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Thermaltake ISGC-400 (CLP0540)

The second cooler - ISGC-400 - has a 100 higher model name although we can’t say that it is a top model or a flagship solution of the ISGC series. The box is of about the same size and is designed the same way as that of ISGC-300:

 

The bundled accessories are exactly the same as those that go with the previous cooling solution, but the cooler itself looks completely different:

 

As you see, it is a top cooler with the airflow directed towards the mainboards. it consists of a copper base, six copper heatpipes 6 mm in diameter and an aluminum heatsink with a fan:

 

The heatsink plates are 0.5 mm thick and the gaps between them are 3 mm big. However, there are more plates than in ISGC-300. This cooler features 50 of them, although they are smaller in size than those of the other cooler:

 

There is an additional aluminum heatsink installed at the base above the heatpipes. Its features thick and long ribbing:

The sides of the primary heatsink plates are also of variable height, which lowers the requirements to the fan static pressure parameter (especially since ISGC 12 fans can’t boast anything great here):

The heatpipes are soldered to the base, which is just as even and well finished as the base of the ISGC-300. The cooler installs according to the same principle: through the mainboard PCB using retention brackets and screw-nuts with washers:

The heatpipes go up to the heatsink as soon as they come out of the base and do not interfere with the chipset heatsink in any way. During our test session Thermaltake ISGC-400 was installed in such a way that the heatpipe ends were facing up, even though there is no mention of the preferable cooler position anywhere in the manual:

You can download the installation instructions from the official web-site (PDF file, 1891 KB). The recommended price of the Thermaltake ISGC-400 cooler is set at $60.00.

 
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