Asus Triton 81 Skt1366 CPU Cooler
ConclusionThe Asus Triton is a very proficient cooler, proven by our test results. It consistently out performed the stock cooler and while that is not exactly groundbreaking it did cope well with the heat being omitted from our CPU even at a 3.8ghz overclock.
The heatsink itself is a very good looking unit and would look tidy on any motherboard. The now standard heatpipes found on most aftermarket CPU coolers are not intrusive and the fin arrangement is not so big that it should interfere with any other on board chipset cooling.
The Blue LED fans are near silent when the CPU is idle but can become very loud when the CPU hits 60c. This is where the problem lies with using smaller 92mm fans as opposed to the larger 120mm variants found on the Tritons rivals such as the Thermalright Ultra. Noise. As always, noise is very subjective but I'm sure that unless you are hard of hearing, the noise the Triton puts out will become disturbing at best which is unfortunate as the cooler does have a lot of redeeming qualities.
So while I have no hesitations on recommending this cooler to anyone looking for an alternative to the very basic Intel CPU cooler, I would find it difficult to recommend it to any ardent overclocker looking for a quiet life. At £40+ I can't help but feel there must be something better out there.
- Fan attachments, no fiddly clips to use
- 92mm Fans instead of 120mm
- Small base plate
- Noise , louder than the stock cooler.
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