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Thermaltake ISGC-300

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Here we have the Thermaltake ISGC-300 tower cooler. When you first look at the ISGC-300 it looks like any other tower cooler. What sets this one apart is the ISGC 12 fan. The notches at the end of the fan blade make it almost silent. Finally, an option to the Noctua NF-12P fans; although not as quiet, ISGC fans are a whole lot easier on the eyes. Let’s look at the specs of the ISGC-300.

  • Model Number: CLP0539
  • Compatibility:
  • Intel Socket LGA1366: Core i7, Socket LGA 775 : Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Pentium / Celeron D / Celeron
  • AMD Socket AM2/AM2+ : Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • Heatsink Dimension: 126(L) x 71(W) x 161(H) mm
  • Heatsink Material
    • Aluminum Fins
    • Aluminum Extrusion Cover + Copper Base
  • Heatpipe        Ø 6 mm x 4
  • Fan Dimension        Ø 120 x 25 mm
  • Fan Speed        800 ~ 1300 RPM
  • Bearing Type        Hydro Dynamic
  • Noise Level        16 dBA
  • Max. Air Flow        58.3 CFM
  • Max. Air Pressure        1.4 mmH2O
  • Power Connector        3 Pins
  • Rated Voltage        12 V
  • Started Voltage        7 V
  • MTBF        50,000 Hours
  • Weight        697 g
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    Looking from the side I see that Thermaltake took some more design cues from the Noctua fins, although it is not as heavy. I’m interested to see how this new line will work out.

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    One other feature of the ISGC fans is the built in speed controller. This regulates the fan from 800-1300 RPMs.

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    The base of the ISGC-300 is not that great; a little polishing, though, can fix that right up.

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    The ISGC-300 comes with all the stuff needed to mount the cooler to your favorite AMD or Intel socket.

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