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.
+ Cooling ability
+ Looks pretty good
+ Easy Installation
* Cables, cables everywhere
- Price compared to some other high end air coolers
Thanks go out to Titan
for providing the review sample.
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