Thermaltake Big Typhoon



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.

Great Performance
Quiet Operation
Includes Fan Grill

Difficult Installation
Dependent on Air (may require case modding)
Low Quality Base Lapping
Slightly Costly

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Most Recent Comments

23-04-2006, 07:41:26

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

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

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

23-04-2006, 13:18:40

Nice review WC

Very thorough testing.


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