5. Final words
The Thermaltake SpinQ is a very interesting and well designed product. The device has won many awards mostly for its unique design. The do find it very eye-catching and the blue fan will contribute to the aesthetics of your system, especially at night.
The cooler performed better that the Intel stock cooler with an Intel LGA1366 series, as it was expected. However, compared with other cpu coolers that cost lower, Thermaltake's solution gave an average performance. For example, when we overclocked the Intel processor at 3.60GHz, competitive products managed to keep the temperature up to 11 degrees C lower than the SpinQ. In most cases these coolers would cost you half the money you would spend for the SpinQ.
Thermaltake definitely makes the difference with the eye-catching SpinQ, in terms of aesthetics. If the competition was not so hard, we could say that we have to do with a good solution for your system and of course, a lower retail price would be welcomed.
|Copper Base quality|
+ Good retail package
+ Works with both AMD/Intel platforms
+ Includes thermal paste
+ Great external design
+ Will lower the temperatures of your processor compared with a stock cooler
+ Quiet when fan is spinning at low RPM
- Performance doesn't keep up with the retail price and competition
- The delicate waved fins should be handled with care
- Cannot be upgraded using a second fan