|Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA1366 Q2-2009|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 05 August 2009|
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Thermaltake has a reputation for producing unique cooling products using unorthodox design methods. The Thermaltake V14 Pro CL-P0471 was the last cooler Benchmark Reviews tested for our 'Best CPU Cooler Performance' series, and we were taken back by the excellent performance. Once again, Tt has returned with the extraordinary, but instead of shaping a new cooler, it is the fan that's different.
The ISGC series takes advantage of a completely-silent cooling fan that utilizes saw-blade indentions to improve airflow by 15% while reducing noise 3%. In our tests, the ISGC was so quiet that we were forced to visually check that the fan was spinning. Conversely, the ISGC fan still performed quite well for a silent fan. Benchmark Reviews tests the Thermaltake ISGC-300 CLP0539 with both the included ISGC cooling fan and a single Yate Loon D12SH-12 (88 CFM @ 40 dbA) for comparison.
Four heat-pipe rods span through a solid-copper polished base, with eight tips cooled by the aluminum fin-sink unit. As of August 2009, the Thermaltake ISGC-300 CLP0539 was sold by several online retailers starting around $49.99. Similar 'silent' coolers sell for nearly the same price, or more.
- ISGC Fan Technology
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 "!