Building a strong rapport with quality products, Thermaltake is a common name amongst veteran computer enthusiasts. Featuring a broad product line from cases to cooling, Thermaltake is a powerhouse in the industry. As we transition from LGA775 to the newer LGA1366 standard, more companies are releasing Core i7 compatible products.
Today we take a look at one of Thermaltake's more recent offerings, the SpinQ CPU cooler. Boasting an original rotary fan design, fifty aluminum fins, and support for new Intel LGA1366 CPUs, the SpinQ is supposedly a "perfect combination of strength and aesthetics." Does it have what it takes to demolish the competition, or is just another cooler to relegate to the bargain bin? Stay with us and find out.
The SpinQ ships with a full featured accessory package, including brackets, manual, and even a tube of thermal paste. It emulates the mounting mechanism of the stock Intel cooler, using plastic push pins to mount the heatsink. While we prefer the torsional strength of using screws, the push pin design is great for those completing frequent installs, as it is both easy to install and take off without requiring a motherboard removal.