Thermaltake V1 CPU CoolerMakaveli - June 3, 2007
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
- ASUS P5N32-SLi SE Deluxe Motherboard
- Mushkin XP2-6400 (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 Memory
- eVGA 7950GT KO Video Card
- XG Vortec 600watt Power Supply
- Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive
- Western Digital 160GB SATA 3.0GB/s Hard Drive
- Seagate 80GB IDE Hard Drive
- LG DVD-R DL Burner
- Windows XP Media Center 2005
- Turtle Beach Montego DDL Sound Card
- Enermax Uber Chakra ATX Full Tower Case
I am going to be comparing the Thermaltake V1 CPU cooler to Thermaltake’s MaxOrb CPU cooler and the Intel stock cooler. There are a few things I want to point out. First, the overclock I had the system at was 2.7GHz with a VCORE of 1.400. The reason it isn’t too significant is because I overclocked it the highest that the stock cooler could handle under load without crashing. Both the V1 and the MaxOrb have a fan control dial to turn the RPM of the fan from “Low” to “High”. My computer would crash when I tried to run load with the fan on “Low” for each cooler, so I only tested the “Low” settings for idle. I ran OCCT for 30 minutes to get the load for the CPU. I used Core Temp to get each core reading and then I averaged the cores together to get a temperature. All temperatures are in Celsius and lower is better in all tests.
Clearly, the V1 CPU cooler does much better than its competitors in all the tests. During testing, I noted the noise from the cooler. It was almost silent when the fan was on "Low" but when it's on "High", it is noticeable but not too loud, especially with a side panel on. Below are some pictures of the V1 and the MaxOrb next to each other so that you can get an idea for size, differences and similarities between the coolers.