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 Post subject: Thermaltake Duorb VGA Cooler: Are Two Orbs Better Than One?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:28 am 
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Thermaltake Duorb VGA Cooler: Are Two Orbs Better Than One?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:22 am 
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Good article always. It Duo Orb did better than I expected from Thermalfake... err Thermaltake. I hope this doesn't go nit picking though:

At the 2nd paragrapghs in Final Conclusion ineffective was spelled: inefrfective. Mere extra letter, nothing drastic.

Thanks Mike from good article. Duo Orb seems to have great potential but like always fans are greatest short commings... bit like in Zalman products.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:55 pm 
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Good review.
Thanks Lawrence.

Finally a product from TT that isn't 100% retarded. (Sorry)
TT is one of those companies that make me "a bit" mad.
They make (mostly) lousy products and apparently they dont care. Thats okay because they can always sell their products to (deaf) gamers thats loves LED's 'n' stuff.
But why do they keep sending SPCR samples? Do they like to get bad reviews?

Okay. Im almost out of steam for now.
Im glad they made a product we can call decent.
But why dont they test the damn thing before producing it?
The review clearly shows that fan speed doesnt matter at all but still they had to put two whiny fans on it. Would have been nice to see it with some lower speed quality fans instead.
Also, it would be nice to see them actually make an effort to try and impress SPCR members. They might as well try if they are going to keep sending samples anyway.

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Id be glad TT keeps sending spcr review samples - that way we can see if they make any improvements.
This duorb shows me they are getting pointed the right direction.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:00 pm 
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kittle wrote:
Id be glad TT keeps sending spcr review samples - that way we can see if they make any improvements.
This duorb shows me they are getting pointed the right direction.

Agreed. Hopefully this was not a fluke.

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Great article!

I have one suggestion, which is to add the noise level of the system without the graphics fan running (e.g. by comparing to a Arctic cooling S1 at idle), to give an idea on how much noise the cooler adds at the lowest fan speed.


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Typo alert! On page 3.

"A search thrpough our spare parts bins turned up nothing that could substitute for the missing parts. Faced with the choice of securing the heatsink on three sides or two, we went with two, to balance the pressure on the GPU."


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