With the new cpu�s you need better coolers, Thermaltake have been one of the big manufacturers on this market for quite some time now. Most manufacturers have made cpu coolers with LEDS these days but Thermaltake have taken it a step further with their newest BlueOrb FX cpu cooler. Their leds are mounted on the fan blades and they show temperature and rpm of the cooler. How does it perform vs some other great performers? That is what we are here to find out today.
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Kenny Lin, Thermaltake CEO. Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd. started its core business based on our extensive knowledge of PC thermal management during the era where the area of performance CPU cooling was only exclusive for “overclockers” orPC enthusiasts. With the company’s initial launch of Orb coolers, it created waves of shocks and appraisals throughout the gaming and overclocking communities. Thermaltake quickly became the name gamers turn to when they need high-end and reliable thermal solutions.
With company’s core business of CPU cooling still growing at a vast rate, Thermaltake made another grand entry to the PC chassis industry. To date, Thermaltake has always been considered as the pioneering company that revolutionized the PC chassis industry with Xaser series enclosures. The typical and traditional beige and plastic front panel design was outdone by Xaser series chassis’s atypical gaming red and aluminum front panel. It was also the first enclosure available to public with Hardcano unti which provided users full control over computer’s thermal management system.
In the year 2002, Thermaltake announced Purepower line of power supply unti for the ever-growing power-hungry PCs. Purepower series PSU quickly gained recognition with its extensive warranty and high-reliability guaranty.
Today, Thermaltake has grown into a world-class company with state-of-the-art testing and R&D facility based in Taiwan along with 60+ engineers and ID team covering each application segment such as Liquid Cooling, Air Cooling, PC Enclosure and Power Supply for main-stream users, high-end solutions, system integrators and industrial applications; thus achieve Thermaltake’s company motto, ” COOLall YOUR LIFE ” !
Dimension: 140mm x 84mm
Heatsink: Aluminum core and 140 aluminum fins
Fan dimension: 112mm x 36.5mm
Rated voltage: 12V
Started voltage: 6V
Rated current: 0.45A
Power input: 5.40W
Fan speed: 1800RPM (+/- 10%)
Maximum air flow: 70CFM
Maximum air pressure: 1.8mmH2O
Fan life time: 50,000 hours
This new cooler comes in a nice box with a picture of the cooler on the side, and otherwise the box goes in the colors black and red. On the back you can read about the features and specifications this specific cooler has.
Inside you will find the cooler with a blue heatsink with a clear colored 112mm fan in the heatsink. You also get a small box which contains all mounting pieces for the different socket types this cooler supports.
You can use this on either Am2 or S775 motherboards and the mounting pieces are nicely packed in their own small zip lock bags so you can easily figure out which one you need by taking a quick look at the small manual included.
The cooler reminds of the older SuperOrb design Thermaltake had in the beginning when the cooler market really started blooming. This design has followed along on most of their coolers and they have worked quite well so it will be interesting to see if this heatsink will perform as good with its metal fins. The fins are not bendable therefore they are perfectly spaced. As I said they have mounted special leds on some fan blades, later in the review I will show you them in action.
The bottom core of the heatsink is covered by a plastic cover to prevent dents or scratches on the sensitive core part. By preventing scratches you maximize the heat transfer between the CPU and heatsink.
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