Once out of the packaging you can see how impressive the design is. The 50 aluminum fins that are positioned in a spiral pattern give the ThermalTake SpinQ VT its unique look. I’m not one for flash, but I do like the look of the SpinQ VT, though.
Taking a look at the base of the SpinQ VT we see that it comes with a warning label that protects the finish on the contact surface. As many would consider the warning to remove this label common sense, I have seen them left on.
The base of the ThermalTake SpinQ VT isn’t the smoothest finish I have ever seen. If you look closely you can see the tool marks left by the cutter during the manufacturing process.
The fan is an 80mm blow fan. It can be manually controlled with a range of 1000RPM up to 1600RPM. Maximum airflow is rated for 86.5cfm at a mere 19~28dBA.
The ThermalTake SpinQ VT mounts to the motherboard in the typical fashion on Intel platforms using pushpins. The pushpins are mounted in elongated holes to accommodate both LGA 1156 and LGA 1366 platforms. On AMD platforms a clip is placed on top of the SpinQ’s base and latched to the motherboard using the existing bracket.
Here is a quick little video that Thermaltake made that also goes over the SpinQ VT that is worth a watch if you are interested in buying this Thermaltake cooler.