Thermaltake V14 Pro CPU Cooler
Published: 13th January 2009 | Source: Thermaltake | Price: £TBA |Conclusion
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.
+ 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
* Intel mounting system for quite a weighty cooler
* Fan is loud on highest setting
* May not be to everyone's tastes
- Cooler fins are easily bent
- No backplate
Overclock3D would like to thank Thermaltake for providing today's review sample.
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