The Thermaltake Contac 29 is supplied in a very bright and attractively designed box which appeals to the purist in me. No stupid dragons or mermaids on the front – just a great angled shot of the cooler on a plain white background.
After the outer cover is removed we see the cooler is carefully enclosed inside strong cardboard with a protective felt cover to help stop any residual damage.
The cardboard unfolds delicately to reveal the Contac 29 …
…which is rather pretty. The bright orange fan really catches the eye and is beautifully finished.
The fan is a 120mm model and is 25mm thick. It spins at 2,000 rpm and draws around 2.3 watts of power. Using the 4 pin connector we recorded very low spin speeds throughout our testing, normally between 1000-1800 rpm. It is rated at 33 dBa (max) which should present a nice peaceful experience.
If the single fan is not enough you can attach another to the reverse side to create a ‘push/pull’ airflow mechanic for improved cooling. The heatsink weighs 558 grams with the fan attached, its substantial, but not in the same ‘fat category’ as the high end models currently on the market.