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We mentioned in one of our recent articles devoted to processor cooling systems that the manufacturers tend to design very attractive-looking and originally shaped solutions these days. As you probably remember, the reason is very simple: the heat dissipation of contemporary AMD and Intel processors doesn’t increase any more. In other words, the existing air coolers are efficient enough for successful CPU overclocking and stable operation at much higher speeds (up to 4GHz).

In the meanwhile, cut-throat competition in this market segment and the need to fight for customers push well-known brand names to design and launch into mss production such coolers as our today’s hero, for instance, Thermaltake DuOrb (CL-P0464). We have already reviewed its younger brother, the VGA cooler with the same name – CL-G0102, which proved highly efficient and performed perfectly well in our tests.

Our today’s review will reveal the efficiency and potential pf the new DuOrb cooling solution for CPUs.

Package and Accessories

The newcomer arrived in a very beautiful vertical box made of thick glossy cardboard. There are cut-out windows in the center of the front and back sides following the cooler heatsink and base shape:


Besides, the front side of the package lists all supported processors and mentions compatibility with Socket AM2 on a separate tag. The reverse and side parts of the package are used for description of the cooler key features and the complete list of its technical specifications.

There is a transparent plastic casing inside the exterior cardboard box. It is shaped exactly like the cooler itself that is why it holds the device very securely:

The cooler fans are secured with a plastic cover at the top.

There is a small box with the accessories bundle at the top of the package. Among the accessories you get the following items:

  • Two retention brackets for LGA775 mainboards;
  • Universal backplate for AMD K8 mainboards;
  • Two retention brackets and a set of screws for Socket AM2 mainboards;
  • Installation guide in multiple languages;
  • Press-bracket and two spring-screws for it;
  • Four shaped screw nuts with pads;
  • Key 3 bonus sticker;
  • A pack of SilMORE thermal compound (1g).

The cooler is already available in retail and sells for around $59.90.

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