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Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:12 am

Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

The Thermaltake DuOrb CPU cooler is by far one of the most interesting looking CPU coolers on the market today. With a true Dual-Flow design it uses the system air flow to cool down surrounding temperatures and helps dissipate the heat of CPU, RAM, VRM, North Bridge, and the back of VGA card. The Thermaltake DuOrb CPU cooler gets testing on an Intel Core 2 Quad today, so read on to see if this new offering from Thermaltake can live up to its heritage.

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The Thermaltake DuOrb is a sharp looking, well performing cooler that should fit in just about any mid tower and up, and some mini towers. At the $65 price point this could be considered a high-end air cooler. It’s quiet, light weight, good looking, and a breeze to install. It kept up with the NV-120 really well, which says lot for the cooler.


Article Title: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/688/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $64.99 plus shipping
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Re: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby FZ1 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:02 am

How was the sound compared to the other coolers (subjectively)?
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Re: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby bubba » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:25 am

Not as quiet as the Noctua but quieter than the NV-120.
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Re: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby Gameros » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:32 am

Since you mentioned the DuOrb is half the height of the NV-120, can you tell if it will fit into the QPack2 mini case? Cooling the CPU has been the only thing holding me back from going that route.
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Re: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby bubba » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:51 am

Sorry, can't say for sure as I don't have or physically seen a QPack case before. Looking at the images on Apiva's site it look like the cross brace supporting the hard drives may interfere. Without knowing that measurement there is no way to be sure.

If some one has a Qpack and can measure off the top of their board to the brace we can say for sure.
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Re: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby martini161 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:05 pm

nice review! that cooler series seems pretty nice, there 8800 series graphic cooler made out of that design performs very well i hear. id consider getting one of these as a backup or something, but i dont think it would clear my ram, i have corsair with the DHX sinks on em.
found a typo though
To test the DuOrb cooler we ran it on our Intel Core 2 Duo test platform, which was then run at default and overclocked settings.

sorry but i have OCD about stuff like that
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Re: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby little_tea_pot » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:55 pm

I have an Xpack2 with a Blue Orb 2 and the hight is a tight fit @ 66mm I'm not sure if the DuOrb will fit @ 86mm.


*edit* It will fit up to 76mm hight according to Apevia's manual. (On the last couple of pages)
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Re: Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler

Postby Gameros » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:09 am

little_tea_pot wrote:I have an Xpack2 with a Blue Orb 2 and the hight is a tight fit @ 66mm I'm not sure if the DuOrb will fit @ 86mm.

*edit* It will fit up to 76mm hight according to Apevia's manual. (On the last couple of pages)


Thank you. Seems my plot to get a overclocked Xpack2 have been foiled again.
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