Thermaltake DuOrb CPU / Memory Cooler
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 04-14-2008
Provided by: Thermaltake
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Introduction

Four months ago Shawn reviewed a product from Thermaltake called the DuOrb VGA Cooler. As the name suggests, this product makes use of two of Thermaltake's orb design coolers, each connected to the base via a single copper heatpipe which runs the circumference of the thin copper fins. While cooling benefits were only marginally better than the stock configuration, Shawn mentioned how he did like the looks of the DuOrb and how well it fit in his system. The twin 80mm blue LED fans do look quite impressive mounted on a full length video card such as the 8800GTX.


Thermaltake has now carried that same patented design over into the processor realm with its DuOrb CPU Cooler. Utilizing twin 80mm fans just as the VGA Cooler did, this time surrounded by six copper heatpipes rather than two and both an inner aluminum fin and outer copper fin configuration, the DuOrb CPU Cooler takes advantage of the wide wingspan of the DuOrb design to cool not only the processor but also the memory and surrounding socket area. Unlike other Orb CPU coolers in Thermaltake's lineup, the DuOrb offers only a single speed setting, spinning the dual fans at just 2,000rpm, producing 37cfm each with just 21dBA of noise. The whole contraption weighs in at just under 600 grams, surprisingly light for its apparent size and mass.

Can the DuOrb CPU Cooler handle the thermal load of today's hottest processors? Join us as we aim to find out!


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