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-- Thermal Take Volcano 6Cu/6Cu+ Socket Cooler
-- Price: ~ $20.00 USD
-- 09.19.2001
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1 2 3

   Following the great line of products that Thermal Take has brought to the cooling table, they are hard at work always perfecting 'the' cooler.  Last time we had their Volcano 5 on the review block, it did decent for an aluminum based unit with a lower speed fan.  Since then, they have took the V5 design and added something extra to create the Volcano 6Cu and 6Cu+.

   What makes this Volcano 5 copy, different? It sports a high speed fan (7000 rpms) and a copper core!  If you read our Dragon Orb 3 review, it utilizes the same idea.  Have an aluminum based unit, with a copper core to help dissipate heat faster.

   The V6 Cu/+ and the V5 are nearly identical.  From the rippled design on the fins to the mounting clips, these are virtually the same units.  What is strange is that, from a general survey of most retailers the price are almost equal too!  Coming in at about $20 each, we'll see if the copper aided 6Cu is the better deal of the two.

   There are two (2) versions of the 6Cu, the 6Cu and the 6Cu+.  We're going to test both versions out, which differ only by the fan speeds.  The regular version is equipped with a 4550rpm fan, while the + version uses a 7000rpm fan.  The + version will definitely be louder, pumping out about 38CFMs, it may not be suited for the consumer that wants the 'quiet' case.

   Some specs on the V6Cu series of coolers straight off of Thermal Takes website:

Fan Dimension
60x60x25 mm
Rated Voltage
Started Voltage
Power Input
FAN Speed
455010% RPM
10% RPM (+ version)
Max. Air Flow
32 CFM
Interface Material
Bergquist 225U
80x60x65 mm
Bearing System
Ball Bearing
Life Time
50,000 hours


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