Thermaltake Big Typhoon

Performance Cont.

Performance: Stock Fan, 120mm hole

2.20 ghz, 1.4v core:

120mm hole, 2.20 ghz, 1.40v idle 120mm hole, 2.20 ghz, 1.40v load

2.87 ghz, 1.44v core:

120mm hole, 2.87 ghz, 1.44v idle 120mm hole, 2.87 ghz, 1.44v load

3.01 ghz, 1.52v core:

120mm hole, 3.01 ghz, 1.52v idle 120mm hole, 3.01 ghz, 1.52v load

Wow, some major improvements here, up to 4°C! However, when I placed my hand by the hole, I felt very little air moving; it seems that the fan is not strong enough to fully utilize the available fresh air. That ready supply could be put to good use with the help of a 120mm fan and will probably make a difference. Let's find out shall we...
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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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