Spire has manufactured a variety of cooling solutions for both Intel and AMD processors. Its latest, the SP495S11-U QuieTude VI, an Intel CPU cooler was the one we looked at in this review. At the end of the day, what we achieved can be summed up in two words... low noise. Its 19dba fan produces less noise than the stock cooler while the final temperature levels are the same for both cooling solutions. A nice feature of this cooler is the stylish blue diamond fan design, which is UV reactive and can give a great look to your case, provided you have a UV light installed.
up and working...
Installation of the SP495S11-U QuieTude VI was fairly easy. The retention clips are a straightforward matter and the use of thermal compound is not required, since the cooler comes with a thin layer of thermal grease which can be used instead.
The price of the SP495S11-U QuieTude VI is between $20~25.
-UV reactive diamond fan design
-Easy to install
-No significant temperature drop
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