Thermaltake Big Typhoon

Appearance

Appearance

What can I say: this thing is HUGE! It most certainly lives up to its name as "Big."

Comparison with stock heatsink

This thing features a copper base, 6 copper heatpipes, and aluminum fins.

Side A Side B

Thermaltake also included a fan grill bearing their logo already installed. A nice touch.

Fan and Grill

Pulling off the fan and looking inside, we can see that there are actually 2 sets of fins, each with 3 of the heatpipes going through them.

Aluminum Fins

The base finish, unfortunately, was rather deplorable. It looks and feels rather rough. A nice lapping job would probably increase performance for those willing to take the time.

Base finish

Noise

I decided to power on the fan outside of the case. This thing was very quiet, giving off a very low pitched hum. I feel it probably isn't the rated 16 dba; however it is quiet enough to be undetectable in a normal computer environment.
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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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