SilverStone Tundra TD02 LITE Review
Published: 28th July 2015 | Source: SilverStone | Price: 68.99 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Radiator and Pump Assembly
In what we feel is a wise choice, SilverStone have done away with the Brazing fins of the original model. Instead they have opted for a traditional folded fin design mated to an all Aluminium Radiator. The fin Density is 20fpi making the radiator very similar to the one used on the CoolerMaster Nepton 240M (Just sayin).
You get 310mm of very flexible rubber tubing to play with which is about average for an AIO and should be plenty unless you're planning on sticking the cooler in the front of the case a long way from the CPU.
The tubing meets the cold plate via a pair of 90 degree elbows. These can rotate a fair way as the picture below left shows. Unlike the original version, the copper contact plate is not bonded to the pump body, instead utilising good old fashioned screws. The assembly comes with Intel fittings already attached, but these can be easily removed in favour of AMD brackets if you need to. The business end of the contact plate has it where it counts though with 0.2mm Copper Micro channels inside to help maximise heat transfer.
Also gone is the shiny nickel metal pump body of the original, making the LITE version look very normal and not dissimilar to a good few other units on the market that share a common origin. The LITE does though come with the trademark SilverStone snowflake logo, which lights up Blue when the unit is powered.
With the fans attached the LITE measures 273x120x52mm (LxWxD) meaning that it's compact enough to make itself useful as an AOI.
OK, so its not nearly as glamorous as the full fat version, but then it doesn't cost quite as much, and besides, it's not exactly ugly is it.