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Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan CL-P0401

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  • 1300 - 2000 RPM
  • 86.5 CFM
  • Copper Base & Copper Fin

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As CPU processing power increases, so does the need to remove the damaging heat that increased power generates. Nowhere is this more apparent than with overclocked processorsrunning beyond their original specifications. This case is Intel Socket LGA775 or AMD Socket AM2/939/754), and now Intel Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme Edition Ready! The last thing a computer enthusiast wants when designing their machine, though, is to cap it off with an ugly cooler.

Thermaltake has long led the pack in CPU cooling, with many of its cooling strategies being adopted by others. They develop breakthrough, supremely functional designs with an extra element of style. Its all-copper construction provides maximum efficiency in conducting damaging heat away from the CPU. A group of four heatpipes draw heat upward from the mirror-finished base which lies in perfect contact with the chip.

The array of dissipation fins enables the 110mm fan to easily move 86.5CFM at 2000RPM by creating multiple air intake points. The speed can be adjusted to balance the cooling performance and the already low 24dBA noise level. The blue LED lights within the fan add a stylish glow against the copper surfaces enhancing the appearance of your system.

  • newegg Superior Heat Dissipation and Cooling Performance Four innovatively-designed copper heatpipes and high-density copper fins maximize heat transfer and dissipation. Plus a 110mm, 2000RPM cooling fan delivers an air flow of up to 86.5 CFM for exceptional cooling performance.
  • newegg Adjustable Fan Speed The Thermaltake V1 CL-P0401 features a VR fan controller so you can fine tune the fan speeds for the optimum balance between cooling performance and noise level.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility The Thermaltake V1 CL-P0401 features broad compatibility with AMD socket 754, 939 and AM2 platforms, as well as the Intel LGA 775 platform.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Romaric M.
  • 8/14/2015 8:20:26 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsok

Pros: Efficient

Cons: difficult to fix on my motherboard due to poor design of handling clips.

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  • Skyler S.
  • 6/19/2015 4:07:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your time

Pros: Cool looking design with an added LED fan

Cons: Does not keep my FX 8350 cool at all. Overheats in 10 minutes using Prime 95 at stock voltage (4.0ghz) Will even overheat playing somewhat intensive games.

Other Thoughts: I re-applied the thermal paste multiple times and even had the fan on max RPM's, cpu would still reach 70C plus temps and poop out. Save your time and money, buy a close loop water cooler.

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  • Michael G.
  • 5/31/2015 8:23:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat bargain cooler, especially with minor modifications

Pros: Great temps under load
High quality copper
Quiet fan
Works with AM3/+ even though it's not listed

Cons: Average idle temps
Easy to damage for n00bs
Bad heat transfer from base slug to pipes * (full explanation in details)

Other Thoughts: This is a discontinued product, but can still be found on many sites, including that famous auction site. It's honestly a great bargain if you're willing to do just the tiniest bit of work, and in this case will cool even high performance processors.

I'm running this cooler now on a mildly overclocked AMD FX 8350 (8 cores, 4.0GHz stock, AM3+), and it works like a champ. No, the packaging does not list AM3/+, but those sockets have the same mobo footprint as AM2, which is officially supported, so it works just fine for this line of processors.

The short of it is that this is an almost all copper traditional radiator-style cooler with a built-in fan. The fan is lit by blue LEDs (bright but not obnoxious) and is appropriately quiet, especially if controlled by the temp sensor on the motherboard (it works well enough that I didn't even hook it to my fan controller...the mobo has been doing a fine job).

Here's where things get a bit dicey, though. In typical Thermaltake fashion, the quality of this device is a bit hit-and-miss. They have a great idea and manufactured some very good individual parts, but the build is a smidge sloppy. Long story short, you'll see some pretty polarized reviews on this things, and the negative one are almost always one of two things: 1) High temps and instability under load, and 2) n00b installers that think the pressure-level-style install is unusual and twitchy (which it's's fairly standard). The only real negative of this appears to be in the push pins for Intel motherboards.

