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The Thermaltake DuOrb does a really good job scaling between idle and full load. This is due to the mass of the cooler and the fans ability to move a great deal of air at full tilt. Cooling performance wise, the cooler is able to keep up with Thermaltake's Pro Water 850i cooler we looked at last week; very impressive.
By using dual 80mm fans, the DuOrb had the potential to be a noisy beast; yet Thermaltake resisted the urge to use aggressive fans making the DuOrb fairly quiet. I was surprised to see the cooler came in quieter than the Pro Water and the MaxOrb/MaxOrb EX we previously reviewed.
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