With the numbers I got during testing, all I can say is, get used to the color green in your case. If you are in the market for a silent cooler, you should look to the Jing. If you are in the market for a silent cooler that can handle its own weight with the big boys, the Jing is still your answer. The best fact is that even though you are getting some of the top end performances, it isn't going to set you back $100 or even $80 like some premium coolers on the list. The Thermaltake Jing is only going to set you back roughly $50 before shipping. I guess sometimes in life you can have your cake and eat it, too!
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