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Thermaltake DuOrb Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Author: Michael Fiss
Manufacturer: Thermaltake
Source: Thermaltake
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Thermaltake DuOrb Heatpipe CPU Cooler
August 19, 2008

The Basics:

The below left image provides an angled overhead view of the Thermaltake DuOrb heatpipe CPU cooler. There are dual 80mm fans used to cool each 'orb', each of which is supported by the heatpipes and a metal bracket attached to the cooler's base. I could already tell that I was out of luck because it was clear that the OCZ Technology ReaperX HPC memory modules were going to be too tall and that the cooler was going to over hang the memory slots in order to avoid the northbridge heatsink. The below right image shows a long view of the cooler. If you look closely you can see the coils of the heatpipes a little better. They come off the base, and form each 'orb'. You can also see the fins coming off the heatpipes in a little more detail here.

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The next set of images show the six heatpipes of the Thermaltake DuOrb. The below left image shows the side of the cooler without the fan wire. You can see three heatpipes on this side that are squeezed between the cooper base and metal piece that will be used to hold the cooler securely with the mounting clip. Unlike some other coolers recently reviewed, this one does not use direct touch heatpipes. These heatpipes are coiled up forming two orbs of heatpipe/fins, which should drastically help cool any processor. The below right image displays the side with the fan wire, aside from that it's a mirror image of the first side.

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The top of the cooper base is a little more clear in the image below. It is mostly flat, but has two ridges that will keep the cooler perpendicular to the mounting hardware. There is basically a 'T' cut out for the bracket to hold the unit to the CPU socket that will only allow the cooler to be installed in 90 degree orientations.

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The final views of the Thermaltake DuOrb on this page are of the base. Taking a look at the below left image shows the copper base with a warning sticker attached. I hope that nobody would ever install the cooler and leave on the plastic sticker, and I wish Thermaltake didn't include it. The sticker leaves a mark behind when removed, and even a little ArctiClean didn't eliminate it. The below right image shows a US quarter mirrored on the cooler's base.

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