Thermaltake V14 Pro CPU Cooler

Conclusion

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So just how well did the Thermaltake V14 Pro perform in today's review?

The build quality of the Thermaltake V14 Pro CPU cooler is quite good, although the copper fins do feel a little on the flimsy side and are quite easily bent. I would have liked to have seen an alternative mounting system other than Intel's push-pin style of securing the heatsink to the motherboard. Furthermore, the visual appearance of the Thermaltake V14 Pro may not be to everyone's tastes.

During the performance testing, the Thermaltake V14 Pro provided average cooling for our overclocked Q6600 processor - to be honest I was expecting better results. I can't help but feel that if you're looking for a cooler for overclocking duties, then you would be better off looking elsewhere. However, If you're looking for a cooler for HTPC duties or don't plan on overclocking then the Thermaltake V14 Pro may be a candidate if your case will accommodate it.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a UK based retailer who stocks the Thermaltake V14 Pro, and subsequently I'm unable to judge the pricing for the product. As a result I'm going to have to reserve judgement until I receive a recommended retail price for the Thermaltake V14 Pro. As soon as a price is available, the score will be updated.


The Good
+ Reasonable build quality
+ Blue LED fan complements the CPU cooler
+ Adjustable pot for controlling fan speed
+ Good HTPC cooling if your case can accommodate it

The Mediocre
* Intel mounting system for quite a weighty cooler
* Fan is loud on highest setting
* May not be to everyone's tastes

The Bad
- Cooler fins are easily bent
- No backplate



Overclock3D would like to thank Thermaltake for providing today's review sample.

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Most Recent Comments

13-01-2009, 08:28:55

PV5150
Thermaltake's V1 CPU Cooler received an upgrade and a name change, but will the V14 Pro CPU Cooler make the grade?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...040004145s.jpg

Read the review here

13-01-2009, 14:31:40

zak4994
Does better then the Intel Stock Cooler but nothing much over all.

Unless it comes in really cheap, I don't really notice anything special about it.

Bit of a phail product really.

15-01-2009, 07:24:27

dowe
Thanks PV5150... I hadn't caught that.
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