Spire TherMax Pro CPU Cooler Review

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Introduction

Have I ever mentioned before that I think heat pipe technology is awesome? If I haven’t I would like to join the growing ranks of PC enthusiasts that think heat pipes are an innovative and effective technology that will put an end to air cooling not only being an effective solution for casual overclockers. Instead of multi-hundred dollar water cooling systems you can use an air cooler at a fraction of the cost. Not only that, but it will also provide an inexpensive upgrade to an ineffective or worn out heat sink and cooler. All it takes is $36.99 and this lovely product can become the newest member of your family.

Spire Thermax Pro CPU Cooler Retail Box

Despite what people might tell you, having a “hot” computer is not a good thing at all. Or maybe I am just misunderstanding all of the lingo of computer enthusiasts these days. Whichever one it is I am still going to give you all a good talking to about the Spire TherMax Pro CPU Cooler. Because I don’t know about you guys but I prefer to have a “cool” computer. With thermal technologies getting better and better there is absolutely no reason for your PC to fall victim to a quick, heat related death. And the Spire TherMax Pro CPU Cooler does, in fact, keep your computer cool.

Spire Thermax Pro CPU Cooler Retail Box

Don’t worry if you have never heard of Spire; I hadn’t either until I started doing this review. But apparently they have been around for years and specialize in manufacturing PC cases, coolers, and power supplies. They have offices located all over the world, and after having used their cooler for this review I can say that they make a darn good cooler.

Spire Thermax Pro CPU Cooler Retail Box

As always, let’s take a look at the specs of the Spire TherMax Pro CPU Cooler:

Socket: 1156 / AM3 / 775 / AM2 / 1366 Static cooler

Dimensions:    Heat sink :   104×60×125 mm (l × w × h)

Bearing:    Sleeve bearing

Rated speed:    2,700 RPM +/-10%

Rated power:    3.36 W

Noise level:    25.0 dBA

Air flow:    53.12CFM at 2,700 RPM

Current:    0.28 A

Life hours:    Sleeve: 30.000

Features:   
Three 8mm all copper u shaped heat-pipes
All new Direct-Touch heat-pipe technology
UV-reactant 90mm BlueStar fan design
Near silent at low speed setting 25.0dBA
45 stamped Aluminum Micro-Fins
Supports the latest Intel & AMD micro-processors

Connector:    3 Pin, mainboard (Incl.PCI Speed-Controller)

Application
   
Intel :      Core 2 Extreme ~ 3.2 GHz (775 Dual-core)
    Core 2 Quad ~ 3.0 GHz (775 Quad-core)
    Core i5 ~ 2.66 GHz 1156
    Core i7 ~ 3.2 GHz 1366
    LGA775 ~ 3.73 GHz (Prescott)
    Pentium D ~ 3.4 GHz (775 Dual-Core)
    Pentium EE ~ 3.93 GHz (775 Dual-Core)

AMD :      Athlon 64 X2 ~ 9500 GHz (AM2)
    Athlon X2 ~ 9500 GHz (AM2)
    Phenom X4 ~ 9600 GHz (AM2/AM3)

Thermal resistance:    0.18 °C/W

Thermal type:    BlueFrost – SP802 blue grease(Injection Tube,0.5g)

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