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The Thermaltake SpinQ does a nice job of keeping the temperatures at bay. An idle temperature of 54.4° Celsius is at or about where the majority of these coolers read. The load temperature of 59.9° Celsius is a bit more impressive. While not the best performer on the list, it does only get bested by six other coolers on the list. This better than average performance puts another plus next to the SpinQ on my checklist.
The SpinQ at idle was humming along at 52db which is above the average by far, but in defense of the SpinQ the "blow fan" design is louder by nature than a standard square case fan. During load testing I could hear the SpinQ through the testing box which is 2" foam. Getting to the meter showed a 69dB rating; which isn't thunderous, but is a bit noisy. Again, not too bad considering the style of this cooler and there is the addition of the flood of blue LED lighting both in the cooler and across the motherboard. Another thing to note is that this cooler blasts the surrounding components in a good breeze by design. Keeping mosfets and other vital overclocking components cool can easily be addressed with this cooler.
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