Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooler
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-17-2007
Provided by: Thermaltake
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Exterior

The Thermaltake V1 comes in a full color retail box with plastic insert and window that shows off all that shiny copper. Besides the cooler itself, the accessory box contains a multi-language instruction sheet, a packet of thermal paste and the Intel/AMD clips. Both mounting systems make use of the stock retention module.



There are two banks of fins with a 110mm fan sandwiched in between. Air is drawn in through the one set of fins and blown out through the other side. The fan is naked, it has no frame but instead mounts to a vertical support bar that keeps it centered between the fins. Four heatpipes connect the fins to the base and appear to be soldered where they pass through each blade. The heatpipes seem somewhat small compared to the size of the fins, certainly they're not as big as those used on other coolers I've reviewed recently.



The base still bears slight ridges from the machining process and does not cast a smooth reflection. This does not necessarily hurt performance however, as we've seen before with other manufacturers coolers, but it is a bit contradictory as Thermaltake's product page mentions a "mirror coating base". The V1 has two short leads, one three-pin connector for the fan and one rheostat control for the fan speed. This allows the fan to be run anywhere from seven to twelve volts or 1300-2000rpm. Thermaltake rates the fan at a max of 86cfm and a variable sound output level from 16-24dB.



Continue ahead to installation.


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