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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 04 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA1366 Q2-2009
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Cooler Master Hyper N620
Kingwin XT-1264
Prolimatech Megahalems
Scythe Zipang 2
Thermaltake ISGC-300 CLP0539
Thermaltake ISGC-400
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Cooler Surface Preparations
Cooler Test Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
Overclocked Test Results
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best CPU Cooler Conclusion

Thermaltake ISGC-400

Nearly identical to the ISGC-300, the Thermaltake ISGC-400 is a horizontally orientated finsink cooler with six heat-pipe rods instead of only four. The same ISGC-series fan operates in complete silence, and utilizes saw-blade indentions to improve airflow by 15% while reducing noise 3%. Benchmark Reviews tests the Thermaltake ISGC-400 CLP0540 with both the included ISGC cooling fan and a single Yate Loon D12SH-12 (88 CFM @ 40 dbA) for comparison.

Six heat-pipe rods span out from a solid-copper polished contact base, and travel through the aluminum fin-sink unit. As of August 2009, the Thermaltake ISGC-400 CLP0540 was sold by several online retailers starting around $53.82. This pricing is slightly higher than the ISGC-300 which shares the exact same features but fewer heat-pipe rods.

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ISGC-400 Features:

- ISGC Fan Technology
The pure white 120mm VRFanTM which is designed by the Thermaltake to pursuit noiseless environment. Therefore Thermaltake design to reduce the turbulence and the friction between air and fan

- Hydro Dynamic Bearing (HDB) Technology
Improved fan operation stability and noise production for extended overall product durability

- The Ultimate Copper+ Base Architecture x 4 Heatpipes
Mirror Copper Base deliver 100% touch between CPU and Cooler. Meanwhile, 4 Cooper Heatpipes create the best heat transferring.

- Individual 33 Sawtooth Tower Fins
Thermaltake designs Tower Sawtooth onto the fins. With these sawtooth indentations, the cold air intake becomes smoother. The maximum cooling performance and noise is controlled thus can be optimized through 33 Sawtooth Tower Fins

CLP0540 Specifications

  • Compatibility:
    • Intel Socket LGA1366/LGA775
    • AMD Socket AM2+/AM2
  • Heatsink Dimensions:
    • 126(L) x 71(W) x 70(H) mm
    • 4.96(L) x 2.8"(W) x 2.76(H) in
  • Heatsink Material:
    • Aluminum Fins
    • Aluminum Extrusion Cover + Copper Base
    • Heatpipe Ø 6 mm x 6
  • Fan Dimension: 120 x 25 mm
  • Fan Speed: 800 ~ 1300 RPM
  • Bearing Type: Hydro Dynamic
  • Noise Level: 16 dBA
  • Max. Air Flow 58.3 CFM
  • Max. Air Pressure 1.4 mmH2O
  • Weight 697 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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# Backing platebruce h storm 2010-06-01 16:53
Hi

What was the backing plate you used on the Prolimatech Megahalem . Was it the Xigmatek ACK-I5361 Intel Core i7/Core i5 compatible Bracket Set or Xigmatek ACK-I5363 Intel Core i7/Core i5 compatible Bracket Set
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# RE: Backing plateOlin Coles 2010-06-01 17:45
The ProlimaTech Megahalems has its own backplate that comes with the heatsink, and is far superior to the Xigmatek versions. Take a look at the full review that's linked in this article.
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# Is the backplate required?Ben 2010-07-01 07:07
If I buy the Megahalems will I need the backplate if I'm going to use it on a 1366 Socket?
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# RE: Is the backplate required?Olin Coles 2010-07-01 07:08
The 1366 backplate is already included in the kit.
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# RE:Ben 2010-07-01 10:28
I mean will I have to use it or it will go on to the 1336 socket without the backplate?
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# RE: RE:Olin Coles 2010-07-01 10:37
You will need to use it... and I recommend that you read the full review here: benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=316
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