SilverStone Tundra TD03 Liquid CPU Cooler

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PHYSICAL DETAILS

The SilverStone Tundra TD03 is composed of a 15.2 x 12.4 x 4.4 cm radiator with a plastic outer shell and nickel-plated aluminum fins, a pair of 8 mm thick, 30 cm long, stiff plastic hoses connected to a 33 mm tall rectangular structure containing the pump and a copper water block. Without the fans, the entire structure weighs a total of 780 g, though only a small portion of this mass sites atop the CPU.


The base of the water block is lustrous 55 mm square of copper with rounded corners, measuring only 1 mm thick. It has been finely machined so that the surface is very flat and uniform.


Most liquid CPU coolers have the pump encapsulated in a round structure with a plastic exterior but SilverStone went with a more confidence-inspiring square metal design. The pump is powered via a 30 cm long 3-pin fan cable.


The radiator measures 44 mm thick, but we're skeptical as to whether it's truly dense enough to warrant a second fan.


Rather than having razor thin rows of coils winding from top to bottom, the radiator has thick, straight fins, cutting across the liquid pipes.


The 52 radiator fins are surprisingly thick, measuring 0.43 mm, and are spaced approximately 1.86 mm apart, on average.


The TD03 ships with an interesting stock fan, similar to that of the Argon AR01/AR03 heatsinks reviewed a few months ago.



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