Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler Reviewajmatson - May 15, 2008
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Once the DuOrb CPU cooler is removed all the way from the packaging, we can get a better look at it and its unique design. The Thermaltake DuOrb uses a non-traditional design for its cooler by branching off the heatsink into two sections and using two fans to cool it, resulting in maximum cooling efficiency. This downward branching design not only keeps the processor's temperature down, but also creates a down draft from the fans blowing air over the system memory, chipset, and voltage regulators. This maximizes your ability to push your system with the components operating at cooler temperatures. The base of the heatsink is an all copper design with six heatpipes leading to the copper fins. The smooth base allows for better contact with the processor, which means better heat transfer. The two fans are lit with a blue LED over the CPU area and a red LED for the fan over the memory area
The DuOrb uses many thin aluminum and copper fins to transfer heat into the airflow of the case. Two Thermaltake 80mm fans whisk the hot air away by providing a maximum 37.67CFM of airflow over the cooler and components, all while keeping the noise to a quiet 21dBA.
Now that we have had a chance to see the DuOrb cooler in all of its glory, let's move on to the testing phase.