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Thermaltake SpinQ CPU Cooler (Page 6)

Chad Sebring | Feb 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 19 secs time to read this page
Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Test Results

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.

Thermaltake SpinQ CPU Cooler

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.

Thermaltake SpinQ CPU Cooler

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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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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