Thermaltake Big Typhoon CPU Cooler Review

by AkG     |     April 30, 2008

Thermaltake Big Typhoon CPU Cooler Review

Manufacturer Product Page: Big Typhoon - CL-P0114
Product Number: CL-P0114
Availability: Now
Price: Click Here to Check Prices
Warranty: 3 years

Today we will be looking at what many consider to be the king of the down-draft coolers: the Thermaltake Big Typhoon. When this big guy was first release back in 2005 it made quite the splash (pardon the pun) as it was truly a step forward in the world of air cooling technology. Back then, not only was it purported to give amazingly low temperatures to both the CPU and the motherboard but do it at near inaudible noise levels. Many a reviewer compared its noise and cooling potential to that of entry level water cooling systems and in our books that is mighty big praise indeed!

This of course was then and this is now. What was the best yesterday may have been surpassed by other newer and even more advanced designs. While this is sometimes true there is usually more than a grain of truth in the old adage “just because something is newer doesn’t mean it’s necessarily better”. Even though this may not be the most modern of CPU coolers, we needed to take a look at it after all of the coolers we have reviewed.

After more than three years on the market, the Big Typhoon’s price has come down some since its introduction and is available from many retailers and e-tailers throughout Canada, the US and rest of the world. Just the fact that it is STILL available speaks volumes about the legendary name Thermaltake's super-cooler made for itself.

Today’s review will hopefully be able to answer whether or not this really is the king of the down draft coolers and more importantly if it is still a contender to the ultimate title of King of Air Coolers. This is very exciting for us as it is not every day one has the opportunity to not only see but actually participate in Regicide. So will it be “Long lived the King” or will it be “The King is Dead!...Long live the (new) King”?


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