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|22nd May 2010, 08:41||#1|
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Thermaltake SpinQ VT and Xigmatek Balder SD1283
On a number of occasions we tested CPU coolers with originally shaped heatsinks, highlighted fans and otherwise eye-catching designs. However, such models are generally lacking in their main function which is to cool the CPU effectively at a comfortable level of noise. Trying to distinguish their product from those of other makers, designers are prone to apply solutions that are not compatible with high efficiency and low noise. They often come up with a gaudy and shimmering thing that is more expensive than simple and homely products but inferior to them in cooling performance.
There are a few lucky exceptions, though. We can recall the recently tested AMA Phantom, the Stormblazer, and the batman cooler called AVC ESP Integrating. Thus, uniqueness and efficiency can indeed go together hand in hand sometimes. In this review I am going to show you another two beautiful coolers: Thermaltake SpinQ VT and Xigmatek Balder SD1283. Both brands should already be familiar to you as they offer a wide range of air coolers of different design and price. I donít think that such serious companies would release a good-looking cooler that lacks in performance, yet I am going to check this out anyway.