Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-17-2007
Provided by: Thermaltake
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Thermaltake has been around forever. Well okay, maybe not forever, but at least as long as I've been overclocking computers. 1999? Yup, a long time. Practically forever in computer years. It may have been the Golden Orb that got Thermaltake started but it was the Volcano 7+ that made them a household name, at least in households where Palomino chips danced to the tune of nearly 2 volts.

But a computer company can't afford to sit around on their laurels. In this industry you've got to be constantly developing,... innovating,... ideating,... er, no wait that's a commercial. Anyway, the point is Thermaltake didn't just stop there, they continued to come out with bigger and better things, expanding their product line to include power supplies, cases and even liquid cooling systems. Today I'll be taking a look at one of their latest designs, the V1 cooler.

The Thermaltake V1 is a copper base, copper heatpipe/fin CPU cooler compatible with Intel LGA775 and AMD 754/939/AM2 sockets. It has a strange sort of "flower" fin design that resembles something that could have come from the folks over at Zalman. Of course, copper isn't the lightest heatsink material, and the V1 weighs in at nearly 650 grams with fan. But does more mass necessarily mean better cooling?

Continue as we take a closer look at the Thermaltake V1.

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