Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: A Bigger Typhoon

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Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: A Bigger Typhoon

Jan 24, 2009 by Lawrence Lee

Product
Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro
LGA775/K8 CPU Cooler
Manufacturer
Thermaltake
Street Price
US$70

Thermaltake's BigTyp 14Pro is, as its name suggests, an even bigger version of their Big Typhoon. At the time of its release, the Big Typhoon was one of the largest heatsinks one could buy. By 2009 standards it is "Big" no longer — enthusiasts have seen much larger CPU coolers come and go. So, naturally, Thermaltake had to make it bigger.

While many of Thermaltake's products have unique design elements that show off their creative, outside-the-box thinking, the BigTyp is a result of a more traditional brute force strategy. It is basically a wider Big Typhoon VX with a larger 14cm fan, longer heatpipes, and a more secure mounting system to deal with all the extra weight.


Big Typhoon VX on the left, BigTyp 14Pro on the right.



The BigTyp 14Pro is encapsulated by a plastic shell inside a fat, stocky box.



Heatsink and mounting hardware. Standard retention clip for AMD systems; nuts, bolts and washers for LGA775.


Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: Key Features
(from the product web page)
Feature & Brief
Our Comment
Strong Cooling Structure
- with mirror coating copper base, 6 copper heatpipes, supports up to TDP 130W
With 6 copper heatpipes it better be able to handle a 130W CPU.
14cm Giant Fan with Blue LED
- the downward flow big fan covers more area to help system cooling not only for CPU
Generally the bigger the fan, the more efficient it is.
VR™ Fan Function
- allows you to adjust the fan speed for your need
Most of Thermaltake's coolers have a manual fan speed controller included.
Completely Silent
- 14cm fan could make good cooling effect at only low fan speed and generate minimum noise at the same moment
If all their heatsinks are silent we wonder what they consider to be loud...
Universal Clip
- for the mainstream PC platforms such as LGA775 and AM2 sockets
That's strange ... if it's universal, why include separate mounting systems for LGA775 and AM2?

Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: Specifications
(from the product web page)
Compatibility Intel® Core 2 Extreme (Socket LGA775)
Intel® Core 2 Quad (Socket LGA775)
Intel® Core 2 Duo (Socket LGA775)
Intel® Pentium D (Socket LGA775)
Intel® Pentium 4 (Socket LGA 775)
Intel® Celeron D (Socket LGA775)
Intel® Celeron (Socket LGA775)
AMD® Phenom (Socket AM2+)
AMD® Athlon 64 FX (Socket AM2/939)
AMD® Athlon 64 X2 (Socket AM2/939)
AMD® Athlon 64 (Socket AM2/939/754)
AMD® Sempron (Socket AM2/754)
Heatsink Dimension 156(L) x 155(W) x 128(H) mm
Heatsink Material Aluminum Fins w/ Copper Heatpipes & Base
Heatpipe Ø 6 mm x 12
Fan Dimension Ø 140 mm x 30 mm
Fan Speed 1000 ~ 1600 RPM
Bearing Type
Noise Level 16 ~ 24 dBA
Max. Air Flow 85.76 CFM
Max. Air Pressure 1.60 mmH2O
LED Fan Blue LED
Power Connector 3 Pin
Rated Voltage 12 V
Started Voltage 7 V
Rated Current 0.32 A
Power Input 3.84 W
MTBF 50,000 Hours
Weight 800 g



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