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BIG TYPHOON VX - PHYSICAL DETAILS
The Big Typhoon VX.
The VX is for the most part, physically identical to the original
Big Typhoon, so
we'll keep the details to a minimum. Only three things have changed: the fan
is different, a manual fan speed controller has been added, and the mounting
system has been revised. The fan and grill are still held on screws, as is
the metallic fan frame. Hard contact between the fan and heatsink is a source
of noise; something Thermaltake either isn't aware of, or simply doesn't care
Heatsink with the fan and frame removed.
With its fan and frame stripped, the Typhoon VX is essential
two giant blocks of densely packed fins held up by two sets of heatpipes.
At the top and bottom, the fins are are shaped to resemble a wave on the beach,
or lazily drawn seagulls.
There is some, but not a lot of separation between the two
blocks. With very fine fin separation it does not look like a good candidate
for low airflow, quiet cooling.
The heatpipes begin (or end) at the base, where they are soldered
into grooves to the base. It's standard operating procedure these days.
The base is rough by contemporary standards. The machine
marks can be both seen clearly, but are difficult to distinguish by touch
alone. In our experience, this isn't a game-breaker.
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