ThermalTake SpinQ VT CLP-0554

  • ThermalTake SpinQ VT CLP-0554
83
Based on 12 scores, 32 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Easy to install and maintain.
  • Light and quiet.
  • Provides great cooling under the heavy CPU load times.

Cons:

  • High price.
  • Short fan speed controller cable.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 60

Keeping your computer’s processor running cool is an important and difficult job – particularly when we have scorching hot summers like the one just been in New Zealand – and if my old high school electronics teacher is to be believed...

By The Best Case Scenario on 80

Sometimes you find a piece of hardware that you like: it's effective, it's different, it's appealing for whatever reason personally. You admire it, you buy it if you can and you use it. Then the designers come along and make it better. Enter...

By UMLan on 100

What can I say, Thermaltake did it again. With SpinQ VT on your side I feel strongly that there wouldn't be any problems with running some of the most recent processors on the market. What makes this CPU cooler a high performing one is its size....

By Bigbruin on -

The design of the Thermaltake SpinQ VT is one of its most interesting features. With the cooling potential so close to other coolers, the design will become the deciding factor. While other coolers are sticking with the tower design (and there's...

By Rbmods.com on -

The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is a decent cooler all around cooler. It is light weight and doesn’t use backplate for the motherboard. Installation is a snap, installing right onto the existing stock hardware on the motherboard. Aesthetics are very good...

By TechwareLabs on -

Thermaltake’s SpinQ VT brought some differences to their original design. Different material and different structure. The tests show that it definitely can hold it’s own. With an overclocked CPU the temperature’s stayed in a low range....

By X-bit Labs on -

The two coolers I have reviewed and tested today prove that beauty can be effective, even though not always. Xigmatek Balder features a nice-looking shiny heatsink, dazzling heat pipes and pretty fan highlighting, but also delivers decent cooling...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

There is definitely some give and take with the Thermaltake SpinQ VT, but that is to be expected. The design is very different from traditional and, let’s be honest, one would assume was initially aimed at looking good. It’s a credit to...

By LanOC Reviews on 100

The SpinQ VT first and foremost looks great, which is a tremendous asset especially for those enthusiasts looking for a cooling solution to show off. Installation is very simple, and even saved this reviewer the trouble of removing the entire...

By Maximum PC on 70

Too bad looks aren't everything Thermaltake’s first SpinQ cooler (reviewed February 2009) had style for sure—it looked like a blue-lit stack of bike gears with a fan in the middle, mounted sideways. The SpinQ VT adopts the same basic...

By Legit Reviews on -

With my concerns out of the way, I can comfortably tell you that I do like the ThermalTake SpinQ. It averaged 16% cooler temperatures at load and ~20% at idle on the C0 stepping Intel I7 920 than the stock cooler does. It does bang up job, has a...

By Ninjalane on 100

The ThermalTake SpinQ VT is a very innovative heatsink with a unique design that resembles a thousand throwing stars. While we cannot condone using the SpinQ VT as a weapon (or be responsible if you did) it does an excellent job at delivering...

By FrostyTech on 80

Thermaltake's SpinQ VT heatsink is undeniably unique, it's sculptural and nothing about its helical fin arrangement is unnecessarily complex. The SpinQ VT heatsink stands 162mm tall and is made from nickel plated aluminum fins soldered over six...

By Overclockers Club on -

The Spin Q VT from Thermaltake has a lot going for it; it's good looking, has a manual fan speed control, ease of installation, comparable performance and a unique design. While it did not deliver the best performance out of the comparison...

By ThinkComputers on 90

Overall the Thermaltake SpinQ VT is a decent CPU cooler. It costs $20 cheaper (MSRP) than the original SpinQ and offers better performance. This cooler takes up a lot of vertical space in the case which may be a problem for some people, but on the...

By BCCHardware on 93

The SpinQ VT is one of the more unique looking coolers that we've tested in a while. Just like the original SpinQ, the SpinQ VT uses a different design than most coolers and the unique appearance might be enough for some users alone to make this...

By Hardware Secrets on -

Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU cooler impressed us with its looks. It has a very unique and cool design, and will surely draw attention in any computer with a transparent side window. Its fan is also pretty quiet.It performed well, although it is not a...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on -

The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is certainly an interesting-looking cooler. Similar in appearance to the original SpinQ, but with the cylinder of fins oriented vertically and a different colored fan LED. Red seems to be replacing blue recently as the...

By TweakNews on -

The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is nothing short of impressive. With an impressive body design and heatpipe layout the SpinQ VT is a rock solid cooler. With easy installation, exceptional cooling, and a decent price of $59.99 it's definitely worth taking...

By Bjorn3D on 80

Since we completed testing we tried out the Thermaltake SpinQ VT on our Intel i5 661 3.33GHz dual core CPU (newly acquired) and it does a killer job of keeping the i5 661 cool. We successfully overclocked the i5 661 to 4.3GHz with the SpinQ VT so it...