Engine 17 1U Low-Profile CPU Cooler from Thermaltake

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Humanoid_1 Master Guru

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    Kinda neat, some decent engineering went into that. Make sure your PC has it's dust filters in place or that think will clog up faster than most I suspect.
     
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    The already existing Thermaltake Engine 27 was reasonable for its size, but of course its cooling performance wasn't the best. It's good for a very small form factor with a pretty damn low TDP. CPU's with a TDP of 65W would already push the Thermaltake Engine 27 to a lot of noise. A bit lower TDP though (Pentium and below), and it is a great cooler. It looks interesting as well.

    But an Engine 17, I really don't see how that would perform good enough. It's even thinner. Maybe if the price is low enough it'd work well for Celeron chips.
     
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    FYI, TechPowerUp is reporting that the TDP is 35W for the Engine 17 (65W for the Engine 27).
     

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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    I still like it more than that CM UFO thing... :p
     
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    Its interesting from an engineering perspective but at the same time it's a pointless product.
     
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    Yes and no. The only part that makes this pointless is how short they made it. From what I can tell in the photo, it seems to be shorter than the RAM (of which, is a common height). They could've used that extra depth to add more metal (and therefore increase the TDP rating, or at least reduce the fan speed). Otherwise, I can see this design being particularly useful for various ultra-slim applications.
     
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    I like the look of this and it's an interesting idea that they've actually incorporated the rotating metal fan to be an actual part of the heatsink in terms of heat dissipation actually happening from the surfaces of the metal fan itself - so the metal fan is dual purpose: 1) to move air through the heatsink fins 2) to dissipate heat from the surface of the fan itself. How this actually performs would be interesting to see - I'd imagine it would be somewhere along the lines of laptop cooling proportions, perhaps marginally better than that.
     

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