In any case, in the scenario of the first common criticism, it's valid. I had problems with mine not being able to cool my CPU when I tried to rip a bluRay or the like that really pegged all eight cores. After searching the dusty corners of the web, here's what I found out:

This cooler has an issue with Thermaltake not soldering the heat pipes to the base slug properly. As such, the heat doesn't transfer to the heat pipes as well as it should, which harms the cooling. Early on, I had this deal shoot up over 65C and the mobo would shut things down before they got too hot. Here's how you solve that problem and turn this into a great cooler:

Remove the upper casing from the bottom slug on the cooler. There are just four screws to do this, so it's easy. If the now-loose fan is in your way, you can remove it entirely with four more screws on one end of the cooler. Now, go to the crevices on either side of the heat pipes and lay a narrow bead of GOOD thermal compound (Artic Silver 5 or Thermalright recommended...included compound is junk), and put a small bead along the top of each pipe for good measure. When you reassemble things, the thermal compound will fill the gaps and allow for good heat transfer. Mine now doesn't go over 52C, even under heavy load. Make this one minor mod, and given that you can get this cooler for a bargain now, it becomes a very cheap higher performance air CPU cooler.

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5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Temp Drop

Pros: Looks great, Cools Great, Easy Install

Cons: Cord for the Fan controller should be longer and have an optional module to put somewhere in the bays or PCI slots just for easier access. This cooler is large and will likely not fit in smaller cases... not really a con.

Other Thoughts: This cools my AMD FX 8320 about 30 degrees cooler than with the stock fan alone. I have it maxed out when gaming I would reach 51 or 52 degrees constantly, With this I am running at 21 or 22 degrees. Amazing change. Brackets it came with were perfect. Blown away that an air cooler can make such a huge temp drop.

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  • Ryan C.
  • 12/8/2014 9:29:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove!

Pros: Easy Installation (suggest having the motherboard out though), it is big! but does the job well, from stock cooler to this- I dropped 10 C in temperature CPU rating. Keeps it cool even during high intense games, 8 months, still running like new, this one has not collected as much dust as my other one, love it!

Cons: None, maybe $5.00 less in price, but no complaints!

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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 5/12/2014 10:01:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood fan for the money

Pros: Nice looking fan. Easy install and covers various chips. Yes its big like a good fan should be. Keeps my FX 8350 cooler than stock fan. Running BF4 at around 40C while the stock fan would have me around 48 to 50C. not too big of a difference but looking forward to bumping the voltage with this guy.

Cons: The whole thing is fragile, you have to handle it by the heat pipes or the fins will bend out of place. Even though install is easy the instructions are vague. It is not PWM. It comes with thermal paste but its very cheap stuff

Other Thoughts: It looks great in the window of my case. One mistake i made was make sure you peel off the plastic tab on the bottom of the heatsink, its nearly invisible. I never saw it and applied thermal paste as normal and overheated twice before i figured it out. Instructions do not state this.

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  • Chase C.
  • 3/5/2014 8:23:53 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this fan

Pros: Every time I build a computer, this is the fan that I put on my CPU. It's quiet, and the blue led adds a nice touch to a system as well.

It keeps the cpu quite cool, and if you have a case with good airflow, you should never have a heat issue come up.

Cons: None

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  • stephen n.
  • 2/22/2014 7:02:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: keeps cpu cool. very quite. looks cool.

Cons: never got my rebate from Thermaltake. very large barely fit in my case..

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  • Robert J.
  • 2/20/2014 2:26:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great, but....

Pros: Easy to install and works great. Used on a Supermicro board with LGA775 Q6660. This cooler does block one x4 slot on my motherboard. The variable speed control gives a wide range of fan speed. Significant lowering of CPU temperature compared Intel stock cooler. Fan has low noise level.

Cons: I purchased this cooler in mid November of 2013 with a rebate offer like the one being offered today. I sent the rebate in promptly and was approved.This is mid February 2014 and I have not received rebate payment. I had a maximum of 20 days to send in the rebate application. How long should it take to send the rebate back to me?

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2014 9:08:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuperb good for FX processors

Pros: Cools very well. Option to really crank it up with fan controller. Looks cool. I drilled a hole in the empty space on my MB's face-plate and the cord reaches it just fine and I don't have to open the case to adjust it. I am a big system fan guy and for me there is room for 3 fans using this cooler. I love the V-shape.

Cons: Fan is loud when you run it at max. I only run it at max for bench-marking and don't have any overheating issues on the much quieter, slower speed so it works for me.

Other Thoughts: Take your motherboard out to install this cooler. It is too easy to apply pressure unevenly during installation which can cause improper spreading of the thermal paste. The die size of an AMD processor is indicated in the picture on the box it came in. I looked online for a picture of an uncapped FX processor and finally found a fuzzy one. I was going to actually call AMD to ask what the die size is when I saw the picture on my FX-6100's box. The middle white part of the picture matched up with the uncapped picture I found online. The die size for an FX processor is smaller than the cap by a noticeable margin so even if it doesn't entirely cover the cap, the die is being cooled properly. The other AMD processor series have different die sizes and may/may not have the die covered completely by this cooler.

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