Titan Amanda TEC Cooler


Thermoelectric coolers have always made me raise a skeptical eyebrow. The idea behind them always seemed impractical to me. The Amanda, however, has taken the idea and simplified it to a level that the average user can adopt into their everyday setup.
The cooling ability of the Amanda was quite satisfactory. The results with the Q6600 show that it's a capable heatsink, beating Intel's reference design outright. Unfortunately, I get the sinking feeling that the very point that the Amanda tries to sell itself with is the very point that lets it down. The TEC turning on and off with no user control got a tad unnerving at times. The air emerging from the exhaust fan on the unit was really quite hot, making me wonder if Titan would have been better avoiding the TEC and having a solid base. Nit picks aside, the Amanda delivers exactly what it promises and does it quietly.  
The Amanda can be found over at Tekheads for the sum of £64.04. This is quite a steep price considering that other, simpler coolers can be had for less.
The Good
+ Cooling ability
+ Looks pretty good
+ Easy Installation

The Mediocre
* Cables, cables everywhere

The Bad
- Price compared to some other high end air coolers
Thanks go out to Titan for providing the review sample.
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Most Recent Comments

09-06-2008, 18:23:03

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

09-06-2008, 18:32:51

Good review, but to me looks abit top heavyQuote

09-06-2008, 20:53:15

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.Quote

10-06-2008, 05:38:07

Nice review Ham! It is massive!Quote

10-06-2008, 05:55:05

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

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