Ahh The SuperORB... giant among heatsinks
everywhere, round and strange in design, and holder of the best "price vs.
performance" title for a heatsink. The super orb is exactly like it's name, it
performs well in just about any configuration as long as you can fit it into your case! Being over 70mm
in height it is one of the tallest heatsinks to ever cross our path...
The ThermalTake Super Orb
- Dimensions: 70 x 70mm
- Dual fan design
- Fans: 12VDC, 0.2A, 5000RPM
- CFM: 25 & 17
- Noise: 34db
- Bearing type fans
- Extruded Aluminum form
- Milled base
- RPM monitor on both fans
- Comes with pass-thru cable and small amount of thermal compound
- Cost: $20 USD
- Manufacturer: www.thermaltake.com
Thermaltake has been around for awhile now, and have
managed to stake themselves out a very respectable place in the global heatsink
market. Their conical finned heatsinks first made waves back in the day with the
golden orb. Later versions; blue orb, chrome orb, etc... have all proven too
generate as much interest as cooling prowess. Other than size issues, it is rare
to find any review which doubts the price performance capabilities of these
round and finned heatsinks of unusual design.
The addition of a second fan has made the Super orb a hot
commodity, but can the addition of one little fan make a difference? To find out
we took our Orb for a test drive. However since the FEDEX guy had managed to
destroy the top fan, we tested our Superorb with just one fan. How did it do?
Could it compete with the likes of Coolermasters' dual heat pipe design, or
Kingcoolers' copper fins? Let's find out!