Thermaltake ISGC-400 CPU Cooler - Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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Thermaltake ISGC-400 CPU Cooler
Features and Specifications
Installation and Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Thermaltake ISGC-400 CPU Cooler Final Thoughts:

This is the second cooler I've been able to take a look at in Thermaltake's new ISGC line of products (review of the ISGC-300 CPU Cooler here), and so far it seems like this line of coolers and products is a winner. I was almost a little skeptical of the ISGC-400 due to its lower profile (smaller size), and I expected performance to suffer because of it but I was wrong about that. The performance of the ISGC-300 surprised me, and it proved itself to be a very worth competitor and for a lower profile cooler it did very well in our testing. The ISGC-400 didn't set any records for performance; however it also didn't have a problem keeping up with most of the much larger coolers that I compared it against.

Sometimes low profile coolers can be a little on the cheap and flimsy side, but the ISGC-300 is quite the opposite. Thanks to the high quality construction of this cooler, the ISGC-400 is very sturdy and you're not going to feel like you're going to snap it in half while installing it. While the ISGC-400 might not be a slim as some of the other low profile coolers we've review in the past, it still has a much lower profile (height) than most of the heatpipe coolers available on the market today, and that makes it a great choice for anyone who doesn't have a ton of space in their case yet still wants a good cooler.

I really don't have any issues to tell you about with the ISGC-400, it's a nice cooler that gets the job done. The performance might be the only issue that some people might wonder about, but if you have the room in your case for a bigger tower cooler (ex: Thermaltake ISGC-300, Zalman 9900 LED, etc) you'll probably end up going with a different (and bigger) cooler, but if space is an issue the ISGC-400 might just be the perfect solution.

At the end of the day I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the Thermaltake ISGC-400 cooler. Thanks to its high quality design and great performance it has proven itself to be a very worthy cooler, and we've award it our "Editor's Choice" award. If you need cooler than doesn't take up a lot of space, yet still performs like a champ, you're going to want to check out the Thermaltake ISGC-400 CPU Cooler.

 

Pros:

  • Good Performance
  • High Quality Construction
  • Quiet
  • Intel i7 Compatible

 

Cons:

  • Nothing Major

 


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I'd like to thank Thermaltake for sending us the ISGC-400 CPU Cooler. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please leave it at the "Comments" link below.