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Old 05-15-05, 09:16 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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.

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<note that i modded the sink to move the fan to the center>

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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.

On Idle:
Case = 37C
CPU = 41C

On Load:
Case = 38C
CPU = 46C

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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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Old 05-15-05, 09:19 PM   #2
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4c above case temp thats better then my wc

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Old 05-15-05, 09:20 PM   #3
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and you paid 38 shipped for this w/fan?

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Old 05-15-05, 09:34 PM Thread Starter   #4
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and you paid 38 shipped for this w/fan?
Yea mang, ebay has been treating me well as of late
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Old 05-15-05, 09:36 PM   #5
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So are you selling your XP-120 then?? hehe..

you're insane...honestly....

good job

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Old 05-15-05, 09:38 PM Thread Starter   #6
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So are you selling your XP-120 then?? hehe..
hehe. No not yet. Im putting it to good use here on my i955X:

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Old 05-15-05, 09:43 PM   #7
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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....

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i didnt figure i would ever see a good review for anything TT sells
Lol, same..... Maybe TT is actually turning the corner and making products with competitive unique designs.... Then again, a stopped clock is right twice a day.

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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
Well people said the same when I decided to go Intel. Everything has its merits, even TT
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Old 05-15-05, 10:34 PM   #10
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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.

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I wonder how long it's going to take before someone tries to mount one of these to there gpu.
Dont tempt the fates cuz that crossed my mind......if I could only get it to fit.
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Dont tempt the fates cuz that crossed my mind......if I could only get it to fit.
Let me know how it turns out.

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Old 05-15-05, 11:14 PM   #13
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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...

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Let me know how it turns out.
its too tall. it MIGHT clear on my Gigabyte but i dont need that much cooling + i have other cards i need.
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its too tall. it MIGHT clear on my Gigabyte but i dont need that much cooling + i have other cards i need.
You know someones gonna try it eventually.

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^^^ someone that has alot of time on their hands.

good review. still sticking to thermalright though, never trusted TT, and doubt i will.

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^^^ someone that has alot of time on their hands.

good review. still sticking to thermalright though, never trusted TT, and doubt i will.
Give it a chance you'd be suprised like I was.
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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?
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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?
Like Ive said, its light, no heavier than an XP120.
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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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