ThermalTake Extreme Volcano 12
Thermaltake has always been known for its unique cooling solutions, which on the one hand did a pretty good job cooling your processor and on the other hand showed innovation and creativity from ThermalTake.
The Volcano series is the best-known series of Tt cooling solutions for the AthlonXP processors (although some models are also suitable for Pentium 4 processors), including the 7, 9, and 11, which is considered the most disappointing in the series, 9 was minor and especially aesthetic, which made it a medium-only solution and a little outdated while at the same time began to appear good solutions, quality and innovative.
ThermalTake now introduces two new coolers from the Volcano series that are supposed to restore its lost respect: Extreme Volcano 12 for overclocking, and Volcano SilentBoost for quiet enthusiasts.
The 12 boasts a combination of a new and unique fan and an additional and required improvement of the body itself to improve its cooling performance.
We took the Extreme Volcano 12 to see if the redesigned design was able to maintain the respectable tradition of the Volcano series, while giving the required improvement over the aging 11.
What's in the box?
The 12 Volcano packaging includes a fairly impressive bandel that includes:
The heat sink itself
- Quite a considerable amount of thermal grease (of course not of the highest quality)
- Jump to operate the fan at a constant speed
- Thermal sticker for the temperature sensor
- Power controller in Bracket configuration
Power Bay 3.5 "Power Controller
- Screws and accessories required for installation
- A page with installation instructions (although not very helpful, but also not really necessary)
The extensive bender that is included with the Volcano12 is definitely an addition you can not see every day when it comes to my body Cooling Performers. For comparison, Thermalright It does not even include a fan in the range of hitsinks it makes, while CoolerMaster, which took the trouble to include a fan controller along with the heat sinks it manufactures, gave the option of a power controller that connects to the 3.5 "bay only.
The diversity of the fan control means is a big advantage, especially when it comes to a powerful fan, which is very noisy at its maximum speed (in our case it is 5,500RPM).