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As opposed to the Cooler Master V6GT, the Thermaltake Jing is devoid of any technical innovations. I can only note the nonlinear placement of the heat pipes, but you can see the same in almost every other modern tower-design cooler.

The base of the Jing is finished much better than the V6GT's. It is like a mirror:

It is also perfectly flat:


The Jing comes with two frameless fans, both rotating counterclockwise.


The impellers hang on plastic posts which are attached to the frames on the sides of the heatsink. Thermaltake, rather arguably, calls this anti-vibration fastening.

The speed of the fans can be manually adjusted within a range of 800 to 1300 RPM using two small controllers.

It’s unclear why this couldn’t be a single shared controller. The bottom noise level is specified to be 16 dBA (this seems to be Thermaltake’s favorite number when it comes to noise level specs). The maximum is not declared but the air flow is specified to be 42 CFM for each fan. The diameter of the fan's impeller and motor is 120 and 46 millimeters, respectively. The cables are 300 millimeters long. The sleeve bearing has a service life of 50,000 hours or 5.7 years of continuous operation.

Like the majority of modern coolers priced at $50 and higher, the Jing is compatible with all modern computing platforms. The installation procedure is identical to that of the Thermaltake FrioOCK we already tested before (I have mentioned it in this article as well). You can also download the instructions from the official website (an 11MB PDF).

The performance of this cooler did not depend on its orientation of the CPU socket in my system case.


The default fans can be easily replaced with alternative ones.

You should be careful with the plastic locks. They can hardly last through two or three replacements even. You will see shortly if it makes sense to replace the default fans at all.

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