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Jason S.

Jason S.

Joined on 06/16/09

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Most Favorable Review

Lowered My i7 Temps by Over 40c!

Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

Pros: ****PERFORMANCE**** *Lets Me Break the 4Ghz Barrier* *Very Secure Mounting Hardware* *Realative Size* *Fit and Finish of the Product* *The "Stock" Thermal Paste" *No LED Lights* ****PERFORMANCE****

Cons: *Steps 4 & 7 of the instructions were slightly confusing (But if you are installing High Perfrmance CPU Heatsinks on you i7 build I think you'd be experienced enough to figure it out) *No LED Lights*

Overall Review: -i7 920 -CM 690 Nvidia Edition -Asus P6T -6GB Corsair XMS3 1600 -2 x BFG Maxcore GTX260's SLI -TX850 Corsair PSU -Vista 64 -6 120mm Case Fans (3 Intake, 3 Exhaust) I know there is debate that the TRUE is better than the Noctua because it keeps the cooler by 2c or something, but this heatsink lowered my CPU temps by over 40c in some conditions! After reading many reviews I'm only running 1 fan at the highest speed on my setup due to very marginal differences using the second fan. TEMPS: -------------------------------------------------------- STOCK COOLER 2.67Ghz / 3.5Ghz Idle - 40c - 50c / 58c - 68c Normal Load - 70c - 75c / 85c - 91c Prime95 "Torture Test" - 100c within 20 seconds / FAIL -------------------------------------------------------- NOCTUA - 2.67Ghz / 3.5 Ghz Idle - 28c - 34c / 35c - 41c Normal Load - 42c - 46c / 49c - 55c Prime95 "Torture Test" - 46c - 53c / 56c - 62c (after 3 hours)

Most Critical Review

NOT ENOUGH COOLING FOR AN i7!!!!

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

Pros: *All Copper *Fan Speed Control *Size

Cons: *TEMPERATURES *PRICE *PERFORMANCE *PUSH PIN INSTALLATION

Overall Review: -i7 920 @ 3.8 -Asus P6t (has holes for LGA 775 & 1366 coolers) -Cooler Master CM690 Case -2 BFG GTX 260's SLI -3 120mm & 3 140mm case fans After trying to take the easy way out and not have to remove my mobo for a heatsink upgrade I decided to give the Thermaltake V1 a try: *The push pin installation was horrible for me. I got 3 pins secured 1 pops out... It took an hour and 3 bleeding knuckles to secure the 4 pins. *Once I finally got the heatsink seated I had no confidence that it was seated properly. *Running Prime 95: 2.6 Ghz 90c in about 7 minutes 3.2 Ghz 90c in about 3 minutes. *Reinstalled the heatsink a total of 4 times because I thought the push pins weren't set and the temps were so high. *Same exact temperatures with reseated heatsink. *Wasted money on loud high CFM fans cause I thought airflow was the problem. It wasn't. *Returned the cooler PLEASE READ REVIEWS OF WHAT COOLER WORKS BEST WITH WHAT PROCESSOR YOU ARE TRYING TO COOL!!!

11/16/2009

Not For an i7

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

Pros: Looks Interesting Light Weight (to comparible price range coolers) All Copper

Cons: PERFORMANCE No Better Then Stock i7 920 Heatsink For Cooling Much Better Options For the $$$ Push Pin Installation, No Back Bracket

Overall Review: If you want a $60 heatsink that looks really cool in the case and are planning to keep an i7 system at stock clocks then this heatsink is for you. If you are expecting a drop in temps look elsewhere or making a few performance tweaks in your BIOS look elsewhere(cough...cough Noctua SE1366). From the reviews people seem to have some good experiences with this heatsink on all other CPU's but the i7. But I have an i7 build and I made the mistake of buying this. For an i7 don't waste your time or money.