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disappointing in the series, 9 was minor and especially aesthetic, which made it a medium-only solution and a little outdated while at the same time began to appear good solutions, quality and innovative.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 features two new Volcanic coolers to restore the lost honor: Extreme Volcano 12 for Overclocking, and Volcano SilentBoost for those who like the quiet.
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
- A fair amount of thermal grease (not of the highest quality of course)
- Jumper to operate the fan at constant speed
- Thermal sticker for temperature sensor
- Powerful controller in Bracket configuration
- Powerful Controller for Bay "3.5
- Screws and accessories required for installation
- Page with installation instructions (Although not very helpful, but 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 Does not even include a range of heat sinks made by a fan, while CoolerMaster, which bothered to include fan controllers along with its heat sinks, allowed the power controller to connect to the 3.5 bay only.
The variety of controls on the fan is a great advantage, especially when it comes to a powerful fan, which is very noisy at its maximum speed (in this case, it is 5,500RPM).