|Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 01 January 2009|
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Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508
Many months back we tested the copper Thermaltake V1 CL-0401 CPU cooler. While the V1 did well enough for itself, it was far away from matching the price to performance ratio that many other products have attained. Because of this, the V1 didn't fare well in our review and we called Thermaltake on their product design. Then Thermaltake went and amazed me with their Thermaltake V14Pro, which held the top position among stock CPU coolers in the Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q3 2008 article. So now they're back in the running, but this time Thermaltake saves a few dollars on production material and offers the aluminum V1 AX CL-P0508.
There are four uneven-length nickel-plated copper heat-pipe rods used on the Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508. The two longer heat-pipe rods span up to the top and then bend across, while the other two shorter rods get up to the midway point and drive across the heatsink fins. Despite the roundabout path, this design is very similar in principal to the "U" design of current heat-pipe coolers.
We received the Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508 CPU cooler with a push-pin mounting kit, which includes hardware for the AMD AM2/AM2+/939/754 and Intel LGA775/LGA1366 sockets. NewEgg sells the V1 AX for $59.99, which appears to be the standard price for nearly every cooler Thermaltake offers considering the full-copper CL-0401 version is also available $59.99.
Thermaltake V1 AX Features