Thermaltake has taken their V-Series cooler to the next level with the V14 Pro. Not only is the new cooler quieter than the previous version, but it cools better. Both coolers appear the same when not next to each other but when together it is clear that the V14 Pro is significantly larger.
The jury is still out on the price of the new V14 Pro since it is technically not available yet and for that matter it isn't even listed on Thermaltake's website. Retail products should show up in the next thirty days or so and with Thermaltake's extensive list of retail and e-tail partners you will be able to purchase the new V14 Pro with ease.
When it comes to performance, the new V14 Pro allows the user to choose the amount of cooling required for the application. Our T.E.C.C. system is based off of an overclocked Kentsfield processor, but with the newer Intel processors running much cooler you are able to dial down the fan a great deal to reduce acoustics and not see much of a temperature increase.
To set it straight, when it comes down to it, if I was in a retail store and trying to choose between the Thermaltake MaxOrb EX and the new V14 Pro, I think I would go for the MaxOrb EX if it fit on my motherboard. The V14 Pro is a better choice for those using motherboards with large north bridge heatsinks since the cooler is taller, but the taller a cooler is the further heat has to travel to be cooled.