|Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler CLP0574|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Wednesday, 16 February 2011|
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Closer Look: Thermaltake Jing
The Jing's box is pretty standard: a nice photo of the cooler on the front, technical specifications on the sides and back. The front of the box notes that the cooler is allegedly capable of dissipating up to 200 watts of heat. This sounds like a lot (and it is, really), but an overclocked Core i7-950 can easily pull this much power.
Inside the box are the cooler and its accessory pack. The latter is unusual in that it's a contoured foam box with each piece placed neatly in a labeled cutout, rather than simply a plastic bag full of loose parts. The plastic universal backplate which normally sits just under the lid of this box has been removed to show the other parts.
The cooler itself is a fairly common design: a stack of fins, pierced by heat pipes, with two fans in a push-pull arrangement. The fans themselves are an unusual open-frame design unique to this cooler. Each fan is rated at 42CFM.
The fans snap onto plastic frames which are themselves removable, but the clip mechanism won't work with standard 120mm fans because the rim of the plastic frame of most fans is too thick to fit under the snap. This could be corrected with a file or Dremel tool, of course, but does make replacing or upgrading the fans difficult. The fan mounting frames have vibration-damping elastomer pads for the fans to rest on.
The nickel-plated copper base is flat and has a mirror finish.
In the next section I'll take a closer look at the Jing and its mounting mechanism.