Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Published: 20th April 2006 | Source: Fry's Electronics (Outpost.com) | Price: |Conclusion
Thermaltake has put out a powerful contender in the air cooling field. It managed to beat out (theoretically of course, but no doubt true) the stock AMD heatsink by a solid amount despite being half-starved for air. That being said, as tests continued, we saw a larger and larger dependence on space and air. For some people, providing for these needs will require a bit of case modding, thus making this option less attractive. Also, mounting was a large pain with several difficulties, some of which could have been avoided with better design. However, despite all of this, it is well worth the labor.
Pricewise, this is one of the higher options (currently £24.95 at Overclockers and $52.99 at Jab-Tech), but you most certainly get what you pay for.
Includes Fan Grill
Dependent on Air (may require case modding)
Low Quality Base Lapping
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