Mythological naming schemes are nothing new in the PC community as of late. A few companies have taken to this and are trying to continue building a virtual "cooling army" of mythological warriors and beasts. Titan is just one of those companies. And my last look at one of their products was when they had sampled the Fenrir CPU cooler. As I said then, I felt that Titan had hit the nail on the head with the Fenrir and did a great job of cooling my T.E.C.C. test bench.
Titan has again allowed me to sample another in their lineup, this time a cooler designed with the LGA1156 i5 and i7 processors in mind. The goal was to keep all the best attributes of the Fenrir cooler and reduce its overall size. The naming of this new cooler is based off the Old Norse name of Sköll. Depending on which myth you read, the name refers to either the wolf who chases the horse, which tows the chariot containing the sun across the sky. In another, the name refers to both Fenrir and or his son. Quite appropriate naming of the newest edition.
I'm referring to Titan's Skalli TTC-NC05TZ/NPW (RB) CPU cooler. As I mentioned earlier, the initial plan is to keep the ferocity of the Fenrir, but the Skalli is built on a smaller design overall. I realize off the bat that the Skalli isn't up to the Fenrir's abilities, but let's let the testing decide where the Skalli stands. Enough of the chatter, let's delve into what Titan has to offer us with the Skalli CPU cooler.