SilverStone Tundra TD02-E AIO Review

Up Close: Cold Plate and Assembled Unit

SilverStone Tundra TD02-E

Up Close:  Cold Plate and Assembled Unit

Rather than use a dense plastic body to encase the pump and cold plate internals, SilverStone have opted for a Nickel coated Unibond Aluminium body, and it has to be said that the cold plate is a thing of beauty.  The whole aesthetic though is slightly let down by the plastic rotating 90 degree fittings.  On the plus side, the TD02-E only has the one cable sprouting from it's cold plate, and nicely braided it is too.

SilverStone Tundra TD02-E     SilverStone Tundra TD02-E

 

Look at that copper contact plate, just look at it.  Isn't it stunning.  Well we think it is anyway.  If you haven't already twigged, what makes it look different is the lack of screws holding it to the Aluminium body.  This does of course mean it's either glued or soldered, but without pulling one apart it's hard to say for sure.

SilverStone Tundra TD02-E     SilverStone Tundra TD02-E  

 

The white bladed fans attach to the radiator by means of small headed screws.  There are sufficient screws for mounting fans on one side of the radiator and to the case, but of course the radiator does have mounting holes on both sides,

SilverStone Tundra TD02-E     SilverStone Tundra TD02-E

 

All of the mounting holes benefit from rubber dampers which should help to reduce noise via transmitted vibration.  When assembled with 25mm thick fans the whole lot comes in at 52mm thick which means it will fit into most cases where a roof mounted rad is on the cards.  All in all we think it's a pretty tidy package.

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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2015, 09:19:37

You_What?
Damn it, got to replace my TD02 now.Quote

16-04-2015, 09:57:53

AlienALX
Nice.

Nowhere near as pretty as the last one though.Quote

16-04-2015, 10:13:30

You_What?
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Originally Posted by Vault-Tec View Post
Nice.

Nowhere near as pretty as the last one though.
On second looks, you're right.

I knew something didn't look as good as the one I've got, its the radiator. Quote

16-04-2015, 10:21:31

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by You_What? View Post
On second looks, you're right.

I knew something didn't look as good as the one I've got, its the radiator.
Yeah that one is absolutely frigging gorgeous. On this one the rad just looks like a boggy stock one.

They've taken the alu top off too, price no doubt. The last one was quite expensive and wasn't uber performance wise but god damn it looked good.Quote

16-04-2015, 12:00:40

shambles1980
i was not overly impressed with the tundra i had. which made me get back in to custom loop water cooling.
Having said that it did cool the system. it just could not stand up to an overclocked IBT run.
And i some how doubt many if any AIO's could.
I also see they have widened the tubing compared to mine so that should be a plus.

also i dont see if it says they used copper or aluminium rad, the one i had was aluminium which would contribute to slightly worse heat dissipation.Quote
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