Author: Greg Baden
The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is basically a vertical, hence VT, version of the original Thermaltake SpinQ, except the VT has a red LED while the regular SpinQ has a blue LED. A little over a year ago we got the opportunity to review the original SpinQ.
The SpinQ is basically compromised of a stack of 50 circular aluminum fins. Each fin is slightly rotated, hence the name SpinQ, and contains 11 edges. A plastic fan grill helps hold the fan and route the power cable out the top of the cooler.
A lot of other CPU coolers that we’ve reviewed have had a large gap in between the fins, but the SpinQ VT has much smaller distance in between the fins. Perhaps this is better cooling for the circular fan, which I think resembles more of a turbine than a fan; we’ll find out later on in the review.
The cooling system on the SpinQ VT is composed of three 6mm ‘U-shaped’ copper heatpipes. They extend all the way to the top of the heatsink and are capped off at the top.
The base, composed of copper and aluminum, has a highly polished surface which has been seen to be great for cooling.
The SpinQ doesn’t have a PWM fan controller built in, but it does have a small knob which allows you to adjust the fan speeds between low and high (1000-16000RPM).