TweakTown uses a different method for testing CPU heatsinks which allows for an even playing field across all product tests. We feel that by using the same ambient temperature and strict lab-like testing procedures we are able to accurately compare one product to another. More information on our testing procedure can be found in the T.E.C.C. article here.
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.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Thermaltake SpinQ]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Nintendo Switch owners can share game updates locally
- AMD teases 8K graphics workload on Radeon RX Vega
- AMD launches dual-GPU Radeon Pro Duo with 32GB of GDDR5
- Dawn of War III PC Steam deals are up to 25% off
- Colorful announces iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC
- AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G Review
- Intel Optane Memory 32GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
- ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 K6 USB 3.1/TB Issues
- HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse Review
- Hidrate Spark 2.0 Bluetooth Smart Bottle Review
- Nokia partners with Lucasfilm to deliver an immersive behind-the-scenes VR experience of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- New LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 bridges the port gap and delivers massive capacity to streamline creative workflows
- ENERMAX launches D.F. STORM, the 3500RPM fan featuring self-cleaning design
- Tenda unveils new USB 3.0 AC1300 wireless network adapter
- SAPPHIRE introduces new PULSE graphics card family