ThermalTake has designed quite a number of interesting heatpipe heatsinks of late but the DUORB surely takes the cake with it’s twin-orb design. The design is not just used in the CPU cooler as we see but has also been made available for some time as a GPU cooler and has proven to be fairly popular in our forums – something we would attribute to its good cooling performance and the tested and proven: Bling Factor. If the CPU cooler proves to be as good as it’s GPU counterpart, ThermalTake might have a winner in its hands.
The DUORB features a total of 6 heatpipes – 3 for each of the orbs.
The base of the DUORB has a mirror finish and the heatpipes are soldered to the fins. Both of which are good signs.
The DUORB uses a pair of 80mm frameless fans rated at 0.20A each.
The DUORB comes with mounting mechanisms for both AM2 and LGA-775.
A sticker (Key 3) is also included for those who enjoy decorating their casings.
Let’s take a look at the basic specifications of the DUORB before we move on.
(Socket LGA 775)
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Athlon 64 FX
Athlon 64 X2
202(L) x 106(W) x 86(H) mm
Copper Pipe Ø 6 mm x 6
Ø 80 x 20 mm
5.04W (2 Fans)
Max. Air Flow
Max. Air Pressure