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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 01 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
CoolIT Domino ALC
GlacialTech UFO V51
Thermaltake SpinQ CL-P0466
Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508
Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ
Zalman CNPS9900 LED
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best of Q4 2008 Conclusion

Thermaltake SpinQ CL-P0466

Thermaltake, a company that has repeatedly designed outside the box, recently introduced the SpinQ CL-P0466 CPU cooler. Looking like nothing you've ever seen before, the SpinQ appears extremely intriguing.

The SpinQ is a complex arrangement of fifty wave-shaped aluminum disc fins, each being turned slightly in progression, joined to six nickel-plated copper heat-pipes. Each rod is spaced equidistant from the next, and all six meet side-by-side in the nickel-plated copper base.

An 80mm blower fan draws air into the center chamber of the CL-P0466, and then expels it out pasts holes between fins and heat-pipe rods. The Thermaltake SpinQ comes with a push-pin mounting kit, and adapts to the AMD AM2/AM2+/939/754 and Intel LGA775/LGA1366 sockets.

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The best price we found for the Thermaltake CL-P0466 among listed retailers was $54.99, which is decidedly better than the $79.99 list price, but nowhere near as appealing as the prices we've seen for our top-rated cooling product. NewEgg also offers the SpinQ for $59.99.

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SpinQ CL-P0466 Specifications

  • Heatsink Dimension: 121.63(L) x 90(W) x 151.85(H) mm
  • Heatsink Material: 50 Aluminum Fins w/ Copper Heatpipes & Base
  • Heatpipe Ø: 6 mm x 6
  • Fan Dimension Ø: 80 x 85 mm
  • Fan Speed: 1000 ~ 1600 RPM
  • Bearing Type: Sleeve
  • Noise Level: 19 ~ 28 dBA
  • Max. Air Flow: 86.5 CFM
  • Max. Air Pressure: 2.22 mmH2O
  • LED Fan: Blue LED
  • Power Connector: 3 Pin
  • Rated Voltage: 12 V
  • Started Voltage: 7 V
  • Rated Current: 0.45 A
  • Power Input: 5.4 W
  • MTBF: 50,000 Hours
  • Weight: 667 g

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About Thermaltake

Founded in 1999, Thermaltake Technology is the world leader in the supply of thermal management cooling solutions, high-end power supply and chassis for desktop PC and industrial application systems. Building on the strength of its people, products and extensive expertise in Thermal Management, Thermaltake raised the level of excellence on its Award Winning Purepower branded power supply as well as Xaser line of chassis. While mission-critical applications for Enterprises and ultimate video gaming experiences available for gaming enthusiasts all rely on today's cutting-edge PCs to deliver, high-end PC makers relies on Thermaltake to provide the most reliable power supply, the most thermally efficient chassis and cooling solutions.

Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd. started its core business based on our extensive knowledge of PC thermal management during the era where the area of performance CPU cooling was only exclusive for "overclockers" or PC enthusiasts. With the company's initial launch of Orb coolers, it created waves of shocks and appraisals throughout the gaming and overclocking communities. Thermaltake quickly became the name gamers turn to when they need high-end and reliable thermal solutions.

With company's core business of CPU cooling still growing at a vast rate, Thermaltake made another grand entry to the PC chassis industry. To date, Thermaltake has always been considered as the pioneering company that revolutionized the PC chassis industry with Xaser series enclosures. The typical and traditional beige and plastic front panel design was outdone by Xaser series chassis's atypical gaming red and aluminum front panel. It was also the first enclosure available to public with Hardcano unit which provided users full control over computer's thermal management system.

As a leader in Thermal Management, Thermaltake is the trusted supplier to many computer manufacturers providing Intel Validated and AMD Approved CPU coolers for today's high frequency and mainstream CPUs. At the pace of current technological advancement in multimedia application and multi-core processor, Thermal Management will become an evermore challenging task requiring innovative product design and reliable manufacturing process; a task that has made what Thermaltake is now and future.

In the year 2002, Thermaltake announced Purepower line of power supply unit for the ever-growing power-hungry PCs. Purepower series PSU quickly gained recognition with its extensive warranty and high-reliability guaranty. Today, Thermaltake has grown into a world-class company with state-of-the-art testing and R&D facility based in Taiwan along with 60+ engineers and ID team covering each application segment such as Liquid Cooling, Air Cooling, PC Enclosure and Power Supply for main-stream users, high-end solutions, system integrators and industrial applications; thus achieve Thermaltake 's company motto, " COOLall YOUR LIFE "!



 

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# RE: Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008SGT 2010-03-02 11:28
Used this for about 8 months and it started to leak around the pump area work well but in not up to the job in a long hall i replace it with a CORSAIR CWCH50 Hydro Water Cooler...and never look back
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# RE: Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008Michael 2010-07-01 22:55
I used it for 6 month, not so good especially at low speed fan. Once you increase the fan speed it becomes very noisy!
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# Good CPU Cooler BUT MOBO CooksGraham 2010-11-10 06:13
As with most replacement ccolers you have a trade off.With Sttandard cooler you have reduced cooling available for overclocking yet you still have the mobo components cooled by the same fan.With this cooler solution you get amazing cooling if maybee a little noisy when ramped up,I use it on a intel Quad 6600 running at almost 4gig (per core) overclock on a top end Lanpsrty Mobo.The Cpu runs idle at 28-30deg and Sressed when benchmarking at 48-50 so really good.The biggest problem is, even when used in a huge custom case with 2 x 250 mm case fans and three 120 rear fans (One of which adds pull action to the Radiator of the coolit) i have a major problem with the motherboard cooling sometimes hitting in excess of 60 deg which causes all sorts of issues. So to conclued it is a great product If your not doing extreem Overclocking. BUT i Intend to replace it with a Noctua NH-C12P SE14, AM2/AM3/775/1156/1366 which has a 140mm downward facing fan to keep the mobo temps under control.
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