Thermaltake ISGC-300 CPU Cooler

Article Index
Thermaltake ISGC-300 CPU Cooler
Features and Specifications
Installation and Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Product(s): Thermaltake ISGC-300 CPU Cooler
Provided By: Thermaltake

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Introduction: 

Thermaltake has become very well known for their Typhoon and Orb line of coolers, however recently they've released a new line of cooling products, which is named ISGC (Inspiration of Silent Gaming Cooling). A couple weeks ago we took a look at their first product; the ISGC case fan (read the full review over here). While the release of a new case fan might not be the most exciting, it was really interesting to see how Thermaltake has improved a product as simple as a case fan, and that very fan is also attached to the ISGC-300 CPU cooler that we are going to take a look at today.

The ISGC-300 CPU Cooler is a tower heatpipe design, which has become very popular in the past year or so. This design is quite a bit different from other Thermaltake designs, which traditionally have been pretty unique. It should be very interesting to see how this new cooler is able to compare to previous Thermaltake coolers, as well as other popular coolers available.

 

First Impressions:

As I mentioned already, the ISGC-300 is a tower heatpipe cooler, which one could compare to other coolers such as the Thermolab Baram (full review here), the Noctua NH-U12P (full review here), or even the OCZ Vendetta (full review here), and there are plenty more examples of other companies that have adopted the tower heatpipe design. The design of this cooler is pretty generic, however when you add Thermaltake's new ISGC 120mm case fan to it, it could be very interesting (as we saw in our review of the ISGC 120mm case fan that Thermaltake has increased their fan performance).

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Box (Front)
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Box (Back)

 

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Side View
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Side View

 

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Bottom View
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Side View

 

As you can see in the picture below (right), the ISGC-300 has variable fan control, thanks to a manual know. This will allow you to run your fan anywhere between 800 and 1300 RPM.

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Side View
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Fan Controller

 

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Top View
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Top View

 

Included with the ISGC-300 is all the mounting hardware you'll need for both AMD and Intel installations. The rest of the included accessories are pretty standard for aftermarket coolers.

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Mounting Hardware
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Accessories