Thermaltake Big Typhoon:
Supplied by: Thermaltake
Thermaltake was absent from my last roundup and many readers suggested I did something about that. I contacted Thermaltake and they were happy to provide their latest and best heatsink for review, the Big Typhoon.
It’s on of their big boys alright; equipped 6 heat pipes and having a 120mm fan for cooling it towers over your motherboard. First impressions were good.
The Big Typhoon is not extremely new, priced very competitive: ~€35
It comes in a stylish retail package:Specifications :
Compatibility:AMD: Athlon64/64+ Socket754/940/939
Intel S478 and S775
Fan included: 120x120x25mm (54.4CFM)
Heatsink Dimensions: L122xW122xH103mm
In the Box :
A large collection of mounting gear for the different platforms
A detailed picture manual
A small bag of generic thermal compound
The Big Typhoon is colossal, at first sight when you see it installed you might think of a Thermalright XP-120 on steroids. It larger and heavier than any other heatsink I’ve seen yet which has its fan installed to blow air onto the motherboard.
A profile shot reveals that there is quite a bit of room left below the aluminum fins ; allowing the air to escape.
The base is made out of copper and joins the 6 copper heat pipes. Finishing is "ok" but lapping the base might improve performance by a degree or two.
Looking closer at the Big Typhoon with the fan removed the layout of the heat pipes and the aluminum fins does ring a bell. If you were to enlarge the base of the Sonic Tower and then bend the heat pipes into a different shape you basically get:
The 120mm has a custom paint job, sleeved 3-pin cable
This fan was an excellent choice by Thermaltake, more on the next page ->