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Thermaltake CL-P0257 Blue orb II CPU Cooler for LGA775 & K8

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  • 1700 RPM
  • 77.85 CFM
  • Aluminum & Copper

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Keep your processor cool and add a bit of style to your desktop PC with Thermaltake's Blue Orb II heatsink-and-fan assembly. It's designed to work with both Intel LGA775 and AMD K8-based processors--including dual core models--thanks to the bundled universal adapter. A copper core allows for rapid heat transfer and increased thermal conductivity to the 140-fin aluminum circular heatsink.

Thermaltake's Radian Crotched Fin design provides increased air flow. The silent 120mm, blue-LED fan at the center of the heatsink pulls cooler air into the fins forcing heat out and away from the processor. The light also adds some flash to your system, perfect if you have a see-through side panel on your case.

  • newegg Pure Copper Core A pure copper core maximizes heat absorption and transfer for excellent cooling.
  • newegg Radian Crotched Fins The 140 radian crotched aluminum fins deliver superior air flow and maximize the cooler's heat dissipating surface area for peerless cooling performance!
  • newegg Blue Fan LEDs Blue LEDs provide brilliant illumination while the fan is in operation for eye-catching fun.
  • newegg Ultra Quiet The 120mm fan works at a nearly inaudible 17 dBA at 1700 rpm.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility As an all-in-one solution for PC systems, the Thermaltake CL-P0257 Blue orb II features broad compatibility with all AMD socket 754, 939, 940 and Intel LGA 775 platforms.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jeremy F.
  • 1/11/2013 8:41:54 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNothing else comes close

Pros: Quieter than fans that move half as much air. Sweet blue light.

Cons: Heavy and must apply a lot of pressure to install.

Other Thoughts: I wish, I wish, I hadn't killed that fish.

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  • Jason R.
  • 3/25/2012 10:36:35 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYEP

Pros: I've had this "weapon" since it came out, put in a couple of computers, but 2 years ago i had to put it away cus my new computer could take it. well now i have a newer computer, which ive had for about 3 days now. was sitting here earlier today and remember this thing in the garage, so i did some research and found that AM2 and AM3 and AM3+ bracketing is the same, so i decided to pull it out and give it a go... im running the AMD-FX6100 with this beast cooling it, my temps dropped from 40c to 13c with this blue orb 2, thats STAGGERING, granted im not overclocking or anything right now, but im amazed by this thing, its old and it can handle this 6 core with EASE

Cons: no cons yet, cooling a 6 core with ease and the blue goes with the inside of the case

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte 970a motherboard
AMD am3 FX-6100 processor
12gigs of ram
1 terabyte of drive space
temps at 13 degrees Celcius with this beast in there

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  • Ryan G.
  • 6/27/2011 9:05:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I worked very well, for 11 months. I'm not voiding CPU warranties or anything but I run a fairly warm computer, and, once the thermal paste set, it never overheated.

Cons: After 11 months the fan snapped off at the axle. I now have a wonderful heatsink without cooling. I'm not sure if it's a manufacturing defect or a design flaw, but I've got to recommend against this product.

Other Thoughts: Do we really need the LEDs? Some of us just want a moderately priced heatsink without making the vent holes glow blue.

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  • Tyler B.
  • 4/15/2011 3:34:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU cooler

Pros: Attractive, sturdy, Quiet and effective

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Picked this up open box from Newegg, and couldn't be happier. Worlds better than the stock AM2 fan, both in noise and in cooling capability. The whole system runs whisper quiet now, whereas before CPU heat would ramp up fans under load.

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  • James L.
  • 1/18/2011 8:21:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot that great

Pros: 33C when its idle
50C under load

Cons: Way too loud
No fan controller
Big so it will block things depending on case and components
The LGA clips are delicate I broke the screws into one and rendered it useless.

Other Thoughts: It does the job but i'm not too happy with it due to the crazy noise. I figured bigger fan less noise but thats not the case.

It also got in the way of my upper case fan in my Graphite 600T so had to get that removed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/7/2011 4:11:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed

Pros: quiet, blue led, dropped operating temps 4-6 celcius, moves a lot of air.

Cons: none with heatsink, directions are another matter. just lucky i could figure out what parts to use for amd proc. they're in the directions, but you have to decipher it.

