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Since both coolers use the same mounting method and hardware, the Jing has been chosen to show just how the installation goes. Its outward footprint is smaller and should allow for a better view of the mounting system once assembled. The Jing should have the fans removed prior to installation and the Frio OCK should have the entire fan assembly removed so that the mounting screws can be accessed. Starting with AMD systems, the stock motherboard mounts will need to be removed. Next, the plastic back plate is placed on the back side of the motherboard with the AMD lettering facing away. Four bolts thread through each hole in the back plate and through the mounting points in the motherboard. A black plastic spacer is threaded over each bolt followed by an AMD mounting bar on each end and then everything is capped off with a metal nut to hold it all in place. The rest of the hardware goes onto the cooler itself in the form of a T-bar on each side that are secured using two screws for each. When securing the T-bars to the Jing I ran into my first snag. "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong." Fine, I'll set aside the Sesame Street references for a moment.
It seems that every day I get on the Internet, I am pelted with advertisements for CPU cooling hardware and it never ceases to amaze me the amount of innovation and new features that go into these things year after year. The fact that something with only one main goal, keeping your processor cool, can remain in a market and stay fresh surely says something about the companies behind them. The market for these heatsinks and other cooling devices has absolutely exploded over the past five years and the expansion rate certainly has not slowed down. More people every year are becoming more tech-savvy, and those certain folks have the general understanding that a cooler processor will last longer and remain healthy throughout its life. These users want the best for their expensive hardware, so they all turn to the big names to protect their silicon gems. Thermaltake is one of the manufacturers that has been in the game since even before this explosion, and has continued to adapt and improve its products over the years to meet the needs of the huge market that exists today. Today, in the spotlight of this review is the Thermaltake Jing CPU cooler.
CPU coolers come in many different shapes and sizes, but I’m pretty sure the Thermaltake Jing will surprise you with its bright green color scheme. The Jing also has two unique fans which provide more airflow than your typical fan, five 6mm heatpipes, and nickel plated metals all around. Will this bright CPU cooler work well in your case or will you have some issues? Read on further to see what our findings were. Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing us with the Jing CPU Cooler to review. The Thermaltake Jing follows the typical Thermaltake CPU cooler packaging with a high quality retail box. Some of the box follows the red/black Thermaltake color scheme, but for the most part there’s a unique design to the box due to the green nature of the Jing. The first thing that will stand out to you is the green color scheme of the Jing, since there really aren’t any other CPU coolers out there that are green. The front of the box shows a side view of the Jing along with some of the features of the cooler. The back goes into more detail about the features of the cooler. Inside the box you’ll find the CPU cooler well protected along with the Installation Guide and Accessory Package, which has all of the parts nicely laid out.
Today, we have for your consideration the Thermaltake Jing CPU cooler. The Jing is a reinterpretation of the Frio, done up in white and green to contrast the Frio’s red-and-black scheme. Also in contrast with the Frio, which is designed with performance in mind, the Jing is designed to run silent; Thermaltake claims 16 dBA at minimum speed. They don’t list the sound level at maximum power, but take my word for it – it’s quiet. Though quiet, Thermaltake didn’t compromise performance with the Jing rated for up to a 200 watt CPU. I found upon casual inspection that the highest-wattage i7 is 130 watts peak, leaving plenty of overhead for overclock, or under-volting the fans in order to keep things running silently. This performance is achieved by the use of a very large radiator block, kept warm by five heat pipes, both ends of which extend through the entire radiator block. This is in turn cooled by a pair of 120 mm fans in a push-pull configuration. The included backplate is a fiber-reinforced polymer that’s light and stiff. It is also double-sided for compatibility; one side is mounted for AMD Athlon, Phenom, or any of your other AM2/3 chips, and the other fits Intel’s LGA775, 1155, 1156, and the 1366. We test-fitted the Jing to our test rig, detailed below. For testing purposes, every component was running at stock speeds.
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