Thermaltake Big Typhoon

Appearance

Appearance

What can I say: this thing is HUGE! It most certainly lives up to its name as "Big."

Comparison with stock heatsink

This thing features a copper base, 6 copper heatpipes, and aluminum fins.

Side A Side B

Thermaltake also included a fan grill bearing their logo already installed. A nice touch.

Fan and Grill

Pulling off the fan and looking inside, we can see that there are actually 2 sets of fins, each with 3 of the heatpipes going through them.

Aluminum Fins

The base finish, unfortunately, was rather deplorable. It looks and feels rather rough. A nice lapping job would probably increase performance for those willing to take the time.

Base finish

Noise

I decided to power on the fan outside of the case. This thing was very quiet, giving off a very low pitched hum. I feel it probably isn't the rated 16 dba; however it is quiet enough to be undetectable in a normal computer environment.
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Most Recent Comments

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!Quote

23-04-2006, 08:30:46

Ham
Nice piece of writting WC. Puts everything bar the ninja to shame size wise i think...Quote

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...Quote

23-04-2006, 10:36:36

Raven
why not lap it and rerun the tests to se how big of a change it does ?Quote

23-04-2006, 13:18:40

NickS
Nice review WC

Very thorough testing.

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