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.

duorb heatpipes Of Orbs and Blocks   ThermalTake DUORB and Scythe OROCHI
The DUORB features a total of 6 heatpipes – 3 for each of the orbs.

base solder Of Orbs and Blocks   ThermalTake DUORB and Scythe OROCHI
The base of the DUORB has a mirror finish and the heatpipes are soldered to the fins. Both of which are good signs.

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The DUORB uses a pair of 80mm frameless fans rated at 0.20A each.

duorb package Of Orbs and Blocks   ThermalTake DUORB and Scythe OROCHI
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.

P/N
CL-P0464
Compatibility
 
Intel
(Socket LGA 775)
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Pentium D
Pentium 4
Pentium
Celeron D
Celeron
AMD
(Socket AM2/AM2+)
Athlon 64 FX
Athlon 64 X2
Athlon 64
Sempron
Dimension
202(L) x 106(W) x 86(H) mm
Heatsink Material
Copper/Aluminum Fins
Copper Base
Heatpipe
Copper Pipe Ø 6 mm x 6
Fan Dimension
Ø 80 x 20 mm
Rated Voltage
12V
Started Voltage
5V
Power Input
5.04W (2 Fans)
Fan Speed
2000 RPM
Max. Air Flow
37.67CFM
Max. Air Pressure
1.27 mmH2O
Noise
21dBA
Life Expectation
50,000hrs
Connector
3 Pin
Weight
598g