Heatsinks are an essential part of a system for
enthusiasts. It is hard to choose the right one when you have
so many options available to you. There are many companies that
have taken air-cooling to the next level. Thermaltake is one of
those companies that come into mind when discussing heatsinks.
They have extensive line of processor coolers to choose from.
Today we will be taking a look at the Extreme Volcano 12 HSF that
claims good performance and overclocking enhancements. Let’s
see how the Extreme Volcano 12 HSF competes with few of the best
heatsinks we have gathered.
There were two fan controllers, one thermal sensor,
one installation guide, necessary screws, and a small pouch of
Thermaltake has always included matching fan controllers
with every one of their latest heatsinks and the Extreme Volcano
12 was no different. Small bracket controller is made out steel
with the knob in the center and Thermaltake’s logo on the
right. Second controller that installs in a 3.5” drive bay
is built out of aluminum with the knob in the center and Thermaltake’s
logo on the knob. The aluminum controller is finely finished and
uses the color silver to add to its beauty.
All screws were included to properly install the
heatsink and the controllers. Thermal sensor and the compound
were added to closely measure and control temperatures. The manual,
as always, was easy to understand and follow.