Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler

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Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler
Thermaltake MaxOrb - Specifications
Thermaltake MaxOrb - Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Product(s): Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler
Provided By: Thermaltake



If you've ever taken a look for a new CPU cooler, undoubtedly you've looked at a Thermaltake cooler, they've been a big name in the aftermarket cooling game for years, and not content to sit back and watch, they keep pumping out the coolers.

Today we are going to look at the new MaxOrb cooler, which is one of the newest additions to the "Orb" family which has featured such coolers at the Golden Orb, Ruby Orb, and the Blue Orb. The "Orb" coolers have definitely been one of Thermaltake's most popular line of coolers, and most enthusiasts have at one point and time used one in the past.

The MaxOrb features heatpipes and a built-in adjustable fan that will keep this cooler running at a nice and silent 16 dBA at minimum speed, or will let you crank it up on those hot days. Let's move onto a closer look at one of Thermaltake's newest cooling additions.


First Impressions:

The MaxOrb is shaped like most of the Orb coolers have been, but at first glance you notice that built right onto the cooler itself is a knob for fan speed, much like the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX that we took at a while back.

Compared to most of the other Orb coolers I've seen and used in the past, the MaxOrb seems looks pretty advanced thanks to the 6 heatpipes it uses, but also this cooler is a bit bigger in height due to the heatpipes as some of the "Orb" coolers in the past have been pretty short.

Thermaltake MaxOrb - Packaging (Front)
Thermaltake MaxOrb - Packaging (Back)

Thermaltake MaxOrb - Top View
Thermaltake MaxOrb - Bottom View

Thermaltake MaxOrb - Side View
Thermaltake MaxOrb - Heatpipes


As you will be able to see in the pictures below (Right), the mounting hardware for the MaxOrb is a little different than most coolers. For LGA775 applications you will not need to remove your motherboard, however for AM2/939 applications you will have to remove your board to get the back support attached properly. Later in the installation section of this review I'll post some pictures of the mounting hardware for LGA775 and how it all works.

Thermaltake MaxOrb - Fan Control
Thermaltake MaxOrb - Accessories


Thermaltake MaxOrb - Bottom View