Introduction of the Thermaltake ISGC-300 CPU Cooler
In my time with reviewing and running a website built around enthusiast hardware I have ever seen Thermaltake sitting around waiting for develop the next best thing. No matter if it’s a case, cooler or a enclosure for data storage I am never short of having something to review from them. It is often that I get a box of goodies from them; it’s like Christmas some days around here sometimes. And about two weeks ago it was one of those Christmas days at the Pro-Clockers address. The box we got was a handful of coolers all based on the new ISGC line. And today we will be bring you the biggest of the lineup, the ISGC-300.
The ISGC-300 from Thermaltake is the biggest of the five coolers under this series. The ISGC-300 is based heavily on the commonly used tower design. Granted the tower arrangement offers the best cooling to date when it comes to air and the ISGC-300 should fall in there with this belief. But what else the cooler offer is a new take on fan and fan blades. All new fan motor and redesign blades is what the ISGC series is all about. And we get to take our first look at one.
A word from Thermaltake about the ISGC-300
For ISGC coolers, your choice will depend on your needs. ISGC-100 and ISGC-200 are equipped with 9cm PWM fan to automatically adjust the fan speed according to the CPU temperature; ISGC-300 and ISGC-400 feature with 12cm speed controlled fan for users to adjust the fan speed according to their needs. Granted as of today the tower.
Packaging and contents
No matter what you have purchased from Thermaltake in the past few years chances are it came in a shiny black box boasting their classic orange logo. Yeah, the ISGC-300 is no different. On the front is a solid image of the cooler and the fan which the name is based on. Also, on the front is a drawing of Zoe, the Greek goddess of victory. The back and side all showcase a list features and installation illustrations.
|Heatsink Dimension||126(L) x 71(W) x 161(H) mm|
4.96(L) x 2.8″(W) x 6.34(H) in
|Heatsink Material||Aluminum Fins|
Aluminum Extrusion Cover + Copper Base
|Heat pipe||Ø 6 mm x 4|
|Fan Dimension||Ø 120 x 25 mm|
|Fan Speed||800 ~ 1300 RPM|
|Bearing Type||Hydro Dynamic|
|Noise Level||16 dBA|
|Max. Air Flow||58.3 CFM|
|Max. Air Pressure||1.4 mmH2O|
|Power Connector||3 Pins|
|Rated Voltage||12 V|
|Started Voltage||7 V|
|Innovative Silent Fan with Advanced Technology|
* Unique ISGC Fan Blade
* Hydro Dynamic Bearing (HDB)
|The Ultimate Copper+ Base Architecture x 4 Heatpipes|
|Individual 33 Sawtooth Tower Fins|
|Support multi-socket mounting system for LGA1366, LGA775, AM2, AM2+|
– ISGC Fan Technology
The pure white 120mm VRFanTM which is designed by the Thermaltake to pursuit noiseless environment. Therefore Thermaltake design to reduce the turbulence and the friction between air and fan
– Hydro Dynamic Bearing (HDB) Technology
Improved fan operation stability and noise production for extended overall product durability
– The Ultimate Copper+ Base Architecture x 4 Heatpipes
Mirror Copper Base deliver 100% touch between CPU and Cooler. Meanwhile, 4 Cooper Heatpipes create the best heat transferring.
– Individual 33 Sawtooth Tower Fins
Thermaltake designs Tower Sawtooth onto the fins. With these sawtooth indentations, the cold air intake becomes smoother. The maximum cooling performance and noise is controlled thus can be optimized through 33 Sawtooth Tower Fins