Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler Review

by AkG     |     May 21, 2008

Thermaltake DuOrb CPU Cooler Review

Manufacturer Product Page: Thermaltake DuOrb For CPU P/N:CL-P0464
Product Number: CL-P0464
Availability: Now in US (soon in Canada)
Price: 65 USD
Warranty: 1 year

The wonderful world of computers; you simply gotta love it since it has to be one of the fastest -if not the fastest- evolving marketplaces in the world. It seems that every day some one or some company is bringing out a new idea (or even just a tweak on an old one) that makes our computers more efficient or more powerful. However, if there is one truism that seems to be the only constant in this ever changing ecosystem it is this: computers run hot, always have and probably always will. The more transistors we cram into a smaller and smaller space the more energy is lost to heat. Hopefully, one day we will solve this dilemma and our systems will be 100% energy efficient (though I highly doubt this day will come unless we get Quantum computers).

In the past we have reviewed numerous different CPU cooling solutions and as varied and different looking as they all were, they all had one thing in common: they either used only one fan or to install the second fan they had to become overly large. Today we will be looking at unique down-draft cooler that promises to be a change from the ordinary, as this CPU cooling solution not only comes with two fans as standard but promises to be no taller than a regular single fan cooling solution.

The DuOrb from Thermaltake is a down draft cooler that manages to cram two 80mm fans onto a package that is about the same height as your normal stock cooler. Yes, those wiley engineers at Thermaltake have been burning the midnight oil again to bring us another unique CPU cooling solution. Don't get this product mixed up with the similarly DuOrb GPU cooler since aside from the dual 80mm fans, it is a completely different product. Priced at around $65 USD and not yet available here in Canada, this cooler represents quite an investment of your hard-earned money. In this review we will take a good look at the DuOrb and see if itís different just for difference sake or if Thermaltake has another innovative solution on their hands. So without further ado letís get started!


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