SilverStone Tundra TD02-E AIO Review
Published: 16th April 2015 | Source: SilverStone | Price: 75.80 |
Up Close: Cold Plate and Assembled Unit
Rather than use a dense plastic body to encase the pump and cold plate internals, SilverStone have opted for a Nickel coated Unibond Aluminium body, and it has to be said that the cold plate is a thing of beauty. The whole aesthetic though is slightly let down by the plastic rotating 90 degree fittings. On the plus side, the TD02-E only has the one cable sprouting from it's cold plate, and nicely braided it is too.
Look at that copper contact plate, just look at it. Isn't it stunning. Well we think it is anyway. If you haven't already twigged, what makes it look different is the lack of screws holding it to the Aluminium body. This does of course mean it's either glued or soldered, but without pulling one apart it's hard to say for sure.
The white bladed fans attach to the radiator by means of small headed screws. There are sufficient screws for mounting fans on one side of the radiator and to the case, but of course the radiator does have mounting holes on both sides,
All of the mounting holes benefit from rubber dampers which should help to reduce noise via transmitted vibration. When assembled with 25mm thick fans the whole lot comes in at 52mm thick which means it will fit into most cases where a roof mounted rad is on the cards. All in all we think it's a pretty tidy package.