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Thermaltake MaxOrb Cooler

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology
Supplied by: Thermaltake Technology
MSRP: $53

by Dean Barker (4/03/2007)



Thermaltake became a central player in high performance cooling almost overnight with their original Golden Orb Cooler.  Back in the year 2000, the Golden Orb was the thing to have as far as "high tech" cooling went with it's aluminum billet core and radial fins branching out in 360 degrees.  A few years went by and Thermaltake resurrected the Orb design with what else but the Golden Orb II.  Same basic design but sized substantially larger.  Fast forward again to 2007.  Thermaltake has honed this proven design to now represent its flagship air cooler, the MaxOrb. 


The MaxOrb is named appropriately if you ask me given its massive size and features.  The MaxOrb makes use of the 'Enlarge-o' machine and takes itself into a whole new class over the Golden Orb II.  Now size isn't the only thing that's changed.  We are now talking six heatpipes, copper/aluminum hybrid construction, an elevated shelf design, a radial fin array and a high volume low noise 120mm fan to keep the works cool.  If this doesn't get your attention, check your pulse and call a doctor.  Today, I'm very excited about picking Thermaltake's new baddie apart so let's get right to it.


  • Application: Intel LGA775, AMD K8

  • Observed Dimensions: 143mm Diameter x 94mm tall

  • Observed Weight: 502 gms

  • Construction: Copper Heatpipe and Base / Aluminum fins

  • Fan Size: 120 x 25mm

  • Fan Speed: Variable rate 1300 ~ 2000 RPM

  • Fan Noise: 16 ~ 24 dBA

  • Single three pin connector

  • Onboard rheostat



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