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Thermaltake Crystal Orb Chipset Cooler
review by David, 24 June 2002

Introduction

Thermaltake is well known for their CPU and chipset cooling products built around the original Orb design pioneered by Hewlett Packard for use in servers a couple of years ago. Among the more notable orb style coolers by Thermaltake include the Golden Orb, the Chrome Orb and the Super Orb. Their line of GPU/chipset coolers include the Blue Orb and more recently, the Crystal Orb.

Established in 1998, Thermaltake has quickly risen as a respected leader in computer thermal solutions technology. Thermaltake has increasingly enjoyed the adoption of its thermal strategies by OEM & ODM companies worldwide. Their engineering staff are are well versed in airflow analysis, material conductivity and efficiency design. Thermaltake's unwavering devotion to quality and customer satisfaction has earned its products the approval of computer enthusiasts everywhere.

The Crystal Orb reviewed was provided by the kind folks at Pham Computer. The specs of the Crystal Orb are as follows:

  • P/N: A1178
  • Fan Dimension: 50x50x15 mm
  • Rated Voltage: 12V
  • Started Voltage: 7V
  • Rated Current: 0.16A(max.)
  • Power Input: 1.92W
  • FAN Speed: 5500±10% R.P.M
  • Air Pressure: 4.1mm–H2O
  • Max. Air Flow: 12.4CFM
  • Noise: 26.4dBa
  • Bearing Type: Ball Bearing
  • Lift Time: 50,000 Hours
  • Connector: 3Pin
  • Base Material: Copper Base with Nickel Plating

Lets take a closer look at the Orb itself.

A Closer Look >>


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