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Thread: Sen's TT Sonic Tower Review
05-15-05, 09:16 PM #1
Sen's TT Sonic Tower Review
I know its kinda too late in this reguard, but I wanted to spread the word. This thing is a beast. Only sink that I can honestally say is a true XP-120 killer. With a ****tier fan than what I am using on mine, this thing outpeforms my Delta SHE with the XP120.
Here are the pix.
<note that i modded the sink to move the fan to the center>
If you look closely this sink can be modded to use 3 (120mm) fans if you buy an additional mounting plate from TT. Something worth looking at for the die-hards of air-cooling.
Case = 37C
CPU = 41C
Case = 38C
CPU = 46C
What impressed me most of all, is that this thing managed to keep my pressie below 65C in BIOS. While this is a big achievement what impressed me more was that I had forgotten to clear CMOS. It was actually @ 4.1ghz with 1.48v ....Very impressive to say the least.
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05-15-05, 09:19 PM #2
4c above case temp thats better then my wc
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05-15-05, 09:20 PM #3
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05-15-05, 09:34 PM #4Originally Posted by d94
05-15-05, 09:36 PM #5
So are you selling your XP-120 then?? hehe..
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05-15-05, 09:38 PM #6Originally Posted by Know Nuttin
05-15-05, 09:43 PM #7
well all i can say is that i'm completely speechless, i didnt figure i would ever see a good review for anything TT sells.....my venus gives me right around 40-45c load depending on what's loading it and what the case temps are, but when it gets hot around here and my case temps read in the 37c area it still holds right about 45c....Intel i7 930 w/ Thermalright Ulra 120 extreme w/2x Scythe Slipstream Kaze
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05-15-05, 10:13 PM #8Originally Posted by darkknight187RIP Tanya 1986-2008
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05-15-05, 10:25 PM #9Originally Posted by darkknight187
05-15-05, 10:34 PM #10
I was actually thinking of getting one of these before I bit the bullet and went to watercooling. I'm glad it's turned out to be a good performer, it certainly looks impressive. I wonder how long it's going to take before someone tries to mount one of these to there gpu.
05-15-05, 10:44 PM #11Originally Posted by mysterfix
05-15-05, 11:14 PM #12Originally Posted by Sentential
05-15-05, 11:14 PM #13
u wouldnt think that would cool as well as ti does , it looks like heat pipes do all the work and therefore it doesnt cool as well as it could at lower tmps with a few more fins near base. but thats a dam nice Load tmp bro...
05-15-05, 11:15 PM #14Originally Posted by mysterfix
05-15-05, 11:20 PM #15Originally Posted by Sentential
05-15-05, 11:24 PM #16
^^^ someone that has alot of time on their hands.
good review. still sticking to thermalright though, never trusted TT, and doubt i will.Pentium 4 3.4E (SL7E6 D0 Step) @ 3.8 Ghz Stock vcore * Gigabyte 8KNXP Rev. 2.0 Mobo (i875) FK * 1.5 Gig Dual Channel 3200 Ram Samsung TCCC 3-3-3-6 1:1 * TTBT (Aerocool GateWatch) * Sapphire 9800 XT + ATI Sliencer 3 * OCZ Powerstream 600 Watt PSU
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05-15-05, 11:28 PM #17Originally Posted by fAlCoNNiAn
05-15-05, 11:28 PM #18
that middle fan idea is pretty good, saves room, how much does it weight again? and how close is that getting to the limit of the mobo?
i think thats what limits the heatsinks and air cooling is weight.... i mean i have heard the XP-120 does very well, but doesnt that weight stress the mobo and cause it shorter life?
05-15-05, 11:29 PM #19Originally Posted by honhon
05-16-05, 02:45 AM #20
can you run it passive or is the might of the pressy too much for mere convection alone?
i might be interested in one of those to tame my 2.8c
i cant sleep with my computer on unless i jack with speedfan and let the temps on everything go up a bit and have the fans only come on when it gets hot.
but that gets old with the fans coming on every 3-5 minutes eventhough it is only my falman and nb fan that come on.
but who knows if i can find one of those for a decent price i just might pick it up.
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