1. Features, specifications
Thermaltake promotes the new ISGC-300 model as a high-performance gaming cooler for user who wish to upgrade their cooling system with something affordable and efficient.
The product is compatible with the Intel 775/1366 and AMD AM2 sockets. The special mount mechanism with clips offers stability despite the high weight of the device. The cooler is equipped with a 120mm fan and should become ever more efficient if you install a second fan, as the cooler's design conveniently allows it.
- Product features
- ISGC Fan Technology
The pure white 120mm VRFan which is designed by the Thermaltake to pursuit noiseless environment. Therefore Thermaltake design to reduce the turbulence and the friction between air and fan
- Hydro Dynamic Bearing (HDB) Technology
Improved fan operation stability and noise production for extended overall product durability
- Copper+ Base Architecture x 4 Heatpipes
Mirror Copper Base deliver 100% touch between CPU and Cooler. Meanwhile, 4 Cooper heatpipes create great heat transferring.
- Individual 33 Sawtooth Tower Fins
Thermaltake designs Tower Sawtooth onto the fins. With these sawtooth indentations, the cold air intake becomes smoother. The maximum cooling performance and noise is controlled thus can be optimized through 33 Sawtooth Tower Fins
Here are the full specifications of the product:
||Intel Socket LGA 1366
Intel Socket LGA 775
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
AMD Socket AM3 /AM2 / AM2+
Phenom II x4
Phenom II x3
Athlon 64 FX
Athlon 64 X2
|| 126(L) x 71(W) x 161(H) mm
| Heatsink Material
|| Aluminum Fins Al Cover + Cu Base
||Ø 6 mm x 4PCS
| Fan Dimension
||Ø 120 x 25 mm
| Rated Voltage
|| 12 V
| Started Voltage
|| 7 V
| Fan Speed
|| 800 ~ 1300 RPM
| Max. Air Flow
|| 58.3 CFM
| Max. Air Pressure
|| 1.4 mmH2O
|| 16 dBA
| Life Expectation
|| 50,000 hrs
|| 3 Pin
2. A closer look
The medium-sized retail box gives us an idea of the real dimensions of the cooler. The graphics on it with the fighting figure makes it easily recognizable and tease the gamers. The retail price of the SpinQ is around $48, as found at several online stores.
The cpu cooler is placed in a hard carton box and all accessories are found in a separate box. These include several clips for Socket 775/ LGA 1366 and AM2. The printed manual could be better but on the positive side, it comes in many languages.
The Thermaltake ISGC-300 comes with a big 120mm fan pre-installed. Four heatpipes with a diameter of 6mm each create heat transferring from the base to the the array of aluminum fins.
The specific U design is also met in many other CPU coolers. However, Thermaltake's fan should make the difference here at least in the performance an of course noise.
The 120mm fan spins at 800 ~ 1300 RPM . According to Thermaltake, the specific fan is very silent, but we have to find out it in practice later.
The base is made out of full copper:
Installing the Thermaltake ISGC-300 requires several steps. First you need to mount the correct clips for your system, in our case the LGA1366. You need to use the four mounting screws that are included in a plastic bag. Then you have to place the black washers into the pins and flip over motherboard.
At the back, place the four white washers and use the included nuts to secure the cpu cooler. While it sounds difficult, it isn't.
Here is how the system looks like after installation: