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Thermaltake MaxOrb and V1 CPU coolers

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naokaji 16th August 2007, 12:38 Quote
i didnt really think that tt would ever dare to reuse the orb name:D just too many memories of the noise.... (which suddenly changed to silent with the appeareance of the god of noise (coolermaster hhc-001).... (srry.. got distracted by the past)

the v1 actually is a nice product.... cools good and still fits on "full" mainboards, not so sure about the orb though... not bad.. but not really better or different form the competition.
nice review.. cant wait for the other ones you promised
Bindibadgi 16th August 2007, 12:51 Quote
We've just got in the Tunic Tower, Thermalright 120, Freezer Pro 7 (I'm testing now actually) and a few others turned up this morning :)
MR BUNGLE 16th August 2007, 13:04 Quote
- Is that the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme you've got there Bindi?
Mankz 16th August 2007, 13:23 Quote
I didn't think thermaltae could do heatsinks.

Please Get a Tuniq Tower and a Themalright 120 Extreme in there Tim!
Bindibadgi 16th August 2007, 13:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by MR BUNGLE
- Is that the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme you've got there Bindi?

Might be

;)

Mankz - we might have both already...

EDIT: Added Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro to the results line-up.
capnPedro 16th August 2007, 13:50 Quote
As soon as I saw the MaxOrb, I thought that it looked like a beast of a cooler.

I wanna see how the Freezer 7 performs, as it's essentially the same as a Freezer64. I might actually end up replacing my cooler, as the MaxOrb looks like it might outperform it. Edit: What am I, a spazz? Damn you, faded out results!

Although, £30 is a lot of money compared to the (roughly) £13 I paid for a Freezer 64 Pro.

Edit: 2.5*. Meh, not really worth it.
Mother-Goose 16th August 2007, 13:56 Quote
Yay freezer 7 on the way, I was about to offer to buy you guys one

EDIT: Just seen that it is in there, now, why would you go for any of the others listed there? Freezer 7 is as good if not better than the majority of the other players, it's half (if not less) the price than most of the other tested coolers, and it is quiet, even on full pelt it is pretty quiet, certainly not audiable over 2 120mm case fans running flat out.
Bindibadgi 16th August 2007, 14:23 Quote
It's not that quiet. The MaxOrb and V1 on mid-low setting is extremely quiet in comparison but much, much louder if you turn it up full and the Freezer is still just a fraction of the price (like you said).

I'm not sure if we'll review the Freezer 7 Pro, in full, rather just give you the results for comparison.

EDIT: Full Freezer 7 Pro results added in the table.
Tim S 16th August 2007, 14:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
It's not that quiet. The MaxOrb and V1 on mid-low setting is extremely quiet in comparison but much, much louder if you turn it up full and the Freezer is still just a fraction of the price (like you said).

I'm not sure if we'll review the Freezer 7 Pro, in full, rather just give you the results for comparison.

EDIT: Full Freezer 7 Pro results added in the table.

It won the first heatsink grouptest we did last year, so I don't see the point in reviewing it again. The results are now there for comparison though. :)
proxess 16th August 2007, 14:46 Quote
Loved the U shaped motherboard.
Mother-Goose 16th August 2007, 15:05 Quote
Yep probably doesn't need another review, but I am glad you have got the results up for comparison.

@ bindi, I agree, it isn't silent, but my threshold for computer noise isn't that bad, if it is on, it'll make noise in my book, but not too much. And as you say, it isn't too loud full pelt either, and the price difference allows you to overlook that area (it did for me at least :))
fwalm 16th August 2007, 15:15 Quote
So in otherwords dont get one of these but istead this one - Full Freezer 7 Pro. Id say ill need one for what I have ordered.
Amon 16th August 2007, 15:35 Quote
That MaxOrb has a very high fin density, which is good, although very hard to clean with the heatpipes abundantly interleaving them. Looks like you guys bent a fin or two on the V1!
Mother-Goose 16th August 2007, 15:40 Quote
fwalm, basically the scythe ones are great, they are quiet and good at cooling, a bit of abugger to mount though.

However, the freezer 7 pro is half the price, cools just as well, is easier to mount and a little bit louder, but as I said earlier, I can hardly hear it lol
fwalm 16th August 2007, 15:40 Quote
Cheers Goose ill go for it then
Mother-Goose 16th August 2007, 16:20 Quote
I would! Go for some Artic Silver thermal paste to go with it as well :)
chrisb2e9 16th August 2007, 16:23 Quote
I love my maxorb. A lot of people complain about heat on the p5k deluxe but with the airflow on the orb it keeps the heatsinks nice and cool. and I crank the fan up to the max. Sure I can hear it but to be honest, its not that loud. I mean, the traffic on the street is louder than my fan so its not really that big of a deal. Of course I work next to a compressor site with a 20 foot fan at about 1500 rpm so maybe I'm just used to some real noise.
capnPedro 16th August 2007, 17:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mother-Gooser
I would! Go for some Artic Silver thermal paste to go with it as well :)

The paste that comes with it isn't half bad. It's either MX-1 or MX-2, right?
Pie_uk 16th August 2007, 18:51 Quote
whats the height of the orb?
Sparrowhawk 16th August 2007, 19:31 Quote
Is it just me, or does it the Max Orb look A LOT like the Zalman 7700?
I see someone is orange with Cu envy... :)
Ramble 16th August 2007, 23:20 Quote
They both look pretty darn nice, niver than other comparable heatsinks I think.
Are you going to do VGA coolers as well (and not just for those pesky 8800's), because I think people generally have less of an idea about VGA heatsinks so some numbers could be useful.
g3n3tiX 16th August 2007, 23:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindi
You'd have to be completely anal to find that a real problem
What's up with that kind of expression ? I lawled @ it.

You should specify the weight of each cooler, just to compare. (so we know the strain on the mobo when place upright.)
The max Orb looks great, but Cu instead of Al would be even better (thermal-wise, not looks)
Tim S 17th August 2007, 01:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pie_uk
whats the height of the orb?
Quote:
Originally Posted by g3n3tiX
You should specify the weight of each cooler, just to compare. (so we know the strain on the mobo when place upright.)
The max Orb looks great, but Cu instead of Al would be even better (thermal-wise, not looks)

Both are at the top of the first page of each heatsink's section of the review.
Krikkit 17th August 2007, 01:54 Quote
That MaxOrb looks like a great little 'sink - not too much of TT's ridiculous branding either, which is nice. Maybe they're catching on that no-one likes their mega-branding exercises...
completemadness 17th August 2007, 02:31 Quote
wow a thermaltake HS that actually performed ok, that makes a change
The orb does look pretty kewl to me though :D
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