Titan Amanda TEC Cooler

A Closer Look At The Cooler

 
The Cooler
 
After removing the cooler from its packaging, the first thing that struck me was its size. The cooler is rather large, but this isn't really an oddity among high end CPU heatsinks these days. I think it was made a fair bit chunkier by the inclusion of the two 92mm fans. It sports some flashy stickers depicting a scantily clad broad with a sword on both the sides and top of the plastic cover. The cover creates a wind tunnel effect, ensuring that the two fans' airflow is directed properly.
 
Amanda_side Amanda_top
 
The Amanda carries 8 heat pipes total, with four protruding from the hot plate of the pelt and four (kind of strangely) from the cold plate.
 
TEC
 
The TEC is sandwiched between the hot and cold plates of the cooler, which is held together by quite tightly sprung pins with a type of circular clip. A jungle of wires surround the base leading to the TEC itself, with the little thermocouples on the base of the unit and the fans on each side, all leading to two plugs situated under the intake fan.
 
Bottom
 
The underside is made up of copper according to the box. Presumably it has been plated with something to make it look better and/or last longer. The base of the cooler wasn't nicely polished like many we see, but it proved to be flat enough to make good contact when tested on a piece of glass with a drop of water. Note the picture here shows the base with the 775 mounting hardware in place.
 
Fan
 
The fans of the Amanda were installed via some rather clever rubber pushpin-style mounts. They did a good job of holding the fans at a distance from any part of the cooler that might cause a rattle. The fans themselves were branded as Titan's own, and according to the specifications, rated at 1500RPM at <20dB. The fins of the fans were painted silver and certainly looked the part.
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09-06-2008, 18:04:48

Ham
Today in the Overclock3d labs we put the Titan Amanda to the test. Look inside to see if she's got what it TECs.

Review

09-06-2008, 18:23:03

Mullet
Nice review - that is one beefy cooler....

09-06-2008, 18:32:51

TonyG
Good review, but to me looks abit top heavy

09-06-2008, 20:53:15

Rastalovich
Good read, but I`m not impressed with the TEC at this point.

Price vS established air coolers, I don`t think it`s "good-enough" for something that is riding on the back of being more-special than just an air cooler.

If the temps were better, the price would be ok for me. If the temps are what they are, the price has to come down.

10-06-2008, 05:38:07

!TIMMY!
Nice review Ham! It is massive!

10-06-2008, 05:55:05

Raging
Bad pun!,nice review dude it actually looks a half decent performer.

10-06-2008, 10:49:59

Hassan
One Big FAN. Holy Cow!!!
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