I've used more than a few Thermaltake CPU coolers over the years; no surprise considering they've been in business since 1999. In fact my very first experience with their products was the Volcano 7, which I purchased specifically for overclocking based on recommendations from other users and the reputation of the Thermaltake name. Some years later I had the opportunity to try out the Golden Orb II, a revitalization of their original Golden Orb and a decent cooler in its own right. More recently I've reviewed one of their newest designs, the V1. It too is a decent performer, although extreme cooling isn't really its forte.
Today I'll be taking a look at another of their latest products, the Max Orb. Following the progression of orb coolers, from the Golden Orb II through the Blue Orb and Ruby Orb, the Max Orb represents yet another level of advancement in design for Thermaltake. This newest cooler gets two features not previously found on others in the Orb series: six radiant heatpipes and an adjustable speed fan. Will this help to propel the Max Orb to the top of the Thermaltake performance ladder? Join me as I aim to find out.