With the SpinQ out of the box, the first thing that gets your attention is the cooling fin arrangement. Each of the approximately 50 fins resembles a chain sprocket, and when set in the rotated pattern they give the SpinQ the look of something that could hurt you.
Looking at the SpinQ from the heatpipe end we can see there are 3 pairs of heatpipes. It will be interesting to see how well the cooler performs with heatpipe pairs being so different in length.
Looking from the other end we can see how the fan mounts to the rest of the cooler. You most likely noticed there are two wires coming from the fan.
One of the wires is the 3 pin power connector, the other is the speed control. The nice thing about this speed control is that it’s not permanently wired. There is a small 2 pin connector that will allow for removal of the speed control. If this is done the fan will run at 100%. For our testing the speed control will stay. To help keep it from flopping around in the system I used a small wire tie to tie it to the power cable.
Looking at the SpinQ from the side we can start to get a feel for the size of the cooler. Overall the cooler is nice and short, however it looks wide. It will be interesting to see how the SpinQ clears the RAM slots.
Looking closer to the top of the base we can see the slots for the AMD retention clip, but the under side of the base is something I haven’t seen in a while.
An air cooler with a mirror finish to the base so good, you could use it as a mirror to shave.