ThermalTake BlueOrb FX CPU Fan Shows Temp, Noise Level

ThermalTake's original BlueOrb has been a favorite for DIY PC builders, with its great cooling and relatively low noise level. How could ThermalTake improve on that gigantic design? How about by putting a spinning LED in there that displays the temperature and noise level?

On the performance side, this upgraded model does cool "a lot better than the stokc intel cooler", but isn't terribly quiet, and doesn't cool enough for overclocking. Plus, the temperature's only in Celcius and the decibel meter is only theoretical noise level, not an actual noise reading.

In the end we're not sure how practical displaying this info on the actual CPU fan is, but it sure is neat. Hit the jump for a video.

ThermalTake BlueOrb FX [DVHardware]