TTIC NPH Big
Provided by: TTIC
nPowertek/TTIC has been a regular here at Madshrimps for the past several years, they have consistently updated their CPU heatsinks design to match the latest platforms and industry trends. Their main driving force for their products is the use of a heat column in the center of the heatsink, which makes direct contact with the CPU and dissipates heat quickly, delivering impressive performance numbers overall.
Their latest additions is their most ambitious product yet, the NPH Big, as the name implies, is a huge 1kg+ tower cooling with a large dissipation surface made from aluminum fins.Platform compatibility: Intel Socket 775
Fan Support: 120mm (fan included - ~2500rpm)
Dimensions: 150x127x77 mm
Weight (with fan): 1058gr
Inside the retail package you find a backplate, a transparent 120mm fan, mounting clips, small tube of thermal paste and a manual on how to get the fan onto the heatsink. There are no instructions included on how to install the cooler onto the CPU, but it’s a straight forward process, as the mounting screws are pre-attached to the heatsink construction.
The aluminum fins are spread out to cover the size of a 120mm fan, this makes the NPH Big one of the largest heatsinks tested to date. Below you can see a direct photo comparison with the Scythe Infinity (which is not a small either either).
The base of the NPH Big is the bottom of the heat column, which has been lapped almost to perfection:
To get this monster onto your CPU you’ll need to take your motherboard out of the case, put the back plate… on the back, and then screw the heatsink on tight:
If you have a larger chipset heatsink there might be a fitting issue, while the NPH Big does clear the area around the socket, there’s not much room left:
The S775 mounting method allows you to rotate the heatsink in 90°C steps (if you have room inside your case/ around the CPU socket) , so we got the NPH Big lined up perfectly with the rear exhaust fan:
Ready for testing!