Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Published: 20th April 2006 | Source: Fry's Electronics (Outpost.com) | Price: |
In the line of overclocking, one of the most important things, if not the most important thing after stepping, is cooling. Without it, you could find your processor burning out in minutes; with it, higher clocks can be achieved at the same voltages.
Today I will be reviewing one of Thermaltake's latest forays into the field: the Big Typhoon. Will this monster of a heatsink prove to be as powerful as it is large? Will it allow me to hit the Big Three GHZ? Read on and find out...
The Big Typhoon comes in fairly minimilastic packing; a simple "pop-open" blisterpack dominated by the cooler itself. You are able to see the cooler, a small box that holds the accesories, and a simple cardboard slide showing the name.
On the back, there is a cardboard holder that shows the specifications.
Popping open the package, we can see they placed a large foam piece between the fin area and base for added support. I was rather disappointed to see that Thermaltake didn't think to put any protection between the base and the cardboard cup. Cardboard is quite rough and can marr the base.