Thermaltake Big Typhoon

Introduction


Introduction

In the line of overclocking, one of the most important things, if not the most important thing after stepping, is cooling. Without it, you could find your processor burning out in minutes; with it, higher clocks can be achieved at the same voltages.

Today I will be reviewing one of Thermaltake's latest forays into the field: the Big Typhoon. Will this monster of a heatsink prove to be as powerful as it is large? Will it allow me to hit the Big Three GHZ? Read on and find out...

Packaging

Front of Package Back of Package

The Big Typhoon comes in fairly minimilastic packing; a simple "pop-open" blisterpack dominated by the cooler itself. You are able to see the cooler, a small box that holds the accesories, and a simple cardboard slide showing the name.

Package Specifications

On the back, there is a cardboard holder that shows the specifications.

Supporting Foam Cardboard base cup

Popping open the package, we can see they placed a large foam piece between the fin area and base for added support. I was rather disappointed to see that Thermaltake didn't think to put any protection between the base and the cardboard cup. Cardboard is quite rough and can marr the base.
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Most Recent Comments

23-04-2006, 06:56:19

WC Annihilus
Yes I've finally gotten it up. See how it performs here...

23-04-2006, 07:41:26

FragTek
Rumor has it that lapping the base on those babies is a must for optimal performance.

Great review mate!

23-04-2006, 08:30:46

Ham
Nice piece of writting WC. Puts everything bar the ninja to shame size wise i think...

23-04-2006, 08:32:25

WC Annihilus
Also possibly the Tuniq Tower. I'm debating whether to add results when switchin the fan to med speed Panaflo or not...

23-04-2006, 10:36:36

Raven
why not lap it and rerun the tests to se how big of a change it does ?

23-04-2006, 13:18:40

NickS
Nice review WC

Very thorough testing.

Nick

24-04-2006, 05:55:24

PV5150
Absolutely awesome review WC, you are to be congratulated. Your style was very fluid and the review very comprehensive. Perhaps, if possible, it'd be cool to get the BT lapped and then make a comparison. As per Raven's suggestion. It's definitely a beefy cooler, and worth a look for a well ventilated case
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