Thermaltake V1 CPU CoolerMakaveli - June 3, 2007
Price: $59.99 USD
I’m extremely embarrassed…I’m a staff member on OverclockersClub.com and my system has never been overclocked. I know, it’s probably a crime against humanity, but I’m hoping to change all that today with Thermaltake’s new V1 CPU cooler. Could this dynamically shaped CPU cooler provide the cooling I need to achieve a decent overclock? Let’s find out.
Thermaltake is one of the most renowned names in the computer hardware industry. From cooling, to cases, to power supplies, everything Thermaltake makes has a standard of high quality. Will this V1 CPU cooler keep up to the high standard of Thermaltake products?
I’m not going to lie. Even from the outside of the box, this cooler reminds me of a clam. Thanks to the see-through box, you can already tell what the product inside looks like. The front of the box displays all the processor series and motherboard sockets for which this V1 cooler is compatible with. The back of the box has some close-up pictures of the cooler to give you an idea of what you’re about to experience. The sides of the box have the specifications of the cooler, as well as a few diagrams of how this cooler dissipates heat from your CPU.
Once you open the box, you’ll see the plastic which encases the cooler and a box of goodies. The plastic just needs to be pulled apart from the middle and it will open.
Now that we have the cooler out, let’s take a look at it. Notice how there are 4 different heat pipes; 2 large and 2 small. The large heat pipes run across the top of the cooler while the small heat pipes run across the bottom of the cooler. You can also see that the fan in between the copper fins is a ball bearing fan.
The side of the cooler allows you to see the stair-like cuts of the copper fins. The sides are connected by a copper piece with the Thermaltake logo etched into it.