Other Thoughts: by the time i went to order it, new egg was sold out. ordered from somewhere else. i was concerned about clearance with my NB, but cleared with room to spare.
i can see where mounting could be an issue, but took me 5 mins or so once mobo was out of case. just take your time.
everything else bought at the egg.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
CORSAIR XMS3 16GB DDR3 1333 (i way over did it)
WD Caviar Black 750GB
Win7 Professional 64 bit

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/2/2011 6:07:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent CPU Cooler

Pros: Solid copper core, very quiet 120mm fan, beautiful blue LED glow - not too bright, nor too dim, just perfect. Moves a very good amount of air, keeps all the processors I've installed this on very cool, two of which were very notorious for running hot. I currently have this sink installed on a Pentium D Presler 3.0GHz, a P4 Prescott 3.4GHz, and a Core2 Quad CPU (2.5 GHz I think).

Cons: NONE.

Other Thoughts: This is a very heavy unit, so making sure all the fasteners are tight is crucial. I've not had any issues with this cooler fitting on the three different motherboards I've installed this on (ASUS P5GDC Deluxe, ASUS P5B, and a Gigabyte Intel motherboard.) All three units are well over a year old now (one of them is pushing 3 years old) and all three still work just as well (and silently) as they did the day I installed them.

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  • James H.
  • 11/24/2010 3:39:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill works great

Pros: This fan has now seen 4 different processors, from an AMD Athlon 64X2 5600+, all the way to my current AMD Phenom 2 X2 550 (unlocked to 4 cores), and 2 different motherboards. It has kept every one of these chips cool, and does its job silently. If you need a fan for a media center that doesn't make any noise, yet does its job well, this will do it.

Cons: The heatsink is huge. It does not leave much room for ram clearance, and I have had some difficulty in the past changing ram out (corsair XMS DDR2 800's), if you are using ram with over sized heat spreaders, they likely won't fit underneath.

This fan also has the screws in a very awkward location to install it. Still, once installed, it seems very secure and the mounting has never failed me.

Other Thoughts: As mentioned above, this has been in use in my media center. It is currently running on an MSI 785 motherboard with an AMD 3.2Ghz quad core Phenom 2 and 4GB of DDR2 800. So far, this machine has been running 24/7 for over 4 years and never had a heat issue. Well worth it for similar applications.

I would NOT recommend this for overclocking though.

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  • Jeffrey W.
  • 10/27/2010 8:39:25 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat heatsink, but large

Pros: I bought this heatsink 4 1/2 years ago. Seriously. I was browsing parts for a new computer and found that the blue orb is still selling!! If anything, that right there should tell you it's a solid product that continues to sell well. I've been using a Pentium D dual-core at 3.2 Ghz since 2006 when I built my machine and installed this heatsink. It has done extremely well at keeping my CPU cool during that time.

Cons: Dust collects between the blue fins over time. This is only natural as I have had this heatsink for more than 4 years. I clean it by blowing between the fins periodically.

This heatsink is VERY large.. one of the largest I've seen as 6-year PC builder. You need to physically get a ruler out and use it to get a feel for how large this is, and whether it will fit on your mobo.

Installing the heatsink onto the mobo required a large amount of force. Getting one screw in is easy, but to get the other side of the heatsink to screw in required me to push extremely hard--so hard that I was afraid I might crack the mobo. This didn't seem natural, but such a firm fit has ensured that this heavy heatsink has stayed flush against my processor for the 4+ years it's been standing on its side in my case.

Other Thoughts: Installation screws on the heatsink could be a smidge longer.

If you remove a heatsink to swap out your processor, using rubbing alcohol on cotton swabs to swipe the silver thermal paste off.

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  • Sacha D.
  • 10/22/2010 6:07:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHUGE FAN+HEATSINK

Pros: Really efficient fan and heat-sink for the AMD X6 Thuban. Installed it on a few of those and keeps the CPU around 24C at 50% load (@ ~ 92W) and below 40C at full load (@ 140W).

Silent, surely makes less noise than the fan on your graphic board.

Comes with back plate and spacers for both Intel and AMD mobo/CPU combos.

Cons: It is HUGE & HEAVY. I installed one recently with an AMD mobo from ASUS.
Make sure you install your RAM DIMMS before you install the fan. If your RAM comes with heat spreaders that make your memory taller (5-8mm above the chip) then you better install these on the first two banks BEFORE installing the fan.
There will be only 1-2 mm clearance between the ram and the fan!

The spacers for the AMD Phenom II CPU are installed by default on the spacers for the Intel CPU. You need to unscrew them first and put them on the spacers for the AMD.

Other Thoughts: If it rattles, most likely you have the power cable for the CPU fan in the way. Just push it down a little and then you'll be fine.

It is a very good and efficient fan though, and not only for the noobs :)

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