Page 1:Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
Page 2:Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Page 3:Installing The Nepton 280L
Page 4:SilverStone Tundra TD02
Page 5:Installing The Tundra TD02
Page 6:Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
Page 7:Installing The Water3.0 Pro
Page 8:Zalman Reserator3 Max
Page 9:Installing The Resorator3 Max
Page 10:Test Hardware Configuration
Page 11:Cooling Results And Fan Speed
Page 12:Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
Page 13:What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?
SilverStone Tundra TD02
Seeking the cooling advantages of a larger radiator, but without the fitment problems many builders face from 140 mm units, SilverStone made the radiator of its Tundra TD02 thicker than average. Its dual 120 mm fans fit a wider variety of cases, though the 2.8”-thick assembly might not work in some.
The TD02 arrives configured for Intel’s square mounting hole pattern, but that bracket can be swapped-out for its AMD-compatible counterpart. A universal support plate that fits both AMD and Intel interfaces includes a spacer for LGA 775-based motherboards.
The pump assembly features an ultra-fine sanded base to mate superbly with the heat spreaders of most CPUs. Replaceable brackets above it are attached with screws to its sides.
Like the previously-detailed Nepton, SilverStone’s TD02 uses four-pin PWM fan connectors with a three-pin pump power connector. An included 4-pin Y-cable reduces motherboard dependency to two headers.
- Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
- Cooler Master Nepton 280L
- Installing The Nepton 280L
- SilverStone Tundra TD02
- Installing The Tundra TD02
- Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
- Installing The Water3.0 Pro
- Zalman Reserator3 Max
- Installing The Resorator3 Max
- Test Hardware Configuration
- Cooling Results And Fan Speed
- Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
- What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?