Thermaltake MeOrb Low Profile CPU Cooler - Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Article Index
Thermaltake MeOrb Low Profile CPU Cooler
Features and Specifications
Installation and Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Thermaltake MeOrb CPU Cooler Final Thoughts:

In the past when we've tested low profile coolers, I normally expect the temperatures to be around the same temps or even a little higher than stock cooling; however the MeOrb sort of surprised me in our testing with its performance. Of course the MeOrb didn't set any temperature records, but for a low profile cooler we weren't expecting it to, and in our testing we found the temps to drop 2-3 degrees in our tests, which is very good for such a small cooler. I was also impressed that the MeOrb really had no problems handling an Intel Quad Core processor, which isn't exactly a cool processor, and its ability to handle even quad cores makes the MeOrb a great choice.

The overall quality of the MeOrb is quite good (as are most coolers from Thermaltake), although just like with any cooler that features a bunch of fins you still have to be careful not to bend all the fins us (it's pretty easy if you're not being careful or paying attention).

The price of the MeOrb (MSRP $49.99) is probably a bit more than most low-profile coolers on the market right now, however if you're looking for a low profile cooler that doesn't sacrifice performance, overall it's a good deal.

At the end of the day I was very impressed with the MeOrb from Thermaltake, not only was it one of the slimmest coolers I've had on the bench, but it also doesn't sacrifice performance like so many other low profile coolers do. Even when tested on our Quad-Core test bench we saw reduced temperatures, and thanks to the super low profile of the MeOrb it becomes a great choice for situations where you don't have extra room to spare. If you're looking for a low profile cooler, you are going to want to give the Thermaltake MeOrb some serious consideration, and the MeOrb easily earned our Editor's Choice award.

 



Pros:

  • Good Performance for a Low Profile Cooler
  • Easy Installation

 

Cons:

  • Might interfere if heatsinks on motherboard are too close to CPU socket

 

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Editor's Choice

 

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